vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Schlafly 2012 Repeal Fest. Pours clear copper with a small off-white head. The aroma has dry caramel, very mild hoppiness and an overall muted quality to the aroma - not much I picked up. Medium body with light graininess and mild carbonation. I expected the flavor to pop out more than the aroma, but its very minor as well. This is mainly caramel malt that is a bit on the sweet side and really doesn’t showcase hops for something called an IPA. The finish has a small bit of spicy / spicy hops, but this is still very malt forward. I wondered if this was an old keg they brought.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival @ the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. Tapped from the Black/Silver Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Cup.
Aroma- Has a VERY skunky, hop aroma from the beginning and Americans hops towards the finish. Doesn’t hit the nose hard but on the contrary, have to search for these attributes.
Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger, bubbly head that dies fairly quickly. Has a dark reddish copper body with good clarity. Leaves tons of suds behind.
Flavor- Very complexed and tough to break down all of the flavors... Tons os citrus and pine mixed with American hops. Medium-High Bitterness. Couldn’t find any malt present either.
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and has a very pleasant grapefruit finish.
Overall Impression- A very hoppy American IPA but not balanced. Needs more malt and not too many types of hop that you are not able to distinguish between any of them. Still enjoyed and would have again but many more at this festival to get to!
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival 2012. Pours a golden-amber color with a finger of off-white head. Faint aroma of grassy hops, pale and caramel malts, and cereal. Flavor is mostly the same with a little more spice and bitterness. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Not much going on in this IPA.
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Repeal. Gold and copper. Aromas and flavors of floral european hops and yeast. Balance could use more malt but they are scarce. That makes for a thin offering.
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a frothy off-white head and nice lacing. Mild aroma of bready malt, grass and some caramel. The taste is mostly pale malts with a moderate spicy bitterness. Medium bodied and slightly dry. It seems like more of an unusually bitter bitter than an IPA to me. I guess in that regard, it would fit better under English Pale Ale here...
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - deep gold, some head, lacing. Not exactly a hop bomb here. Seems too malty for an IPA. I guess that’s where the German style comes in. Medium body and a somewhat dry finish but forgettable for the most part.
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a nice hoppy bite. it's not an over the top hop flavor but moderate. Nothing outstanding but it was enjoyable .
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crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle to glass; my least favorite Rahr to date.. cut to chase a mess of a beer - lot of mixed up stuff but nothing good; mild hops citrus blah
GODiSSOUTHERN (359) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful golden color with a nice thick head. The flavor is more reminscent of a traditional english IPA than an american one. Nice subtle hop flavors.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pretty gold color with a 2 finger head and good lace. Weird aroma of creamed corn and floral hops. Flavor is a bit flat, bready malt with slightly astringent hoppiness.