Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice attention to citrus hop aroma. Thank you. Head is thin and quickly fades. Taste is slight hops with a prominent bitterness. Bitterness builds but so does sweetness. Both are forefront. Overall a decent beer for a hop head who likes bitterness and pine with a sweet ending mouthfeel.
DuffMan (9218) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Lovely deep red-orange hue with a light golden head. Lightly toasty malts and piney hops, with a nod toward malty dominance without being overly sweet. Assertively bitter finish. Very good.
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks, Chris! Pours a clear amber with a smaller off-white head that lasts as a decent-sized ring. Lots of malt in this one - caramel, toast, biscuit - along with some piney, resinous hops. Faint spice, some sugars. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty, resinous mouthfeel. Not my favorite style of IPA - the English brand - but it’s good and balanced.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from Big Red in Indianapolis, I believe. Shared with phaleslu. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head, leaves decent bits of lace. Good toasty, vanilla malt flavor, kind of biscuity. Some pine, light spiciness, resiny hop. Nice bigger bitterness. Light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Pretty tasty, well-balanced, satisfying IPA. Enjoyed it more than I expected to.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - Golden, slight head that dissipates quickly with a little lacing
S - American hops. Grapefruit and citrus.
T - Not much malt to back up the hops. I love hops, but that’s all this is.
M - This is where this beer fails. Way too watery for the style. This may be good if it had any malt backbone to support the hops.
D - Light body would make putting down several of these easy, but why bother when it’s at the low end of taste for an IPA.
J_man (910) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, Indiana. Strong, dank earthy aroma mixed with molasses sweetness. Hazy pumpkin orange color with a nice thin layer of foam. That strong earthiness follows with a citrus pith bitter bite into the taste with a slight mushroomy vegetality. A good caramel and corn syrup sweetness helps balance out this bitterness, but it ultimately sticks to the tongue and coats it, outlasting everything else. The bottle says 88 IBUs and I believe it, but the balance of hop flavors I like just isn’t here. It’s too overwhelmingly body hops and not enough aroma. Still an interesting IPA.
geeklimit (282) - USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber with a thin creamy head that dissipates within a few minutes. Carbonated slightly higher than usual. Aroma is a pleasant balance of malt and hops, with the expected hops notes of an IPA. Well-tasting malt with hops chasing close behind. Pleasant fresh hops aftertaste with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very good, very drinkable IPA.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very well balanced, a little too sweet, I would say, although this was not a terribly memorable beer so it’s hard to say.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can courtesy of queenholly. Dark brown amber color with thin soapy head. Deep amber color, thin soapy head. Flavor is mango, pineapple and pink grapefruit. Caramel is present but is really subdued. Bitterness lingers for a good duration after the sip. Trances of pine resin when warm. Meduim in body with proper amount of carbonation.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit darker in color than I expected with a mostly white head. Very hoppy up front, guava, mango, citrus peel, grassy notes on the finish.