chadje (207) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with a nice of white head. Smells of hops n citrus. Taste is nice to start but I am not too fond of the hoppy aftertaste as it is more bitter than sweet. An average or slightly below average ipa.
arkurzynski (2214) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with off white head. Lively carbonation with good head retention and lacing. Nose is citrus hops and lemon/citrus. Taste is roasted/caramel malts with mild bitterness - much lighter than what it should be. Comes around a little more in the aftertaste. Some plastic. Weak IPA.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is tarnished bronze with two fingers of fluffy white head ... also pretty nice lacing for a Sam brew. Nose is light floral notes and hops. Taste is a medium blast of hops which fades into a lighter bitter finish where citrus notes become present. This is a very mild IPA in my opinion. All aspects of this brew come off gentle, rather than an explosion, and are really mild at best. There is nothing fantastic here, but it is an enjoyable IPA none the less that would be easy to put down a six pack of.
Capa (2618) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, slightly fruity aroma with some drown sugar, and nice hops. Dark copper with a light head. Some earth, pine, and light biscuit malts. Finishes with a bit of caramel and spices. A decent IPA but definitely on the malty but spicy end. Not much in the way of hop bite, though.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper/amber with a medium sized head. Aroma is lovely with a lot of floral hops. Medium in body with a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is a bit mild for an IPA, but there are enough hops to make it worth while. Better than most of the Sam brews out there.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice hops aroma with a good malt backing in the nose.
Appearance – Golden in color, clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Malt was mild with a bigger hops flavor. This was a nice mild IPA.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Average IPA.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours on the ruby red or amber side of the ipa spectrum. Looks more malty than hoppy. The nose was muted caramel malt, moderately floral hops, some spicy hops, and a sort of murky smell as well. The taste was moderately hoppy, pine, and earthy hops come out at first that melds with a muted caramel malt inbetween and finishes with a spicy hop end. The mouthfeel was a bit thin for my liking.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average beer, weaker ipa. Lacks balance and bite.. Must say I was disappointed in this ipa
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Nice spicy hop nose, with pine and herbs. Mild biscuit and caramel malt notes. Dark ruby-brown clear with foamy-creamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts pretty dry with carbonic acidity, lots of hop bitterness and muted caramel sweetness. Finishes with crisp hop bite, tons of bitterness, and a light nutty sweetness.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Appearance-wise, this one shapes up rather well. Deep amber-red-brown color, with a foamy, steady white head. Biscuity toasty malt and hop aroma. A pretty nice IPA, leaning towards the malty side of the equation. Thick and approaching syrupy. Too thick and caramel-like to really be a good example of an IPA, it still is a pretty decent beer, which demonstrates some macro quality control. Medium to full bodied, displays quite a lot of hop characteristics, from noble to West Coast. OK.