Kinz (3292) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at the Richmond 16th. Pale orange, medium head, slight citric aroma. Flavor matches. OK, but not great. Didn’t get the odd notes that others did, probably because I had my sample some time after the can was opened, probably allowing some of the odd stuff to float away.
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can shared at the 16th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 11/5/11. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral, herbal and citrus hops. The taste is extremely vegetal, almost squashy with some faint sugary malts. Weird. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.
tia (918) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden with thin head. Smells on the malty side for an IPA. Taste follows but finishes hoppy. A little disjointed.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/12/11 happy camper ipa sample at azwine.
Coppery with a soft soapy white head.
A is oniony/b.o., spicy, orange, mild pine, gf(mild) plus caramel.
f is a bit sweet... spicy and a mix of the aroma.
Soft, creamy medium bodied. 7/4/7/3/15+
PorterPounder (5549) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superior, Co. - Superior Liquors - 12 oz can. Dark copper pour, thin, but sticky off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Enticing spruce-like aroma, hints, some juicy fruit gum. Bold, fresh flavor with plenty of grapefruit bittersweet goodness. Some nectarines and peaches add to the fruitiness. Malty backend with some nuttiness. Rich, thick mouthfeel. Very solid.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good dog. A hard working brew with plenty of character. Dark color, tall lasting head, smells delish. Full nectar with mild to moderate sweetness and creamy mouthfeel with a defined hop presence and a lasting finish. Bam!
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Can] Pours a dark golden color with a large and dense white cap on top. Fragrant hop aroma is very piney and resinous. More grapefruit and tropical notes in the taste, while it holds onto a heavy pinecone backbone. Creamy mouthfeel is oily and biting in the finish. The flavor is a tad more mellow compared to the aroma. A really nice and sessionable IPA.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub as Fiesta IPA. Coppery color and warm hue. Aroma is cannabis and fir. A nice bit of chewiness adds body. Is a straightforward American IPA that is very drinkable with nice pine, fir, and cannabis hop profile and an earthy malt backbone.
Oakes (12561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Golden-amber. The aroma is woody, with a light orchar fruitiness and light bready notes. Earthy with hearty bitterness, light crystal malt background. A clean if slightly chewy sense of balance to this one.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
can... really dark pour for an ipa no clarity, light copper with a dark orange hue, light beige head a bit watery and but stays a bit... strong malty nose with a hint of dank and pine, a bit forced though, ok... malty in a wet dog kind of way, hops are off and stale, a bit disappointing and not really worth drinking, borderline bad ipa but ok beer comparatively