Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Armanetti’s. Pours a mostly clear, golden-orange colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pine resins and grass with some sweet oranges and grapefruits. Florals too with a fairly bready malt backing and a light caramel sweetness. Flavor is similar. Resiny, slightly spiced florals, pines, and grasses with some grapefruit and oranges. A bready, crackery pale malt backing with a light toffee and caramel sweetness to balance. Finishes dry and bitter with some crackers and light citruses before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Pretty bitter and dry with some citruses and a lightly sweetened, crackery malt backing. Not bad.
nuplastikk (4918) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml can. Unfiltered orange-tan with a frothy off-white head. Mild caramel and faint citrus hop aroma. A little too much body to be sessionable, but not rich or bold enough to sit back and sip on. There is some nice depth, and a well rounded hop bill. Mellows out, grows on you. Above average.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. pours a hazy burnt orange color, thin off white head. aroma is of caramel malt and citrus hops, more malt than hops. well balanced flavor comprised of sweet malts and spicy hops. slightly astringent on your tongue.. overall good, although i don’t prefer English style ipa’s
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can and served in Duvel snifter: Deep golden hue that is slightly orangy, initial big frothy head which settles and left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma screamed EKG hops! Earthy, grassy and slightly spicy along with plenty of biscuity malt, touch of caramel, hint of grapefruit and clove making me think there is some Cascade perhaps in here. The taste is hop forward, bitter and slightly fruity... but mostly just bitter and astringent. Biscuity and doughy malts are there to be found with a slight hop spice finish. The mouth feel is a tad disappointing, while lively it is not very clean, chalky and metallic. There are some things to like about this beer (and I love EKG hops), there is an unbalanced and dirty nature that kept this from being all that refreshing and after a few very malt forward beer that was what I was hoping for.
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a cool May night after making some good salmon cakes. Appearance is a slightly amber gold/orange with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly caramel malt with light citrus notes and lemon pledge. Taste finishes equal parts bitter and crisp, like a bit hoppier version of an amber ale. It’s decent stuff, good weeknight beer.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can. Clear orange color, with bubbles on the side of the glass. Thin off-white head. Nice dry texture, good lace. Lighter carbonation. Kind of a maltier hop aroma for an IPA, but it’s still pleasant. The malts aroma is nice and toasty. Hops are hay and herbal. Nice bitter taste. Decent, but if I need a canned IPA, there are a few others I’d choose before this one. Nice to enjoy with a home-grilled Jimmy John’s italian sub.
maxwelldeux (4099) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a gorgeous nose on it with some great floral notes. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a moderate head. A bit sour for an IPA that’s independent of the hoppiness, which is actually minimal.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Cloudy amber body with a short, fizzy off-white head. Malty aroma of grain, leafy hops, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A slight chemical taste in the finish. Lingering bitterness. Didn’t especially like the first can. But on the second go-around, the malt-hop balance grew on me. This is not a hop-centric IPA. Tastes of melons and orange with grass and grain notes.
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicest appearance ever, just perfect head retention. Aroma could be improved. highly recomend.
VsXsV (2657) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Almost clear, amber liquid with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus, grapefruit, resin, earthy and fresh hops, pine, biscuity malt and lemongrass. Taste is dry, medium to highly bitter with notes of fresh hops and toasty malt. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Really drinkable with lots of hoppy action.