BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 TAP: at Bulldog Lowertown (St. Paul, MN) on 1.25.09. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a small head. Caramel on the nose, and a taste of malt, grain/bread, caramel, some citrus, and muted hops. Lemon forward on taste. Awesome flavorful IPA for those who don’t like their beers overly hopped up.
CASK: also had this on cask.
tedovertu (287) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium orange color with large particles floating. A watery IPA with an average flavor. Not much bite for an IPA. Excellent appearance and lacing. Nice muted pine and orange hop flavor with a little dryness on the back end. Definitely no Two Hearted Ale but is an average IPA.
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at barcade - this was one of the better beers of the night for me - poured nice and hazy - the aroma and flavor were both full of fresh, pine/citrus hop tanginess/bitterness - grapefruit pulp and a lot of orange flavor - sure, some flaws manifested as it warmed, but I made sure to drink it fast, because those hops sure were tasty.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at barcade. Better than the bottle I had out in MN a couple summers ago. Pours a mostly clear light cppery orange and a nice sticky head. Aroma is on the phenolic side- lightly grassy alogn with some piney and citrus cascade like hops- seems cold dry hopped from the phenols. A bit more grass and plasticy phenols int eh flavor with some tacky citrus and light pine needle- orange comes through the most on the citrus with some grapefruit but seems a bit solventy as it warmed. Ok bitterness and a sticky finish.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Enticing hops aroma of flowers and citrus. Hazy amber-orange, full creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. The hops are well-developed in the mouth, but the malts are off, a little lactic, husky on the finish. Unremarkable on the palate.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Santorini Taverna and Grill in Eden Prairie, MN. Dark amber in color. Indistinct aroma. Taste of light grassy hops and perhaps a hint of malt. Not all that bitter. Somewhat ordinary IPA.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, ketchup. Flavor is grassy, malty, bitter, not complex and not distinctive. Not awful but definitely not a great IPA.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at capones. Pours a golden body with a small white head. Lots of hoppy aroma and flavors, pine, citrus, resins with a big rusty mouthfeel. not bad.
dchmela (2827) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Phillybeer2112. Cloudy light gold pour. Big citrus pine aroma with a nice caramel malt base. Thick chewy hop resiny taste with lots of earth grass and citrus. Has a big bitter bite, very good ipa.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a small off-white head. The nose is very sweet with hops, citrus, and caramel. Comes across the palate very hoppy up front. Not overly bitter, but very sweet. Overall a well balanced IPA similar to "New Belgium’s Mighty Arrow". Very smooth finish.