Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 I still need to have the 2009 brew as I was unimpressed with Stormcloud before. Not enough hops and a strange aftertaste.
*Not much of a change from the <2008 Stormcloud. A little thicker than I remember exchanged for a little less taste but more hops. I canít decide which is better.
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another ericandersnavy production. Pours light copper with a fluffy white head of large bubbles. Aromas of lightly roasted malt and spicey/grassy hop. Medium body with loosely frothy carbonation. Flavor is kind of like a bready hoppy pilsner. The grassiness renders it slightly astringent. Sort of demonstrates how beer styles can move together. Finishes bitter, and really enjoyable. Not a NW hop bomb, but itís bitterly bitter, and that is what counts.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Cavie poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. The aroma is a fair amount tamer than I was hoping, with a touch of malt and corn, maybe some bread in there. The flavor is slightly sweet with a touch of hard minerally bitterness and a hint of hop flavor on the finish. This really is a more traditional style IPA, not American. Thin-ish body and medium carbonation.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a bud light with an extra .000001 ounces of hops. Not sure why they call it a IPA. Not a good beer at all.
dchmela (3010) - 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 (34308) - 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 (7916) - 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.