JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can sample at the Rivertowne tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/10/14. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, pine and spicy hop. Malty flavor up front, giving way to grassy and earthy hops before a bitter, earthy finish.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can from trade with mdg164. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit, pine and some earthiness. Similar flavor with the malts coming through stronger than the hops. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Marc.
b3shine (7140) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to snifter. Looks solid; a transparent orange with thin eggshell lacing. Smells of bitter hops with what appears to be some light oxidization (which doesn’t make much sense coming from a can). Tastes like it smells, but with pale malt in place of the oxidization. Average on the palate; on the thinner side for the style. A forgettable example of the style.
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, shared. Clear amber color. Thin white head. Little, sort of bubbly head, couple bits of lace. I dig the Warhol-style can. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Earthy hop, lightly spicy. Good malt balance to this. Toasty malt, light caramel, lightly spicy malt. Some grapefruit. Light to moderate sweet taste. Moderate to bigger bitter. Bigger malt profile than your typical IPA, but not malty-sweet. It’s seems malty in an intentional way, taste is more bitter forward still. Very unique stuff, I like it quite a bit... A good change of pace from your typical every day dime-a-dozen IPA, this one has some thought and courage behind it, courage to do something different..
DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Can from Kroger in Grandview: herbal, spicy bitter. grass, citrus. eh. 6.8 ** 3/27/14: Another random note from my spring training baseball trip. Not really sure what this means, but I drank it at some point: Malty bitter. sharp. dry. bready. Little harsh, little ok. 7.2
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Taste is straightforward, standard IPA. Mild taste of citrus, pine and dough. Very smooth. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (14327) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at the pre Bamberg tune up in the Sham, from Wegmans Downington, 23/01/14.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head that dissipates to a pond.
Nose is bitter orange, straw, toasted malts, lemon rind, grass.
Taste comprises orange pith, light hoppage, toasted malt, faint red grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grass laden bitterness in the closure.
So so entry level IPA.
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd January 2014
Pre Bamberg bash tasting at Colin’s house with Mr Bois and James. Thanks Colin. Light haze on this deep gold beer. Decent pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and minerally crisp. Caramel malt with a slight oxidised flavour. Light piney hops. Little hop spice. Semi.dry finish with a bitter linger.
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an orange color with aromas of biscuit malt, light pine and citrus. Flat or are the light dough with some pineapple Nd pine. Flavors were watered down a little nit. Bonus points for being in a can.
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light hop aroma, pours a clear amber with a full white head. This is a maltier take on the IPA style then I generally prefer, there’s some hop presence there, but not a lot of bite. It’s not a bad beer, but I would class it more of a Pale Ale then an IPA.