AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Noah makes the call… Tony makes the pitch… and Fritz knocks it out of the park right into the Stormcloud! This is THE IPA that I would recommend those not into all that hops to try in order to develop an appreciation for hoppy brews!! All it took was a Texas IPA to get my head wrapped around all this hoppy-deliciousness! I’ve now had the pleasure of trying this brew both from the bottle and from the tap right at the brewery on one of their tours! A topaz colored body with a good frothy head that dissipates somewhat quickly to a thin sheen and good lacing effects. Lots of citrusy hops as well as some sweet malts on the nose. Medium-bodied and extremely smooth brew with an awesomely clean finish that’s not too hoppy nor too sweet! Definitely one of the best IPAs this malt-head has tasted!!
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [12oz] c/o Zeugil. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma of hops, a slight vegetal note, caramel malt and somewhat bready notes. Flavour of resiny hops and caramel malt, not much else. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. It’s just good, not great.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not big and hoppy enough for an American IPA, too light in body for a British IPA. It could fit as a boring American pale ale, though not a very smooth one. Not the worst beer, but not one to seek out.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during Worthington IPA Throwdown. Makes a little more sense now that I read the description. Not your typical IPA: aroma had malt, coffee? and perfume. Light hops in the flavor plus some nice bitterness. Almost creamy too. Interesting take on the style.
dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA. Copper in color with nice hop aroma. Fuller malt body with moderate hopping.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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 (542) - 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 (6300) - 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 (1562) - 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 (143) - 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.