Tmoney99 (9604) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by beerpig. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle shared by beerpig317. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma has some mild citrus hops and herbal notes, a doughy malt, but gets a bit overwhelmed with a buttery toffee that distracts. The flavor is earthy, citrus and a touch herbal hops, doughy malts, light caramel, a slight buttery notes with mild bitterness to the finish. The flavor is better than the nose.
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by beerpig317. Mostly clear golden orange color. Some fine particles suspended in the body. Thin white head, little lace. Biscuity, almost white-cake-ike malt aroma. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. Clean, more dry finish. Lightly grassy, light citrusy hop profile. Light bitter. more sweet taste. Good hoppy, lightly resiny, grassy citrusy aftertaste. Nice, balanced, interesting pale ale
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to taster (thanks Beerpig317). Looks solid; a mostly transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes hoppy and malty with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but fairly forgettable.
Christpuncher (495) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one if the best pales I ever had. Spiteful brewing is once again surprising me with a great beer. Very hoppy and bitter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerSquare (115) - - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Given the name of the beer, and my reverence for the couple good friends I’ve had die on bikes in Chicago, I really wanted to like it.
As it stands, I see it as a pretty middling IPA. Very tart and sour, which is not necessarily a bad thing, it just comes across as one-dimensional as there just isn’t that much complexity to the flavor.
Also, although it is a very attrative looking glass of beer with a particularly fluffy white head, I find the mouth feel very lacking.
In this taste and especially texture, it reminds me of Oskar Blues Gubna IPA-- tons of bitterness but a very weak, oily, flat feel in the mouth.
Would have been a lot better with some more aggressive carbonation, and some dimension to the flavor.
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orangish-yellow. Aroma of juicy citrus hops, some honey malt, touches of floral and pine notes. Flavor is similar, lots of citrus and pine, some resin. Sweet crackery malt. Touches of sweetness. It finishes bitter with touches of alcohol. This is pretty nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Batch #12. Pours a lightly hazed, golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a really nice lacing. Aroma is crackery pale malts with a nice sweetness and a good amount of juicy, citrusy florals. A slight pine note as well. Flavor is similar. Somewhat sweet, grainy and bready pale malts with a touch of caramel and a nice, juicy citrus floral hopping. Some pines towards the end as this finishes dry and moderately bitter, but a bit sweet from the malts and the juiciness of the hops. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation with a bit of an alcohol note. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Juicy, bitter, and a bit sweet while staying balanced throughout. Good beer.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle and served in a tulip: Clean golden hue with a long lasting frothy head and very good lacework. The aroma has notes of citric and piney hops, slight dankness and pepper esters too. Biscuity and faint caramel malt on the nose. The taste is a quick dash of bitterness and juicy hops before fading towards a chalky malt midesection and astringent short finish with a touch of alcohol. The mouth feel is lively but not all that crisp, metallic and tea-baggy. Overall a quaffable brew but make no mistake about it, this is an IPA and not an APA.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle Batch 12. Golden pour, white head. Smell is sweet crackery malt, hard whiffs produce some citrus and herb aromas. Flavor has a nice bitterness, it is herbal, nice grassiness, the malt is there but adds more flavor than sweetness. Tasty brew.