heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Second try, a little better this time. Less citrus and more dry. Old review follows. Dark copper colored body with a fluffy khaki head on top. The initial nose is oranges with some almonds and toast. Up front, it smells like most big IPAís. Toasted almonds and grapefruit and fairly strong up front. However, the finish is a syrupy sweet mess of orange juice and pistachios. I wanted to like this one more, but the finish ruins it for me.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy orange color with a decent white head. Citrusy aroma, orange and grapefruit maybe. Citrus flavor as well, a slight hop bitterness in the finish, pretty good IPA.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma opened with a dose of dirty, earthy notes and light bandaid.. thankfully that wore off rather quickly, but unfortunately it was followed by a dose of rubbing alcohol.. finally some caramel maltage accented by spicy floral and light citrus hops came through. The flavor started with tangy citrus zest and some boozage, with sweeter caramel coming through at the core.. there was actually more sourness and booze around the edges than hop bitterness (citrus and earth for the most part).. finished tacky, hot, and not tasty. Medium-plus bodied with a heavy, oppressive feel to it.. carbonation was alright.. didnít care for it.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is citrus, hops and not much else. not bad on the palate but the hops are int he back with caramel in the front.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with a caramel aroma, no foam, flavor is sweet caramel with a light bitterness
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a clear amber with no head, bubbles or lacing. Nose is great with honey, toasted caramel and almost no hops. Taste is hops, honey, with an oily mouthfeel. This beer is undercarbonated a bit as well.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with not much head. Aroma is lacking..not much there. taste is very bleh. some hops notes, some malt, but nothing goes together and just runs around the mouth trying to get together. Unbalanced, uninteresting, and yet another smash hit from this brewer.
gobeers (13) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle with a rich frothy head. Aroma was a good balance of hops. Nothing specific but pleasing. Flavor was of toffee malts and hops. Overall a very solid beer. A strong malt backbone to support the hops. A hefty amount of bittering that didnít burn my tongue. This is what I imagine IPAs once tasted like
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with thin off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some diacetyl and caramel malt. Taste is much the same. This wasnít a very good IPA in my book. Lack of a citrus profile, combined with the diacetyl just donít add up.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops, light citrus, and a medium amount of malts. Taste is much the same. Tastes more like an IPA to me. A decent standard fair, but nothing exciting.