DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is full of grapefruit but not much else. Finishes clean. I’ve had this beer like 40 times before. I’m kind of getting bored with this style.
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Micro Brewery was visited on Mother’s day on our trip back from Cleveland. The place was packed. we enjoyed lunch at the bar. The IPA pored a clody amber in a tall 16 oz glass. the head was small and dissapated. The ale had the common citrus of a cascade hops, with some balanced bitterness. The finish was smooth with some bitterness.
Dogbrick (7583) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malt. Medium body with flavors of citrus fruits and hops, along with sweet malt undertones. The finish is moderately hoppy with a citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11.
Burnt orange color with lots of white head. Citrus hop aromas - pretty well balanced with enough malt to tame the bitterness. Not a bad IPA that I’d drink again.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, grass, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grass, earth, pine, caramel, and light grapefruit with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Pours a clear orange color with a light white head. Aroma of dry hops, and light grain. Sour flavor. Sour grain that finished quite roughly. Ouch
Fratto (2589) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a little malt, nutty, and soft. Taste is old veggies, malt, almonds, astringent, and roasted.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, amber colored pour with a poppyseed and peppery aroma, flavor is some malty pine, ok finish
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. So this is the first beer I have ever poured that was all head. In disbelief, I stood back slightly and looked at the glass for any signs of an orangish liquid at the bottom... not a millimeter to be found! Aromas are OK, but pedestrian. A bit of funk (was this one infected?) with some grainy malts and light hops. Flavor was similar and it just tasted like and IPA that rode around in the back of the truck for the summer. Malt with a little bit of hops and a slightly skunky old edge to it. I’ll try this again, but I’m a little saddened that this isn’t the new Holy Grail of IPA’s.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Hazed amber brown color. One and a half fingers of creamy off-white head with average retention and a good bit of lacing.
4.0 S: Pretty good aroma. Equal mixture of hops and malts. Malts offer a good bit of toffee and caramel to a lesser extent. Hops are citrusy and earthy with orange being more apparent. A bit of Chinook-like cat piss and yeastiness too. Pretty good.
3.5 T: Earthy and refreshing. Moderate-heavy bitterness, earthy hops with some citrus and pine, and caramel and toffee malts. Yeastiness is a bit heavy handed, but otherwise pretty good.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is just a tad bity. Could be a bit creamier and a bit less chewy yeast.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but I’d prefer it to be a bit cleaner. I like yeastiness to a degree, but this is a tad too much for this beer