xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is totally bubblegum, sweet citrus, and a touch of booze.
Flavor is bitter and malty, but develops some hop complexities.
Decent, but middle of the road....
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tytoanderso for the bottle. Hazy amber with a smallish head. Aroma was big time pine and citrus with a touch of sweet malt. Taste bring a pleasant bitterness with a fair amount of apricot. Bitter and dry finish. A fairly good American style IPA.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended to me by Joebrew as a sixtel for my kegerator. I was not prepared to commit not having tried it but it was enough to get me to pick up a six pack. Thankfully this brew is made just over the border and so the bottle was notched as brewed in the second week of October just days before I bought it. And boy was this fresh. Typical sharp pine hop but that is where the typical ends. There is a soft sweetness with banana and (yes) gumball on the nose. Was this a wheat-ipa? Well yeah, sort of- there is in fact wheat in the ingredients and it is a brilliant addition that adds a haziness to the appearance and a perfect foil for the sharp hops. This may very well find its way into my kegerator as the perfect summer ipa.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This IPA poured slightly hazy amber with a quickly fading, rocky, beige head. Some very light lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of orange, pine, and also some sweet, underlying caramel malt notes. The flavor included crisp grassy/floral hops, sugary caramel, and also a touch of toffee. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. This was a really nice beer that was not overly bitter, but still showed a nice hop punch. I guess you could call it an IPA with a sense of balance. Well done!
isnus (7) - USA - OCT 12, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very light for an IPA. It bears a very floral, dry grapefruit taste. It’s very smooth, a tad bitter but very easy drinking. I had 3 pints at lunch and had to buy a 6pack on the way home.
JorisPPattyn (7930) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small yellowish head, tad irregular, over faintly hazy orangey beer. Very grapey, enthusiastic hops, dry smelling - but not much else. Severely dry - bitterish, hoppy and a tad walnut peel-like. There’s some malts, strawlike, underneath, hints at sweetness, but the hops rule. Light to medium bodied, (hop)oily slickness (maybe a bit wheatslickness too). OK, if not truly great. Pleasing if one does not expect wonders.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold colrow white head. Very hoppy nose but too sweet on the body. Bitter finish. Much better than I remember from the RBSG pub crawl.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To steal from muzzelhatch: Draught pint shared with Argo0 at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, RBSG Minneapolis pub crawl, June 22 2007: Hazy orange, light white head and lacing. Nose of bright grapefruit and pruned spruce, pine, nice orange and plum. The flavor is nice and balanced, plenty of hops and a crisp forgetful, yet inviting finish.
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold color with a thick head. Very citrusy aroma. Switches to pine in the flavor. Pretty strong on the bitter acid for a ’plain’ IPA. Almost herbal and grassy. Really nice.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale but hazy, looks more like a wit (or saison) beer than IPA, towering head with mucho lace. Nicely balanced though definitely bitter, very clean, slightly powdery/talc-like palate, nose has some tea-like hints, chamomile maybe, a little yeasty but definitely an IPA I would drink again