thefrutigers (101) - , Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: poured hazy orange. Smelled piney and slighty malty sweet. Taste was different from other IPA’s very bitter loads of flavor with a metallic feel in the taste with a sweet grainy flavor. Overall: Very drinkable, but the metallic flavor from the hops (I assume) is just not my cup of tea.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Bockyhorsey in our latest beer exchange. The pour was a full orange color with some haze, an off-white to white colored head. The aroma was caramel, floral, biscuity. The flavor was floral hops, spicey bittering elements, tea bags, caramel, biscuits, and some lightly fruity overall aspects. An English take on the style, not too bad, nothing to write home about. Thanks, Bill, always a pleasure, always appreciative of your generosity.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good IPA. Copper color. Short, white head. Bitter hop aroma with lots of citrus, and some pine. Mild hop bite, much less than I expected from the big aroma, but still good flavor.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bomber via trade with sparky27, thanks man. Pours a translucent copper color with a big off-white head that has good retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with yeast, hops, bread and a bit of pine. The taste is mildly hoppy with pine, caramel and a big biscuit/bread presence. The finish is medium in duration and dry with just a touch of lingering biter rye bread. The mouthfeel is full and malty. Overall: A very sessionable IPA, I could drink this every day.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via trade with Hellbilly. Pours a deep copper with a nice fluffy head, clear. If you move yourself away from what American IPAs typically are, you start to get this beer. The nose is all EKG hops, resiny and piney, no citrus notes at all. Some biscuity malt notes as well, and floral. On taste, it’s actually got quite a bit of bitterness that could creep up on you. A touch metallic at first, as well as cereal from the English malts. Finishes pretty well. Pretty decent, actually.
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle.
Clear orangy amber, thin head and patchy lace. Light caramel malt aroma with some citrus and floral hops.
Flavor is citrus and pine with some malt back.
Body is light.
Finish is medium in length and lightly bitter.
Nothing too spectacular, but it is a decent, drinkable IPA.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with soft floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice floral hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite piney and metallic hop aroma. Flavor is bready malt and more flat pine needle hops. Not bad.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ethan for sharing this at the sexual chocolate release. Bright hazy orange pour with a fluffy off white head a drippy lace. Aroma of citrus. Resinous hoppy flavor well balanced
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Hellbilly. Pours an amber gold with a creamy off yellow head. The nose is piny, earthy, herbal hops, nice solid background malt, some caramel sweetness. Flavor is earthy and herbal hop flavors, some piny hop character, full malt backing.