JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good ipa. It gushed from the bottle. Thick, lacing head. good hop aroma immediately. Dry hops in the flavor, balanced by sweet malt and bread. Grapefruit aftertaste.
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light copper with a white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, and some light citrus. Flavor is juicy pine and some sweet malt in the finish. Pretty smooth stuff, and pretty tasty.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color with a small amount of dense white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. The taste is moderately hoppy, with some spruce and lemon zest. A bit sticky and syrupy in the finish. Average mouthfeel and pretty well balanced. Not too bad, but pretty standard.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy light tan head with copper color. Aroma is pine/floral hops, some medium malt. Taste is citrus/pine hops with some bite, 2nd light/medium malt.
llcooldave (1082) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of fresh citrus rinds. Clean citrus flavors & bitterness. I’m detecting a touch of sweet malt afterward. Very tasty! Overall, I’m surprised... it’s very good and easy drinking. Solid.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, Pours to a deeper amber color with a tan head that dissipates quickly but leaves rings on the glass. Aroma is light on hops with citrus and resin notes. Taste is medium bitter. Palate has a lighter body with a slick texture and a average carbonation and nice bitter finish. Over all for a larger scale IPA i found it to be very refreshing and tasty. If you don’t want to spend the money this is pretty good for an IPA.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark golden color pour, fluffy white head that leaves some great lacing. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some sweet maltiness. Flavor is ok but it seems like the hops have begun to fade a bit already (best by date is Feb 11). Still a slight hoppy bite with more maltiness again. Finish is basically the same as the taste. Not a bad beer at all but kind of disappointed because I expected a better beer from Sam Adams.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange, off white head. Aroma is malty and fuzzy hops. Flavor is sugary malty, children’s Tylenol and wheat. Not a very hoppy IPA.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing dark orange color/ frothy beige head. Nice pine, spicy hop aromas with some caramel. medium bodied. Good spicy, floral hop flavors on a solid caramel malty base, nicely bitter finish. everyday ipa here.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. probably one of my least favorite SA beers to date. poured a nice deep amber/copper with a white head. aroma was caramel malt and some slight pine resin. flavor was strong malt and lots of hop spice. i don’t feel that the spicy hops really worked well with this brew.