Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Savannah Mellow Mushroom. Pours with a thick, mushy consistency. Has an opaque rust color and a firm standing head. Drinks with a thick orange malt essence and a nice alcoholic kick. Not bad for a Southern brew ... definitely a sipper. (#4706, 7/24/2012)
Sledutah (5663) - Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at Taco Macs in GA
Appearance: Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral and caramel
Taste: Floral, caramel, buttery with pine resin in the finish
A decent IPA, bitter finish
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gift from my friend Noel. Amber pour with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is earthy hops, citrus, caramel and sweet malt notes. Taste is citrus, floral and earthy hops, touch of iced tea, caramel and sweet malt. Toasted grains as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Mild lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more caramel, toasted grains, citrus notes, iced tea, floral hops and earthy hops.
Suttree (5407) - 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.
jackl (5404) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. The pour’s amber with a tiny head. Plenty of dandruff and floaties in the glass. The nose is full of caramel, sweetened orange peel, toast. The taste is more caramel, a bit of unripened melon. Moderately grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, a pretty middle of the road IPA.
Strykzone (5352) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. Some haze in this golden orange beer. One finger of foam that soon almost completely disappeared. An odd aroma that is hard to describe. Fortunately it tastes much better. All kinds of tropical fruit and grapefruit is tasted. Decent bitterness. Some pine resin, too. This was a classic west coast IPA and it is a nice one. I happen to like the style a lot.
decaturstevo (5342) - 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 (5204) - 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.
djd07 (5180) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the RBWG lobby share. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is grain and bready malt. Thin mouth, resin hop, light pine, decent.
onceblind (5178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a fast-fading head. Nose smells leafy and a wee bit resinous with a small sweetness behind it. The flavor is strongly hopped with some leafy and grassy bitterness, a little pine, finishing with an amberish caramel tone. A little heavy on the leafy resin, otherwise kinda average and forgettable. Frankly, a little on the tame side, especially toward the end of the glass.