KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a decent orange with a nose of new-car grapefruit and doughy hops. Flavor is nutmeg, clove, and hops. Decent mouthfeel. Very exotic, and quite tasty.
Clugger (13) - - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet aroma; lightly hopped; golden, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish. Pleasant to drink, but not a good session beer.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty strong IPA...pours caramel, translucent. Piney up front wiht a bitter crisp end. Malt body tastes like it has some rye to it; it’s substantial without being over powering. Good dry finish.
Beerathon (1632) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really wanted to like this, but overall I thought it was very mediocre. Mouth feel was kinda blah, and the hops weren’t up to my standard for an IPA, barely even came through in the nose.
unclemike (2604) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
recieved in a locals trade Poured light orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops, more orange than grapefruit. Medium body. Flavor is sweet oranges with other hoppy notes and a very solid malt presence. Very nice, very drinkable
tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/23/2012 - From notes - Sample pour of golden straw with full white head. Nose is citrus and floral with grapefruit and lemon, orange and bitterness. Kinda sharp. Flavor is citrus and hops up front; mineral notes follow... cardboard. Kinda cleanish. Pretty light body
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp and prickly India Pale Ale showcases oranges and hop resins aplenty, as floral honey suggestions cover light biscuits.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tireless head of foam laces atop the hazy amber.
-The flavor profile is leveled throughout, of medium-level of intensity.
-A touch of alcohol is hallucinated.
-Malts are as nicely defined as the hops in this one, which is not often the case for American IPAs.
-The body is slick and professionally-rendered.
-Drinkability is very high for a 6% brew.
Can. Thx Steve!
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can.
Aroma has quite a bit of sweet caramel malt to it and a light cracker quality. Some grapefruit and pine resin as well as some dank hop notes. No alcohol aroma. Faint esters, no phenolics.
Pours a fairly clear copper with a touch of amber to it. Very slightly off white head that is fairly thick with good retention and lacing.
Flavor is similar to the aroma. Quite a bit of caramel and secondary cracker notes. Fairly sweet. Some grapefruit and lots of resin. Assertive bitterness. Light alcohol flavor.
Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Silky with a bit of stickiness. Low hop astringency. Medium alcohol warmth.
Overall this is exactly the type of IPA that I do not like. While it is clean, all the caramel malts get in the way of the nice hop notes and create a bit of a disaster. This is more a hoppy amber ale than an IPA. Seriously, why do you have to screw up all the nice hops with a metric shit ton of caramel malt?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Guyute_Pig (102) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Nice, clean, orange pour with a frothy 1 finger head. Not really that much on nose, light citrus and bread. Taste of bread, grass, and grapefruit. Not a fan of EKG, average ipa and won’t buy again.
thedm (5206) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This canned brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated hazy dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The strong aroma was mild floral hoppy malty and woody. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of resin and deep hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.