dchmela (2924) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rollinhard. Hazy light orange amber pour. Bready malt and hop aroma. Smooth malt taste with a spicy hop bitterness. Kind of like a hoppy marzen.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz. Pour is hazy golden with no head at all. Slight hints of citrus to the nose, but nothing more. Flavor is like a Budweiser. Drinkable but this shouldnít be called an IPA. Ew.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Soonah. Pours golden yellow with slight white head and a lot of speckledy gray floaties. The aroma is malty in a way I donít quite expect from a typical IPA (the all-German ingredients explains this), with lots of lemonbread, and a strange yeasty note. The flavor is lemon and muffins with a good dose of herbal tea. Very weird. The finish is quite bitter, but the herbal tea characteristics really hang on. Iím not sure how I feel about this one.
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of elderberries. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderberries, leading to a dry bitter and fruity finish. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared with Bman1113vr. Gold with virtually no head. Aroma was light floral hops, and a sugary smelling sweetness. Very little taste, hints of hops with a fizzy mouthfeel. Bland.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009 bottle. I am not sure who uploaded this, but I am not sure it deserves itís own rating. Pours with a particle abundant yellow body with no head. Aroma of apples, German hops, and a noticeable, crisp element. Taste is a bit astringent with soggy and sour malts, a bit of German hops and associated bitterness. Tastes as though it has been lagered. No where near enough hoppiness for an IPA (I would be shocked if this was above 30IBU). Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Not an IPA in my opinion, just swill. Pours with a large, rocky, white head with a deep yellow body. Hay and maybe some spicey yeast in the aroma (lack of hops, especially for an IPA). Tastes like a watery pale lager with a dash of hop bitterness. Pretty crappy for an IPA. Fizzy mouthfeel.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Golden in color with a very small white head. Below average carbonation. Very thin with a clean taste. Did not come across as an IPA. What is a German style IPA? If this is it, Iíll stick to "regular" IPAs.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Hazy golden orange, tall off-white head of foam. Nice citrus hop, some straw, and a bit of caramel. Bready malt flavor. Very dry. Spicy and finishes with a nice linering hop character. Medium bodied. very tasty and full flavored. nice hop bite.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Brew pours medium gold, mostly clear with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Some lemon zest and other citrus notes. Flavor held some spice and hop bitterness, finish was quick and somewhat astringent.
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Not a bad IPA. It doesnít bowl me over with hops, which I appreciate. Some donít care for that but I really like it. A much more subtle approach to an IPA. 3.8
RE-RATE 9/8/10 Fresh tap at the brewery grand re-opening! Pours a clear golden orange with a solid white head. Aroma of sweet sap, grain and fruity notes. Flavor is lightly hopped, big grain and soft bitter. An easy-drinking IPA.