Strykzone (6560) - 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.
drfabulous (6317) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah. Starts with a nice aroma of hops and resin then is followed by too much toffee caramel for the IPA I like.
Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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)
Idiosynkrasie (6177) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious, citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, somehow cheesy background. Taste is similarly cheesy, a bit more citrusy; Explicit lemon notes not before the finish.
Suttree (6010) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5949) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (5858) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, amber-brown with a thin, off-white head.
Aroma of wood, slight orange peel...
Taste is earthy hops, caramel, a bit of fruit.
Very mild....decent, but really no punch or distinctive traits.
decaturstevo (5741) - 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.
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp copper and bronze coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright floral and grassy hops with some herbal notes and a good bit of malt in the mix. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral flavour at first with no malt at all - just some dry hop notes and no depth or backbone. Aftertaste shows more of the hop residue with nothing substantial behind it - just an airy herbal and piney hop flavour with no malt to grasp onto. Overall, a pretty poor offering - the hops show decently, but without any malt, there isnít too much to this beer - subdued and grassy and thatís about it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tampa, Florida on 03-January-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 18-March-2014.
ben4321 (5552) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at Max Lagers, 4/17/13
Aroma: The nose is citrus hops, some caramel and pale malts, and a hint of floral hop
Appearance: This one has a bright orange pour, a white head, and some fairly heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose component-wise, mildly sweet and medium-plus bitter
Palate: The body is medium, the carbonation is average-plus, and it has a dry finish
I thought this one was solid enough, but not great, considering that I was drinking this right after the house "Hopsplosion!!!" draft, and I liked that one more...