mmmbeer (1369) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft at Alamo Drafthouse-Lake Creek) Served in shaker- very nice one finger white head with HEAVY lacing with each sip, turbid tan/copper in appearance. Aroma of hops, citrus, and a note of grapefruit. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is extremely pleasant and enjoyable, hops come in the middle with notes of sweetness in the background as they took me away to a magical place- very well balanced overall and hard not to have the whole drink in less than 5 minutes. The big question- is this better than... Two Hearted? My opinion- you’d better keep one eye open late at night Larry and pray Real Ale doesn’t make this on a regular basis!!!
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 draft at Flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is pine and floral hops. Taste is sweet, fruity citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry, bitter finish.
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
been wanting to try this for quite a while ... went to boondoggles and they knew nothing... lacing is extraordinary, low head but very stable and crazy good foam .. smug? ... is a rich golden colour ... nice bitters ... a good beer, didn’t quite meshing with the others.. another great brew from Real Ale..
kidmartinek (4322) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - beautiful. The color is deep, rich full gold. The head is 1.5 inch white. Laces like a blanket. The aroma is great and smells like strong cascade and amarillo hops, my 2 favorite varieties and having them both together in one beer is making me smile right now. The flavor is of a medium-full, floral hops with a full body and an underlying crystal malt. Its mild, smooth, has a bite, and mellow and refreshing and satisfying all at the same time. This is the perfect balanced beer. Break one open in the backyard.
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 (2626) - 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 (1526) - 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 (7948) - 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.