Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle. Piney, citric hop aroma, some grapefruit, pineapple and lemon notes, with a very pale malty sweetness in the background. Hazy light-medium golden orange in color, with a lasting, fine, uneven head that also leaves plenty of lacing behind. Flavor profile is very predominantly hoppy, more citrus and tropical fruit aspects to be found here, along with some wood, pine and very light caramel malt touches showing through, before it finishes clean, hoppy and bitter. Plenty of effervescence on the palate, lending a lighter feel, body is medium. Alcohol presence is notably absent. Not bad, a fairly simple and basic rendering of a Double IPA. Drinkable.
mcberko (4065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks Chuck), pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pretty typical for a IIPA, with pine and citrus hops, a bit of floral, and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour is very bitter, with shitloads of citrusy hops, a big floral quality too, and a sufficient malt backbone. Hugely dominated by the citrus. Semi-sweet without destroying the hoppiness. Solid IIPA, but short of anything overly stimulating.
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two finger head, creamy, mostly diminishing, great lacing, off white, cloudy golden brown, citrus floral aroma, nice bitter bite, medium body.
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - hazy gold - soapy lace - aroma is initially tangy and citric, but this is followed by some odd, almost cheesy, earthy hoppiness - flavor is drier than expected, even with some light mineral character - clean flavor - strong but non-abrasive bitterness - finish is peppery and lightly citric - aside from the off note in the aroma, itís decent.
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer presents itself as a DIPA, but oddly enough, itís the caramel malts that hit the nose when I sniff from the glass. Somewhat surprising and without a date on the bottle itís tough for me to figure out if thatís what the brewer intended or something that may have went wrong at the liquor store. Thereís also a faint mustiness as well. Color is a nice deep reddish amber, with tight unified bubbles leaving a frothy and creamy head. It really looks gorgeous in my tulip glass. The initial taste yields substantial bitterness, with an appropriate amount of alcohol present in the finish. The beer warms as it goes down, perhaps not a surprise given the ABV levels. While I can pick out the alcohol character it isnít the unpleasant kind, but works within the framework of the beer. Sadly I donít get a lot of hop character out of this beer, which is disappointing as Iíve only had it for a couple of weeks and itís just not there. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and bordering on syrupy, and despite the pretty head carbonation just isnít there, most likely due to the higher ABV. Unfortunately, without the hops to carry things forward the beer quickly turns into a malt-caramel-alcohol bomb, with heavy malt up front and alcohol in the after finish. Somewhat disappointing, though Iíd like to try a sample fresh from the brewery and see if it still has the same kind of issues.
Terminus (2894) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-purchased at Wine and Cheese Clayton, MO June 6th, 2012-pours bright orange with a fluffy soapy white head with lite lacing. nose has notes of pineapple, citrus, and unfortunately, some big D (diacytl), which is very disappointing for me. if this didnt have diacytl, it would smell amazing! flavors of a huge barage of citrus with a little buttery diacytl under it all-not awful however, it definitely detracts from the overall enjoyment of this beer. Just need to be fermented at the right temp and they have a gold mine here. has very nice hops profiles and biscut-y malt profile. very well put together minus the diacytl. Work on this Six Row and you have a very nice brew!
ddemmingjr (592) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper, soft white head that settles to a thin mist. Nose is floral hops, orange, grapefruit, clean and fresh. More of the same on the palate with additional woody characteristics, but a distinct hop bitter bite and tongue pucker dryness on the finish. Rich carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Great balance and simply well put together.
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Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
Not knowing too much about all these breweries that have popped up like weeds around Saint Louis my expectation werenít that high. The outcome was a solid imperial IPA brewed to the spirit of the style. Bringing a Midwestern touch to the recipe sets it apart from others that just aspire to go big.
Aroma / Appearance - The semi-transparent coppery body held wisps of white head. Fading like clouds on a very windy day soon all that was left was the smell of oranges, lemons, roses in full bloom, and a summery texture that comes after a short lived rainstorm. Well rounded, it is held together with an underlying maltiness.
Flavor / Palate - The carbonated mouthfeel drops a trail of orange zest. The bitter base doesnít take long to set up camp as it moves towards the back of the throat. There it feels like snacking on a bowl of stale oak chips soaked in the residue of melted orange creamsicles. While not amazing it is definitely good enough for me to give Six Row a second look.
JoeinEscazķ (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub in August 2011. An attractive orange-copper color, and an even more attractive tropical-fruity-hop nose. Has enough sweetness to juice up the hop flavor, but otherwise is well attenuated and very drinkable for its strength.
theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shaker pint draft at Martin City Brewing Companu in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a lightly hazed golden, with a light off-white head. The aroma is light floral hops, decent blast of toasted malt and a whisper of sweet alcohol. The taste is floral, and grassy hay hops, along with a fruity yeast and a malt drive bright honey sharp sweetness. This sweetness moves to booze as the beer warms. The palate is medium to light bodied, relatively low carbonation level and the dry, slightly boozy, finish. The finish also reveals some unlcean Peanut shell.