jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bready-light/medium malt, some spice. Taste follows Not an American IPA but enjoyable, sessionable.
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ale pours a little thin with mild hop aroma; taste is pleasantly bitter and German malt influence is present; ok drinkable but not great IPA
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Amberish, cloudy, huge fluffy off-white head, nice lacing. Hoppy aroma, slightly dank and basement like. A little vegetable like right up front, pale hoppiness. Kinda smells a bit like turkey taco farts. Don’t ask... Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit it is fairly smooth. Backside is a little cardboardish and musty. Not a real sharp IPA, but tiz alright. Not overly hoppy either. Probably more like a PNW Pale Ale. Thanks for the bottle Bill!
Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 IPA blasphomy! Not sure if it was the 2009 reconfiguring or what but I did not enjoy this beer. I realize most english style IPAs are much more subdued then their West Coast bretheren, but come on! Where is the flavor and aroma? Subpar at best. In one work - meh.
boomerbrew (142) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on draft during a brewery tour. This was a decent beer but for an IPA i was expecting a little more hop favor and aroma. Maybe the brewery doesn’t dry hop??? The malt was at a good low level for an IPA. Pours gold with white cream head - a little hazy. Good dry bitterness on the palate.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Cavie. Hazy dark gold pour with a firm white head. Aroma is... pizza? Very doughy malts, and for some reason I get tomatoes in the nose. Not very much hop presence for an IPA. Slightly funky taste. Bready malts and a piney bitter finish. Mouthfeel isnt bad, light-medium body with good carb. Not awful, but a little bit weird. Not sure that a "German-style IPA" was primed for the best results. Tastes like an overly hopped Oktoberfest.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Mike for sending this my way!
A- This is one beautiful IPA- uniformly translucent light murky amber hue. Pours with a nice 1-2 finger soapy white head. This has perfect retention at 1 finger and leaves lacing behind all the way down the glass.
S- Nose is mild but pretty standard for an IPA. Herbal hops, pale malt, and a hint of citrus.
T- Taste is much milder and less exciting than the nose. Only pale malt and a hint of herbal hops upfront. The finish adds a mild touch of pine-but mostly pale malt sweetness, mild to moderate bitterness and hop resin.
M- Medium carbonation and light to medium weight moderately smooth body.
D- This isn’t a very good IPA and its an "eh" brew overall. Glad I tried this-but wouldn’t be reaching for it regularly in TX.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010 01:38:28
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee with some grassy hops and some floral notes. The flavor is heavy on the floral hops and biscuit malt. I also get some grassy and earthy hops and some malt that makes the beer taste a bit like unsweet iced tea. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark gold pour from bottle. Very little head. Watered down taste of citrus and hops. As far as IPA’s go, this was fairly disappointing. Just not much here.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Snifter. clean and clear orange-yellow color. white head, with good retention and lacing. nice light citrus hop aromas. smells like pilsner malts. decent flavor. some citrus hops and breakfast malts from the german-style IPA. smooth and crisp. easy on the carbonation. mild body. big pilsner flavors. easy to drink, but slightly confusing palate.