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 (5446) - 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 (12352) - 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 (3478) - 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
Tabednar (139) - - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.18.2011 - Houston, TX
Delicious IPA from thus small Santa Fe brewery. Full of hops and lasting flavor. Continuing this new luxury can beer trend.
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out of can, hazy orange with white head. Aroma is big grapefruit and pine, favorite combination of mine, with notes of balanced caramel, toffee and slight biscuit. Taste is nice, with some grapefruit, orange, some tangerine and lemon, touch of pine and grass, moving into some toffee and caramel, finishing sweet grapefruit but still bitter. Very tasty!
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From can. Wow. A friend handed me one of these. I did not expect much as I am not a big fan of other Santa Fe creations. I just about fell over at the first sip of this. A decent West coast style over-hopped piney, fruity, concoction with a decent bitter finish. It reminds me of one of my favorite session IPAs when I’m out West -- Caldera in the hippie painted can. I will definitely buy it if I see it available. Way to go.