hawichaway (5) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice Carmel color with a sweet hoppy aroma. Smooth tasting and not very bitter. A true pleasure.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can courtesy of Ibrew2or3. pours an amber with a nice orange hue. nice frothy off white head on top. aroma of pale malt, some earthiness and floral hops. malty sweetness up front along with some pine flavor. caramel in the middle. a little grapefruit at the end with some slight bitterness. decent ipa.
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can courtesy of an extra from Ibrew2or3. Thanks, bud! Had been too long since we swapped some beer. Pours a decent hazed dark amber copper pour, some reddish and orange glow grow on the edges. Well carbonated, well hazed middle, with a decent frothy tannish head atop, dies to small layer and laces small. Aromas are more earthy slanted, good deal of florals and grass, some jabs of lemon, toast, and pale malts. Gentle sweetness grows, a mild grapefruit presence as it warms a bit more. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, offering a decent dryness up front. Fairly earthy at first, with florals, grass, and touches of lemon. Gentle grapefruit moving into toast and pale malts, bread, biscuits. A lighter body overall, despite the expected girth. The hop profile is sufficient but lacks pop or life. Middle shows a touch more malt, toast, gentle doughy quality. Finish is toasty and dry, earthy, florals and a waft of pine. Some lemon, sufficient. An acceptable IPA that lacks a bigger fruity citrus bite. Not bad, but a bit forgettable. Still, in cans, itís a pretty nice beer.
rougeau13 (2081) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a fluffy eggshell head. Solid lacing. A bit of a mild aroma of caramel, pine, and soft fruit. Though thereís a decent bitterness to this, itís flavor definitely seems to lean toward the malt. The balance is actually pretty good. Medium bodied. Not an outrageously hopped or completely amazing brew, just a solid IPA.
Atom (1552) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a bright amber/orange with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel malts, sweet citrus, floral, and pine. Taste is sweet caramel malts surrounded by a nice spice hops and well rounded bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable!
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, good eggshell head. Almost nothing but pine aroma from the hops. Taste is a bit of malt with good bitterness from the hops. Grassy - maybe a bit of flowers. Not much sweetness - just a dry, bitter finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet malty slightly fruity and citrus hops aroma and taste.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A can. Iíve had this beer a handful of times, and while Iíve never loved it, Iíve always found it enjoyable. It was a bit less so this time, but thatís likely because I was actually thinking about the beer. Itís a bit lacking overall in hop character, fortunately though, the malt character is simple, grainy, and pleasant. The aroma is piny, and the flavor as well. The flavor and finish in particular are far too grassy.
Errl (1837) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First batch Release in cans-Pour into Shaker glass, Color is Yellow with medium white head, Nose is hops and light lemon, Taste is hoppy and a bit pale..Nice balance of hops on the palate with some bitter.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours somewhat clear copper with gold hues and supporting a nice looking tan head. The modest aroma has a mix of mostly spicy and floral hops with lesser notes of sweet malts and resiny grassiness. OK, Iím digging the mix of resiny hop bitterness and the modest levels of malt sweetness at the base of the flavor. I get a good load of hops with pine bitterness, some spicy hops and a hint of floral hops too. The more I drink of this the more Iím liking it.