AdamJackson (2013) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed in a snifter at fridge temp.
A - 2-finger dark white head. tight and big bubbles mixed. Dark golden brown appearance. totally clear.
S - big caramel malty scent. Huge piney resinous scent. oaky charred burnt notes.
T - More of the same. Very pine resinous. Sweet and full of caramel.
M - 80% carbonation on mouth swish. Medium body. Intensely bitter finish. Hints of cloves as well
O - This is a solid IPA but itís more akin to a DIPA than an IPA. Still very drinkable. Kudos for being canned.
drewkennedy (4) - - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Mexico's craft brewing scene has been on the rise as of late-- in Santa Fe specifically. Marble Brewing might make a better IPA (add Second Street's IPA 1000 to the mix as well) but Santa Fe Brewing Co has distribution that reaches into Texas-- so I'm happy to have a Happy Camper any day of the week. Solid beer.
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Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pour is a clear amber with an off-white head and decent lacing. Smell is pine forward, with notes of resin, weed, and grass. Taste is much the same, very piney and grassy, yet well-balanced with caramel malt; pretty dank. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Nice "dank" tasting IPA and pretty underrated in my book.
maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My rating could e skewed because it wasn't a wry controlled environment or situation. I drank this while rafting down the illinois river with rednecks throwing back Nat Light all around me. I thought it was fantastic, but I was burning up in 100+ degree direct sun, so anything was going to taste refreshing!
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joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. It pour a very clear orange/copper color with an orangy head. The aroma is pine, toast, hints of caramel and oranges. A bit weak on the aroma. The flavor is similar with a strong toasty malt presence with hints of caramel and some piney hops. A little brown sugar and tropical fruit toward the finish. Drinkable. Not a bad IPA, just not very exciting.
tuffie (1) - - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Although a six pack costs $10, it is worth it. The awesome can caused me to try it, but the incredible taste keeps me buying it. Great IPA with a bit of a piney after taste.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can: Pours a clear copper with a medium off white head. The nose is blend of citrus and pine. The taste is balanced with a bit of mellow orange and some pink grapefruit. There is a decent malt backbone as well. The mouth feel is medium with a lingering finish. Overall this is a good IPA. I would drink again but probably not seek it out unless I was able to see the freshness on the can.
VTENGINEER (2) - Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught 4oz sample in a flight. Heavy floral aroma. Heavy hops up front, spicy malt flavor in the back.
Best IPA Iíve had since getting to New Mexico. Significantly different than the other ales Santa Fe brewery offers, which seems abnormal in this state.
HoustonHops (5) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap . . . decent floral, hoppy, aroma . . . upon tasting real pedestrian IPA, sort of syrupy.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Aroma of some grassy and herbal hoppiness with a bit of aromatic floral hops and earthy toffee. Flavor is nice and balanced with a nice hoppy floral and grassy tone with some sweet pale malty undertones