HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. I got this in a pinch at the nearest Dominickís so Iíd have something for IPA day. Obviously, this rating is from my notes. Pours a bright orange with a styrofoam white head. Aroma of strong pine bitter notes, with some resin and floral hops. Flavor is bitter with caramel malt to balance it. Almost like a brewpub IPA. Very one dimensional. Lightish bodied with lively bordering on fizzy carbonation. Finishes with a touch of astringency. Meh.
jsmerig (1024) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a light tan head. Aroma lightly of hops. The taste is lightly malted and sweet up front followed by a stiff bitterness that lasts through the end of the taste. Finishes nice and crisp.
cjnuxoll (9) - - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the beer that got me hooked on IPAís. Smooth and not over powering like hoppy flavor and a clean cool crisp finish. No aftertaste. A late introduction into the world of IPA.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber of let down from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking clear gold with some slight effervescence and a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma of older citrus fruits, dry bread, grains, tea leaves and orange peel. Body is medium overall with a slightly dry finish and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of malts, lots of grains, bread crusts, citrus rind (dried out), tea leaves. Meh not impressed at all.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mariís. Pours clear orange with a small off white head. The aroma has some grapefruit citrusy notes and light florals. The taste is mostly sweet orange, a bit of grapefruit, and a light bitterness.
tripelthreat (175) - Soquel, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Copper body topped by two fingers of very light beige head that lasts for a bit and leaves some thick lacing. Nose is sweet citrus, light pine with some floral notes later on. Taste is mildly sweet and moderately bitter. Flavor is light with some grapefruit, dry malt and a good amount of bitterness. Some spiciness shows up late. Average carbonation and medium light body. Solid IPA with that stays dry.
ReggieDunlap (2769) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear gold with a medium white head...nice lacing and retention. aroma has light hoppy spice and hints of grapefruit and citrus rind. flavor follows suit...just a hint of light malt backing...earthy bitterness. mouthfeel is light/medium with a dry grapefruity/rindy and earthy finish.
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ The Pub at Monte Carlo, Las Vegas. Hazy yellow pour, thin white head. Aroma of spicy hops, some citrus and orange peel. Flavor is spicy bitter and a bit messy. Thin and out of balance.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light copper pour with a thin soapy head and light lacing ... aroma is great and of piney hops, sweet caramel malts and a citrusy hop (think orange and grapefruits) def has that west coast aroma .... taste is bitter and citrusy with a nice piney bite and a spicy bitter bite .... def has that west coast, oily mouthfeel ... finish just continues with a lingering bitter spicy hop bite
jmgreenuk (2589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is big yeast with some hoppy notes. The flavour is medium bitter with a big liqourice dry hop yeast palate. Iím not sure what hops they used but the finish was a not overly pleasant bitter that didnít work for me.