Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never had anything from these guys so I grabbed some of this when I was in WI last week. No date on the bottle which always worries me with this style, but I went agianst better judgement and grabbed some. Poured into a pint glass.
This beer pours a dark orange with a thick white head. Nose is pungent with orange, pine, lemon. Good moderately full mouth. The alcohol is noticeable in this one as the 7% comes with a bang. I wouldn’t want to down too many of these at once, and this is on a full stomach. Nice bitter character, wih a mild spicy profile. but there is a dry sweet biscuity character as well which makes this more English to me. I would think this is a nice hybrid between American and English IPA. Bitter and tasty, but plenty of sweetness and dry finish as well. A tasty beer that I am glad I picked up.
ajnepple (3089) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Golden orange and clear appearance with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, floral notes. toasted grains, light toffee/caramel and light herbs. Similar flavor, moderate to heavy hop bitterness and minimal to light malt sweetness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a lingering, dry finish with a touch of alcohol. Decent, but kinda of hard to drink after a while.
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is pine, citrus, malt, and floral. Mild IPA with nothing memorable.
Strangebrewer (956) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear amber with a filmy white head. Big citrus aroma of Columbus hops. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a resiny finish. Flavour of caramel malt, notes of oranges with herbal hops, slightly peppery.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
All the proceeds from this go to charity so the brewers might be good people but they sure do make some garbage beer. This one is perfectly clear orange w/ a small head of fine white bubbles. This claims to be an IPA but isn’t really terribly hoppy, esp. in the nose. I get a bit of caramel and grain and you can’t really tell there’s much of the way of hops in there until you get to the strong, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. I suppose this does provide balance to rather sticky, heavy sweetness but really that’s enough that nothing is going to save this beer. Needless to say, I am not a fan. I recommend you do not buy this.
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, orange zest and light pink grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, light grapefruit zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Finhead (1308) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, golden pour with a white head. The aroma has floral and pine hop notes. It has a light, crisp body with almost fizzy carbonation. The taste is bitter with a dry finish.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours burnt gold color. Thick white head that fades quickly. Very clear beer. Lacing fades into the glass as time goes on.
Smell: citrus. Pineapple, orange, sweet citrus. Slight bitterness after the sweetness.
Taste: light citrus. Pepper flavor. Can't taste the alcohol at all. Slight bitterness.
Feel: slightly thicker mouth feel.
Overall: smell us delicious, but taste just doesn't jump out like an IPA should in my opinion. Watch for the abv it will sneak up on you.
First drank: home June 29, 2014
JonnyMadison (68) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. First taste was a milder IPA, not overwhelming. The flavor become waterier and the palate more metallic after awhile.
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from my buddy’s rehearsal dinner at The Madison Club. Pours a somewhat cloudy orangish gold with a finger of white head that stays as an uneven small film and thick ring. Notes of grass, citrus zest, pale and crackery malts, florals, and a squeeze of soap. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter, citrusy mouthfeel. Good IPA but not memorable.
Jdhersh3 (1) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light copper color. Lots of head but very little lacing. Floral & pine aroma was promising but mouth-feel was thin with an odd after taste. Not a fave.