5000 (6239) - 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 (1561) - 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.
Steeeve (327) - 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 (5650) - 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 (1029) - 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 (644) - 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.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Ben. Dark golden pour, about a finger of head that quickly fades. Very slight aroma, a little bit of citrus and maybe some malt. Slight hops bite, with a touch of malt to balance it out. Touch of bitterness to the finish. Another small profile beer from Rahr. I might be missing something.
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2010
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
NOTHING on the nose. when I say nothing, I mean nothing.. IPA is supposed to have some hops on the nose. shove this under my face, blindfold me, and I dont know a beer is in front of me. it is THAT absent and lacking.
taste... well... kinda tastes like it smells. nothing. While I am excited that Rahr put out a beer that is over 5% (can tell because the label actually says Ale rather than beer) this is a real failure. I can see what they are trying to do here, make a beer that the mass oblivious texans would buy in place of the BMC products, but for someone that likes beer, dont buy it.