ljthiessen (615) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I'm going to assume this was a bad bottle... Amber brown pour with a large beige head. Butterscotch aroma. Crazy butterscotch/diacetyl flavour with some biscuity malt and hops underneath. Tastes like this would have been great if it wasn't full of diacetyl.
cards04 (2080) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with great lingering head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate.. Piney hops too. Flavors are malt driven coffee and chocolate with a balanced bitterness. Nice.
chinchill (2624) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 22 oz bottler served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours deep red-brown in color with a decent beige head. Spotty lacing.
Rich aromas with roasted grains and hops in about equal measure. Floral, fruity and toffee notes.
Flavor: has that characteristic Rogue hop flavor along with a rich dark malt mix. Mildly bitter.
Feel: medium body; lively carbonation.
northropfrye (2445) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Flatlanders Beer Festival, Wpg. Definitely not an IPA, rather an India Red Ale as described. A red ale with more hops than normal is basically what this is. That being said, I could have been even hoppier for my liking, but overall it has a nice balance, though you can’t taste the 75 IBUs because of the malt balance. Still a very nice beer.
Bulk_Carrier (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had this on tap at Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau, AK.
I had this in a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark red to almost ruddy brown color with no head because it was a bar pour. There wasn’t any lacing either.
The smell was a strong caramel maltiness with a subtle roasty/nuttiness running in and out of the aroma.
The taste was a caramel malty sweetness that gave me a dry roasted nutty aftertaste and lead to a super dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body. To be honest, there really wasn’t much sessionability about it. I found when I tried to sip this, I burped a lot so once again the carbonation seemed off I guess.
Overall, this is an American Red Ale, so not or anywhere close to an IPA. Therefore this was rated as an American Red Ale and actually, I didn’t really care for this.
bobroman (568) - Torun, POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first and probably only crab IPA ;). Intensive fruity aroma, mostly of plums. Head disappearing to ring. Cloudy dark copper body. Medium intensive bitterness in taste with dried plums from hops. A lot of malty sweetness balances bitterness.
BOSSbrewer (2286) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma is malty and some citrus. Fairly sweet. Needs mor hoppiness for balance. Lots of caramel. Medium bodied. Overall nice beer.
lukedarock (238) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a good initial flavor and body then the aftermath is just not pleasant, not bad not good
angel77 (1251) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en mayo de 2013. Lote csnw13 hasta 17-12-2013. color oscuro con sabores ligeramente especiados y un amargo contenido. Cuerpo medio con 6.2 vol con fácil paso por boca. Buena.
penstemon (198) - Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber/copper with a rocky light tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, soft sweetish grain, bread, some caramel, and a hint of lemon custard/yogurt. Taste is bread, sweet grain, citrus, a bit of yogurt, and resinous bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.