TheHOFF43 (1992) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by bnielsen13. solid beer but lacking a lot of the ipa characteristics I prefer.
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Malty hoppy caramel and piney aroma. Much of the same in the flavor...caramel malts, moderate hop character, piney and yummy,
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wasn’t a fan of this, very malty, relly non-descript hoppiness, not that great.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy deep reddish orange appearance with a light tan head. Mild caramel, a bit burnt, somewhat herbal, lightly floral, slightly spicy hoppy aroma that doesn’t have much going on. Somewhat tangy, a bit rich caramel malty, woody, grassy bitter hoppy flavor. Ok.
beehaze (2) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bartender described it as "Surly Furious, but more aggressive." I'd roll with that. It's hoppy -- first flavors have a hint of something floral, but the aftertaste is weak and synthetic. Not a bad beer, but not a favorite.
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2013 Beer Dabbler in Saint Paul. This IPA was not balanced it was off on hops and felt low on malt as well.
JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Moved old rating to correct 2013 edition. Amber beer on tap at Grumpys in Roseville and sold under the Bent name. Dry, grassy hops and dry malt. A lotle oily, which is ok. Bone dry palate. High abv is hidden in the flavor.
sprybry (37) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, # 7 of 500 purchased at brewery. Pours a medium copper color with little head. Not too hoppy, floral and malt and roasted carmel aroma. Not what I was expecting, but tasty none the less.
bnielsen13 (259) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Deep amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is malty and earthy hops. Taste is bready and earthy, grassy hops. Decent beer.
Nuffield (3978) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s some discussion as to how best to categorize this beer. That’s a good thing, in that it suggests that this new Roseville, Minnesota-based brewery is willing to be innovative. Myself, I would call this beer an Imperial Amber. Amber, caramel color with a light head, the malts are intensive, though grassy and moderately vegetal, but the hops are also much in evidence, though not giving rise to a classic IPA/DIPA aroma (muted citrus, not vibrant grapefruit or anything). Drinkable and decent, the finish isn’t harsh, but this isn’t the kind of a beer that is going to get people exclaiming that they’ve found the elixir of life. (Bottle #2 of 500, bought from brewery)