AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a tight head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy peppercorn more like a Belgian Blond or Vienna lager. Smooth medium body. Flavor is mainly dry with bready pale malt and spicy yeast. Finishes nicely bitter. OK i get it now, a German style IPA.... different for sure.
BuckeyeBoy (3669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours out a dark yellow topped with a white head. Aroma of malt and wet cardboard. Tast more of the malts. i can’t say I picked up much hops for an IPA.???
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pale gold, light white head and nice lacing. Nose of flat dry (not the verb, the adjective) hops, some sour malt and light yeast esters. The flavor is a little hoppy, but comes across as an underseasoned steak, just bland. Grassy tail. Eh. Citrusy, sour, a little all over.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of mar. Pours gold with a rocky white head. Smells of straw, lemons, dry malt. Tastes of light citrus, some complimentary malt. Decent.
152219 (14) - USA - APR 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle purchased from Central Market in Dallas. Poured into a shaker.
Appearance: Golden yellow with a nice amount of carbonation. Nice white head which was long lasting. Nice lacing down the sides of the glass.
Aroma: A nice amount of sweet malt instantly hits the nose. A very slight hint of citrus hops is present.
Taste: Nice caramel malt with a slight hint of citrus and floral hops. A more pronounced bittering hop finish was present. Nice mouthfeel. Clean tasting and smooth.
Overall: Unfortunately, this is mislabeled in my opinion. This is a lightly hopped dortmunder/helles or pilsner (a bit more than both of those styles are generally hopped). If one was looking for an "IPA" this isn’t going to satisfy you. But, I think this could be an excellent "gateway" beer for those wanting to go from american light lagers to IPAs.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 0z. bottle, malty nose with golden brown color, nice texture but a bit bitter finish
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/7/08 - 12 oz. bottle at the Ginger Man in Dallas. Pours golden orange with amber hues, small white head, rimming. Nose is not very discernible. Taste is a touch wheaty w/ malt toffee and some spice. Hops are very mellow. Just tasty. Not like anything else. Good experience.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beery aroma. Decent bite of hops in the flavor. This beer is appropriately named "Stormcloud" as the appearance is cloudy and looks more like a wheat beer than an IPA.
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark gold pour with a thin white head on top. hops and citrus on the nose. i can definitely taste the german influence on this one and it seems more like a wheat beer than an IPA.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 This is a re-rate 07/04/2009 since the recipe change. Pours a cloudy gold, white head. Nice aroma of some citrus, pine. Flavor is malty and fruity, some pine, with a dirty bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad but kinda harsh, not balanced....