BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a solid IPA. For some reason I thought this was coming from the same people who do Falls Brewing and South Shore, which are in my opinion, unimpressive. This beer is not super-special, but I liked it.
Appearance is a cloudy gold color with 2cm of white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy but not all that pungent...a bit of citrus. Taste is pretty mild; noticeably hoppy but hardly aggressively so. Mouthfeel is smooth.
A very agreeable beer, but not all that special. A friend (SurlySober) brought this over; no idea where it came from.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with some floaties. Aroma has soft hop presence & some citrus grapefruity. Taste is smooth but rather tame in terms of hops. I think the bottle maybe a bit dated hence the lack of hoppiness. Pretty good
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orange colour with a medium sized white head. Creamy on the palate. Not a whole lot of hops, or at least as much as one would expect for an IPA. Slightly piney with grapefruit, lime and soft spicey flavors.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright yellow color. It is a lot lighter than I expect for IPAs. My bottle had a large amount of agitated sediment floating around. I am assuming this is not very normal so I am paying no attention to it. Head is crisp white with nice lacing but a little lacking on retention. The nose is wonderful! It has a dominating aroma of fresh hop pellets. Very nice! Nice citrus hops that are not too in your face and overwhelming, just right. Flavor is nice and creamy. Malt starts it all out quickly filled by that citrus hops you find in the nose. This is what I expect IPAs to do, be overly hop heavy with just enough malt backbone to make sure everything isn’t out of whack. Mouthfeel is just a tinge in the syrupy side but not too bad. A nice beer that I have overlooked for a long time.
jbuzz (752) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single from Three Cellars Milwaukee. Not very hoppy but still a good IPA. Grassy and earth tones.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazed dark golden color. Moderate off-white head that settles rather quickly to a thin lid of small bubbles and a few isles of lace. Mild green grassy hops and earthy malt. I catch a touch of orange soap as well. Nice feel to this one. lightly oily and slick with just enough zip to keep it alive. LIght malt sweetness with some citric zest. Middle is full of citrus and light pine. A bit sharp and unforgiving in flavor. Perhaps a touch thin in the malt for my tastes. Linger is nice with a bit of malt and toffee.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber body with a beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet orange, floral and earthy. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, lemon and light malt. Medium body, slick texture. Finishes somewhat abrupt and bitter. A lighter IPA than I am used to but seemed to have a nice balance which made it very drinkable.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fresh piney aroma, great job of nailing down that almost perfect IPA aroma, Taste is more caramelly then you would expect ,a little sweet too, but still plenty of piney hops flavor to give it a rich IPA balance toward hops,nice finishing bitterness too,actually a little different then many standard IPA’s in a good way . Great Job from this little Wisconsin Brewer
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a medium golden with a white foamy head.
Aroma is musty floral hop. popcorn, grainy malt.
Flavour is grainy/corn like pale malt, hop is grassy.
Not unpleasant. Certainly different from a lot of IPA’s that I’ve had recently.
hickey (32) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I was very impressed with this beer! Even after just opening, this beer’s aroma wafted out of the bottled, emanating the wonderful hoppy, aroma characteristic of the style.
Upon tasting, this beer was well balanced and easy on the palate, yet complex in flavor. It had notes of citrus and herbs and a slight bite.
Not only is it a very drinkable beer, but it is also very affordable and a great choice if you are looking for a good IPA.