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 (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Kelleherís (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...Iíve had way better IPA. This had the bitter taste somewhat but no additional flavors at all. Just went down flat and dry. Nothing special.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting size portion at a local beer tasting event. Served in a plastic cup.
Pale amber in color, cloudy, with a small creamy head. Piney hop aroma.
Little bit of a piney hop flavor with caramel malts. Not as hoppy as the name of the beer would indicate, but it does finish with a mild pleasant bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, good carbonation levels. Reminded more of a pale ale compared to an IPA. Of the beers I tasted from the brewery, this one was the most enjoyable.
Strykzone (4222) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite clear light golden with a soapy white head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing. Some nice fruit in the aroma. Flavor is very bitter, tart, and dry. There is caramel and cardboard and plenty of grapefruit. This one is a bit too overbearing for me.
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I went into this one with VERY low expectations (even before reading some of the reviews, but Iím going against the grain on this one. I like it quite a bit. Smells nice and piney-sweet, mildly hoppy, almost like a harvest ale. Taste is not very balanced; the hops donít show up until very late, and serve to create a smoky-bitter aftertaste, but in this case I am down with that. Tastes very clean up front, and pretty dirty later on--but to me itís not in a bad way. The appearance and mouth are both run-of-the-mill at best, but all things considered this is a solid mid-grade IPA; certainly better than most in the $8 a 6pack price range.
alobar (2517) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great name. Adequate beer. Golden amber color with an aroma of pine and hops. Flavor of hops, pine, and citrus. Not overwhelming. Rather adequate. Had high hopes. Not realized.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus fruits, toasted malts, and light oxidation. Taste of grass, pine, citrus fruits, toast, toffee, and a lightly bitter finish.
Leafs93 (1517) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a little haze and medium white head. Aroma consits of citrus, pines and hay. Taste is bitter with a dry finish. Ok brew.
bigrond (1413) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
The plusses for this brew are easy. Decent aroma, holds it head for a long time - laces the glass very nicely. Thatís it though. Flavor is very bitter. No balance what so ever, hops flavor is lost in the ultra bitter finish. this is one of the worst examples of an American IPA I have ever tasted, hands down. Wisconsin has proven that beer dosenít matter to them......stick to cheese.