thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An oddly mild IPA, lacking that long bitter finish. Its nose is mild with unusual aromas for an IPA. The flavor is at least pretty standard, but nothing much to write home about.
maxwelldeux (3575) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is quite hop forward with some nice little grassy notes in this one. Taste is somewhat bitter up front, buthas just a hint of sweetness on the back end. Decently drinkable, but not overly complex.
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean and soft light copper amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is herbal and earthy with a light caramel sweetness and touch of dactyl/butterscotch. Very nice flavor, big floral notes upfront with a nice crisp bitterness. Leafy and citrusy notes on the back of the mouth with some bite on the finish. Light bodied and dry. I really enjoyed this one.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Raw grain and leafy hop aroma along with notes of biscuit, flowers, caramel, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Subtle hops are balanced with caramel tasting malts, but the malt bill comes off husky and unclean.
Drake (8459) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, floral hops and mild toasted malts. The taste is herbal, citrus hops and toasted malts. Medium bodied. Nice.
RickTStiles (743) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear golden with no head or lacing. aroma is sweet with notes of white grapes and caramel. taste is sweet as well with notes of caramel, melon and pine. finish is sticky.
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber copper with small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, slight citrus, and solid caramel malt. Flavor matches well with a great balance and a very slight mineral metallic taste very late in the aftertaste. Very solid offering and quite happy that I picked it up.
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber with small head. moderate hops and mild malt with dry finish. didn’t seem as british as many other english ipas.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to BrewtopiaofPJ. Pours a clear amber, deep orange. Medium white foam. Okay to weak retention. Nose is cheesy, sharp lemon verbena, sugary grapefruit candies. Taste is stickier specialty malts, harsher astringency. Tea tannic finish. Showing all my pet peeves for this style.
beerandbeyond (677) - ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
Hazy amber color with a small off white head.
Earthy nose, with light caramel, faint nuts and fresh grain.
Juicy malt, medium bitterness, nice fruity notes and pleasant nuttiness.
Medium bodied, not very dry, well balanced. OK