Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wonder how a beer like this would do in a blind IPA tasting, because sometimes I think beers benefit from lowered expectations, and sometimes they tend to get pre-judged because there from a brewery that everyone had decided is mediocre. For example, this was a nice, fairly sessionable IPA that seemed as good as IPA from breweries held in higher esteem. I liked it, and would get again.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrata schkuma media buona persistenza nado media intensita leggermente luppolato agrumato lieve floreale secca scorza agrume buon amaro
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed gold pour with a slight white head. Resiny hops and carmel malt. Funky swee mlat and a resiny bitter. Funky stale with a bit o bread. Medium body with aggressive carbonation.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Malty and sweet nose with grassy hop notes. Malty flavor with some orange peel and citrus hop accents before a sweet finish.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a gently hazed, light copper-hued body with a growing, lasting, off-white head. Quality lacework on the descent.
Smell: Strongly floral hops, but also an infusion of citrus and a mite bit earthy over a basic, simplistic base of bready malts.
Taste: Lightly bready malts with a small, small nibble of golden syrup sweetness. Notably floral hops with sips of lemon and white grapefruit juices and a light telltale earthiness. Moderately bitter. Juicy, floral on the bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not quite as expressive as Sweetwater’s IPA, but it’s fairly decent.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is big and impressive with citrus, pine, and grassy hops. The malts are caramel like and give good balance. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma to a point but mostly astringent. The palate is thin. Overall this is such a waste. It is one great smelling beer that got my hopes up to them dash them.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared by Robotopera 4 ways. Pretty sure he got it from World of Beer in Florida. Yellow - orange color. Minimal white head, just some loose lace. Chunks of sediment suspended in the body. Lighter, more smooth carbonation. Medium - plus body. Light bitter taste. Decent hops - some grass, light pine, little citrus. Solid malt. Drinkable, satisfying IPA.
unclemattie (3904) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Orange color. Loads of floaties make it a bit un-appealing Aroma of hops; simple pine. Malt scent is a simple caramel. Tastes of very bitter hops, distant malt. Not great.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by turdferguson. Murky amber orange pour, floaties (bottom of bottle). One finger of off white head. Nose is resin heavy, lots of oily hop notes, light oxidation with bready notes and a citric quality. Lightly zesty quality to the flavor, otherwise the hop character is very resinous. Piney with a slightly papery quality. Not bad, needs some work but a great start.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 200th IPA rating. Cloudy orange pour, thick white head. Nose hoppy-herbal and grassy, light pine and citrus, light toffee malts. Flavor is a little more on the malty side, hops are still there but not as vibrant as the nose. Bitter finish, but not much hop flavor going on here. Drinkable, but forgettable.