GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was spritzy, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Aroma was of steeping barley, light caramel, and grassy hops. Fruity with only minimal sweetness. I tasted subdued apple, some kind of berry, and grassy hop. Paper thin body with mild hop bitterness of about 3-4 out of 10. Not much here worthy of praise.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light amber color with decent thin head. I liked the balance of hops and malt, and the aroma had a nice floral touch to it. Not as in-your-face as a lot of other IPAs, but still very drinkable. This could be good on a hot summer day when you’re grilling dinner in the back yard.
rustbucket0873 (275) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper color with a large head. the aroma is of strong hops, with grapefruit. this taste really watery, and corn tasting too, not much like an ipa. not a very good beer in my opinion
lamas (1368) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 01/15/08. Pours a very pale copper with a small light-tan head. A fair grapefruit/pine aroma, only very subtle in a pilsner-ish kinda way. Thin and watery with a good bit of carbonation. Tastes like a combination pilsner/IPA too. Grainy...hints of corn...bitter grapefruit and orange rind...dry finish. Drinkable enough.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours the color of a pilsner with a slight foamy head. Slightly citrusy on the nose, sweet pastry dough aroma. Doesn’t pack much of a hop punch for an IPA, ends sweeter than bitter, not particularly impressive.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Real standard IPA. I was glad to find it in a relative beer wasteland but it served its purpose and now I am done with it.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear boring gold with a decent white head. Smells like pine-sol, cat urine, lemons, and grapefruits. Tastes very resiny with a long, drawn out finish. Heavy on the straight forward bitterness, and not the nuances of the hops. Decently balanced. Semi-full bodied. Meh.. Run of the mill.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is mild citrus hops. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Soft bitterness, Good mouthfeel.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a bubbly dark golden yellow, thick dense fluffy head. Earthy grassy aroma. Also some citrus and hop presence. Orange peal and grass, with a bitter hop finish. Not too flavorful or much hops. Palate is smooth a little thin. Meh.
jsquire (3538) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color out of the 12 oz bottle, with a thin fizzy white head. Pine hop nose with hints of canned peas. Orange rind bitterness with lots of grass in the finish. I also get notes of celery, pennies, and those canned peas again. There isn’t really enough balance here. Pretty average IPA.