Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, 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 weren’t 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 doesn’t 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.
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - 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 (3503) - 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.
Tmoney99 (12053) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate west coast hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
mixmasterob (975) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite lucky to get a bottle of this stuff. Huge thanks to phaleslu. Poured a hazy golden color with a nice thick white head. Aroma was nice and citrusy with a decent malt caramel presence. Flavors were quite similar with great citrusy notes from top to bottom. A light malty presence but they did indeed strike a wonderful balance while this remained very hop forward. Nice full mouthfeel, carbonation was near perfect, right there in the middle. Overall this was about as solid as it gets without being over the top. Very well executed.
b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good: burnt-orange with little head and lacing. Smells great; balanced hoppiness. Tastes pretty good too (but not as good as it smells). Mouthfeel is good too. A solid DIPA.
fiveacestx (807) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Kier - pours cloudy gold with a medium head and lacing. Has a citrus aroma and a citrus and piney hop taste, a medium body and an oily mouthfeel. It finishes dry.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. pours amber with a large off white head. aromas of citrus rind and spruce. it is exclusively bitter, with no sweetness, it finishes the same with lasting tongue feel. medium bodied. decent beer
drfabulous (4917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Good Pie. Clean and crisp double IPA that is not a malt bomb at all. Really well done.
hayduke (3776) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of a trade with Strykzone. This is my third brew from these folks and this one rocks. Pours a clear copper amber with a robust off-white head and a lot of lacing rings. Nose of citrus. Medium body and smooth slick mouthfeel. Flavor is again lots of citrus but lots of other flavors. Well balanced for a DIPA.. Finish moves from citrus to some pine with just the right amount of bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Very well crafted and enjoyable.