calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís more malty than most IPAs Iíve had. Not as hoppy as Iíd like. Very strong alcohol content, but not much else makes it very good.
MrBeerFanatic (905) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light and slightly hazy light amber with orange hues, frothy head. Aromas of caramel mixed with floral/slightly fruity hops. Flavors of caramel slightly overpowering the floral hops. Medium bitter that stays around in the aftertaste. Nothing offensive here just more on the malty side for an ipa and a malty that isnít to charming.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark golden brown with amber highlights.
Thick head with nice retention. Spotted lacing.
S - Earthy hops, semi-sweet malt, almost a bean scent coming through, a weird earthy, acidic tomato aroma.
T - Floral hops start it off, followed by a candied malt that is quite pronounced, slight chocolate notes mixed with peppery citrus bite, finish is grapefruit rind resin.
Not too shabby. A little on the floral side but other than that a descent IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Stevieg77 (1) - - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I normally do not like IPAs. Its probably b/c this one is mild compared to those I've tasted that I like this one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wanja (760) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pyramid Brewing pub, Seattle. Clear dark golden color. Very bitter taste... Perfect!
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Poured copper in color. Aroma was mild earthy hop and cardboard. Taste follows. Musty taste with small roasted malt, lots of bittering. Metallic off taste.
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice copper, with small head and decent lacing. I have found this beer to be inconsistent--possibly because of age. On a good day, it is well-balanced and hop heavy--piney, maybe even pinon. On a bad day, only the elevated ABV is a positive.
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly copper golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light and bready. Flavor...BOOM. Columbus hops. Not what I expected. Fruity sweetness in the backhand. Tastes sort of as if Magic Hat #9 got a bit hoppier. Maybe with a dash of grapefruit. Very solid.
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toffee-like malts and a hint of crisp hops. The flavor is toffee/caramel, fruit and a long citrus finish. Drinkable but kind of low on the hops.
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Seattle Taproom (Sea-Tac Airport) - 09/11/12.
Very lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head, lively carbonation evident (Great - Not!).
Nose is light caramel malt, touch of citrus, a little hoppage, a pretty muted nose all told.
Taste is caramel malt, some hop bitterness, a little candied sugar, citrus notes, light floral tones.
Medium bodied with prickly carbonation (badly done IPA!) leading to a bitter finish.
Below par stuff - not recommended.