Chad9976 (1157) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank a 12oz bottle sent to me from a friend.
Apperance: typical IPA orange - extremely bubbly; shaving cream-like head;
Aroma: Plenty of flowers and some citrus but not very potent
Taste: clean, hop bitterness from start to finish. Tastes like flowers but isn’t very robust. A nice orange juice-like flavor in the finish, but palate is simple and fairly mild. Bitter to be sure, maybe overly dry.
Mouthfeel: tad thin for an IPA; dry; hops linger for a moment and fade away
Drinkability: Easy to chug, although bitterness and dryness are hard to circumvent.
Overall: it’s a by-the-numbers IPA. Doesn’t break any new ground. Not that it’s bad, though. It satisfies. I’d prefer something with more character. This is playing it a little too safe.
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at Fizz. Good but unbalanced IPA. Needed more malt sweetness. Very pale color. Serving: Bottle
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautiful golden color with a nice sudsy head. Smells well rounded with citrus notes. Palates well with a slight grassy character. Beats most Pale Ales in my opinion, but hard pressed to score well in a very challenging IPA catagory.
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a mild little blond hop centric ale. The nose isn’t that compelling but the taste is a really nice balance of simple, sweet malts and bitterness. Combined w/ the light body and zesty carbonation this makes for a very drinkable beer. This is seven percent alcohol according to the brewer’s website and does not taste it at all. It actually strikes me as rather light APA more so than an IPA of any sort.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow / gold with a large white head. It looks like a pils to me. The aroma is biscuity with light toast and a hint of hops. The body is medium, crisp and sharp with lots of carbonation. The flavor starts with toasty malt and harsh hoppiness with traits of earth, pine, dirt and dry grapefruit. The finish has the brutal harsh hops and some metallic traits. Good, but a bit rough.
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a straw yellow with a large white head. Aroma is hard to come by. Some hops are there but very faint. Flavor is a little better. Super bitter with minimal hops in the aftertaste. Drinkable but not real good.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellow with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemony hops, with a little bit of earthiness. Flavor is an interesting, dry bitter slightly astringent flavor. Not bad but nothing too crazy.
lholub (5) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours cloudy amber with small head that lingers. Hoppy aroma with a light bitter aftertaste.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Kelleher’s (Peoria, IL). Pours a nice lively golden hazed hue, glowing and pretty, a thick creamy bright white head laces very well, stays large. Aromas are soapy and grass, pale and cereal grains, soapy and and mellow sweetness, decent bittering hops. Initial is lighter bodied, pale malts and floral hops, nice moderate bitterness, a bit perfumey, decent bitterness on the backend. Florals, a faint pine, a lighter bodied beer more of a pale ale without a hop bite, still a decent bitterness balances and takes. Ok. A bit underwhelming
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured hazy orange. Not much aroma. Meh...I’ve had way better IPA. This had the bitter taste somewhat but no additional flavors at all. Just went down flat and dry. Nothing special.