wu1000k (18) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. Amber / orange in color, with hoppy, floral, and slight malt aroma. Taste is citrus with hops with a somewhat bitter finish. Mouth feel is hoppy-goodness followed by medium-thick malt finish. I personally thought they could have turned up the citrus/pine and hop notes up a notch, but given I’m a hop fiend, that’s just the way I roll. Holds its own among IPAs but not of Imperial IPA caliber. Definitely would recommend a pint if you haven’t had this before.
Biohazard (10) - USA - JUL 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman, Fabulously hoppy, with strong American hop aroma and flavor of rich pine resins, with decent malt backing. Brilliant golden amber color, good clarity, easy drinking.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Houston). Pine and floral aromas. Copper body with off white head and some lace. Good juicy citrus flavor with medium bitter bite. Cool and crisp on the palate. Good refreshment.
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap at Draught House on June 28, 2008) Little/no head. Lightly carbonated. Semi-syrupy look. Amber/orange color. Very hoppy aroma, that’s it really. Taste is very pretty hoppy, not too west-coastish but very stisfying all the same. Thing with IPAs is you can only (usually) taste/smell hops... so, not much to report - nothing extraordinary. Palate is slick and easy. No aftertaste. Light body with a medium-thick hoppy malt on the back of the tongue. Pretty good for a Texas IPA
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is very hoppy with light piney notes. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is also very hoppy with citrus and a nice bitter finish. A good IPA from Real Ale.
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pours a clear cooper yellow, with a thick white head that thins out but stays with the beer the whole time. The lacing rocks, it hangs all down the sides of the glass. The nose is all hops with some light grass notes. The taste is light for an ipa; I would call it a dry light hop taste, not big by any means. The finish is short for this beer type but very pleasant. A good beer.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured orange red color. Aroma is hops and apricots. Taste is smooth and crisp full of hops
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11-4-07 on tap at Uncle Billy’s. Soapy hops smell with a nice sweetness to it. Translucent golden amber with nice head and lacing. Strong "kick you in the ass" bitterness. Surprising for a local beer.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Tap at Flying Saucer. Typical IPA color. Typical IPA nose. Typical IPA taste. Untypical IPA for Texas...which is very good indeed.
On Cask at Beavers (07_12_08). Mouthfeel is a bit creamy with tiny bubble that makes for a wonderful IPA. Nose was huge hops with some nice floral (hibiscus) aromas and piney notes as well. Flavor was very hoppy, but well integrated into the malts, more so than the draft version. 8/5/8/4/17 = 4.2
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with an average white head. Aroma of toasted cereal, honey, citrus, peach and light florals. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel, nuts, and some pine.