Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Poured medium, straw golden with a fluffy, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy pine, peach, and grapefruit hoppage over a sweet fruity core.. very fresh and enjoyable. The flavor found pine, pepper, and grapefruit bitterness over bread and fruity sweetness.. spicy on the finish, with some muddled hoppage.. not as good as the nose, but still solid. Medium-bodied and on the bitter side on the palate.. watery and slick at times on the middle.. the feel wasnít quite there, but overall this was solid.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Brewforia. Pours light amber gold with a 3 finger frothy white head. Aroma is floral with light citrus over barely detectable caramel. Near med body. Thereís lots of floral, a little citrus. This is not harsh. Thereís a hint of that, maybe some resin, but this is smooth and relatively delicate. Itís certainly not sweet, but it isnít exactly what Iíd call bitter. Itís one of those interesting beers that has a load of hop, but thereís not bitter/burn. Finishes very hoppy. And certainly more bitter than sweet. Very nice thing here.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to bhensonb. Poured gold with a white head. Aroma was caramel malt, citrus, and pine. Flavor was the same plus some toffee. Body was light with soft-medium carbonation.
JK (5047) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Jackson Hole. A nice looking beer. Gold color and a tall white head. Aroma has good hops. Flavor is dry hops with some grapefruit. Great hop flavor, too bad we canít get this in Minnesota.
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: poured a clear to hazy yellow with a frothy white/off white head. Aroma is nice fruity hops. Nice hoppy front leaves way to some malt/fruit,but aggressively back to soft hop finish.
Sledutah (6102) - Utah, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can picked up at the Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a big frothy white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit, mild caramel and pine
Taste: Fruity, grapefruit and pine
A nice, clean and easy drinking IPA
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can given to me by atom. Light in color; almost golden with a medium sized frothy head. Iím surprised by the lighter color on this. Lots of pine in the aroma with a good amount of orange and grapefruit. Pretty nice. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, more fruit towards the finish. Some resinous hop character. Light to medium body. This a really good IPA that caught me off guard. Thanks for the beer, buddy.
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can pours a clear bright amber/orange with a large white. Inviting aroma of earthy resinous pine, floral, and caramel. Taste has a nice hop spice well balanced with biscuit malt , pretty nice bite to it. Well rounded and flavorful, very nice!
NachlamSie (3000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can mail-ordered from the brewery. Underrated IPA. The aroma on this is solidly potent. I got some serious Simcoe goodness from this one right off the bat. Strong, dank herbal notes go right for my nose. This isnít all that malty which allows the hops to do their thing. Clean, bitter citrus is evident like pineapple and grapefruit. Long, dry finish. Excellent IPA in a can.
sonnycheeba (4296) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours hazy gold with frothy, off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, honey, and biscuit malt. Flavor is earthy hops with sweet undertones throughout. Light/medium body with light carbonation and warmth. Solid beer thatís very smooth without much bitterness which makes it a good beer to introduce people to IPAís.