AndyW68 (1235) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like. Hazy orange/amber pour with white head. Arona is hoppy lemon. Taste is a little bitter orange peel and hops. Sidenote. Had a little left with desert. Avtually goes well with whipped cream.
NoYouDidnt (12) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
NYD, just do yourself a favor and stay away from people’s stuff. Taste is just very sub par on this one. You like so many IPAs better than this one. Get those instead at the store or restaurant. If at a restaurant and no other micros are available... Get water. It’s healthy and won’t disappoint you.
DrSteveBrule (27) - - SEP 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish color. Aroma of hops and fairly intense raisiny caramels. Taste lives up to complex aroma. Very good English/American IPA.
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wlajwl (4801) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus/fruit, spices and slightly odd perfumed. The flavor is citrus, fruit, malts and a little too much bitterness in the finish.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can
Initially I picked this up because of the novel can design which peels off to form an aluminum container for future beers. The quality of the beer was an added bonus. I wish more microbreweries would can this way to make tailgates more enjoyable.
Aroma / Appearance - Caramel brown liquid pours lightly into a shaker. An ochre head builds quickly if dumped aggressively. Warm melons, grapefruit, and resin float into the air with a bright resiny aspect. The effect reminds me of a malt driven English style IPA.
Flavor / Palate - Clean bitterness tickles the palate. Caramel, resin, and grapefruit scour the tongue clean. Orange peels carry into a sticky dry finish. I think I will try to share the rest with other local beer lovers while they retain that fresh nature. You too should grab some while passing through Indiana.
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can compliments of Trent!
A cloudy orange rusty look to it with a big head of creamy, vs, billowy foam. Great lacing.
The nose is big on grapefruit and pine. Somewhere, deep down, I get hints of some malt character.
Well, the malt showed up in the taste with a nice smooth bite(haha) of caramel. It goes beautifully with the aggressive pine and grapefruit. This *almost* tastes like a 2 or 3 year old Bigfoot. Don’t laugh.
The body here is pretty big; another resemblance to the beer I mentioned above.
Well, I’m pretty damned impressed with this IPA. Very damned impressed!
Itzjerm (1769) - 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 (8193) - 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 (7825) - 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 (8872) - 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.