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 (2733) - 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 (3876) - 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 (3159) - 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 (5530) - 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 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.
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 (4782) - 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.