Bill Becker (137) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I bought a 6 pack at Star Liquor in Sheridan. Bottled on date of Sept 20, 2013.
A slow pour brought a 2 finger head of foam sitting on a deep golden coloured brew.
The smell is hoppy with notes of grapefruit and orange backed by a mild malt sweetness.
The taste is mildly bitter hops, again grapefruit and orange, the malt is kind of nonchalant; sometimes a sweetish flavour comes into play and then is gone. I think the hops are just beginning to fade from, what I’d think they were like, when fresh but not enough to where you get that grainy, kind of sickly sweetness old IPAs usually end up suffering from.
Nice mouthfeel here and it is certainly easy to drink. It’s a good brew and decent IPA.
jcr (2101) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber body. Off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, grapefruit, pine, orange. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Average IPA. Bitter finish. Taste of citrus, grapefruit and pine.
ajtrupp (154) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good hop aroma. Surprisingly mild taste with a smooth finish. I'm surprised to read it was a Bronze winner. Good, not great.
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Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Sacajawea Bar & Grill, Three Forks MT. Pours a cooper color, thick white head. Aroma is very hoppy, bits of pine and light citrus. Taste is medium bodied with a bitter taste, slight sweetness that finishes well. Not my favorite IPA from Montana, but right up there.
Iphonephan (2267) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the grizzly bar in roscoe mt. Pours amber with a frothy off white head. Grassy hop aroma. Significant maltiness to this ipa but it really hit the spot after two days in the Beartooth backcountry.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buddy of mine brought me back a growler of this. Thanks Matt!
A - Pours a clear dark copper with a 1 finger head that sinks pretty quick.
S - Herbal and pine hops, almost smells like sweet basil, caramel malt and a touch of citrus.
T - Follows the nose, herbal and pine hops with a hint of floral, toasted caramel malt, some lemon zest, finishes with average bitterness. Some light tea tannins on the finish.
M - Heavy side of medium bodied with adequate carbonation.
A good IPA that leans towards the green herbal piney side. Good all around!
Serving type: growler
miner39er (3) - - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good IPA. Nice balance of aroma and bitterness, and not to strong to stick with just one.
snoworsummer (1048) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Big Sky Resort. Smells like hops. Bitter, floral, hop taste. Light carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2547) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, and citrus hops, dates, light fig, caramel and toasted malts, and light pine. Flavor is balanced chewy, bready malts and pine and citrus hops with some toast, fig, raisins, and light grass; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
teonious (3) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark golden beer with a strong aroma and taste of floral hops balanced with a caramel resin, but in no way sweet. Has a moderately high alcohol content, as well as an abrupt palate, which I rather enjoy. This is my favorite IPA available in Montana.