kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I know youíre not supposed to pour this beer, but when you do, it leaves a 2 inch head of dirty white foam and has a dirty copper color. The head is sticky and the aroma resinous. It tastes quite malty and bland, and only on the half sip does the bitter sweet hoppiness come about. Itís a good beer in a can no doubt, but you can keep looking.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy zdk9. Pours a clear light orange color with a light ring head. Aroma is sweet hops that have lots of spice. Sappy and pine tree. Flavor is dry and earthy. Pine needles and dry syrup.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned, amber orange with thick foam head, aroma is malty pine, flavor is very smooth malt and pineapple fruit cake, hoppy but not overly bitter finish, really nice IPA
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper pour with a decent amount of frothy white head that didnít stick around for long. Aromas of pine, caramel malt, and resiny hops. Flavor of grapefruit with some sweetness and a bitter finish.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is piney, bitter, resionous hops. Smooth palate, bitter hop flavor, oily, with a crisp finish.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of aggressive pine. Flavor of pine, grapefruit and has a light malty backbone with balanced bitter in the end. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, good IPA!
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Can.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A surprisingly rich example in the mouth...bigger in body and overall impact than I expected at this weight. Almost like a double IPA. Unfortunately the aroma hops are almost entirely of the raw/green/resinous sort, which is not a pleasant odor to me (Pine Sol). Damned shame, too, because otherwise this is quite nice.
Nikiel (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can with Carla. Pours a light gold with white foam. Smells lightly bitter with hints of pine. Tastes lightly bitter with hints of pine, and light citrus.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Copper pour. Ok this is a DIRTY HOP IPA. DIRTY. DIRTY. FIRE IT UP. Stinky hops. Faded hops. Just not really that good. Wow.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, caramel sweetness. Taste is pine, orangepeel, bitter lemon, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Solid IPA. 050411