HuskerTan (445) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Earthy, floral, spices, spruce.
A- Copper color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Very bitter, malty, earthy, leaves, floral.
P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish.
O- Very abrasive bitter taste. Not as balanced as I thought it would be.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, orange-amber with a short, thick, off-white head.
Bread and pine aroma.
Caramel, earthy bitter...old teal leaves and wood.
Just hop bitter...no spark.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle labeled IPA2. Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy white head. Aroma smells like earthy stale hop and a touch of light caramel. The hoppiness kinda reminds me of fart. Thankfully the flavor is more pleasant. Taste starts hoppy bitter with some pine and leafy earthy notes, blending into a dry and blunt earthy pale malt tone with just a kiss of dusty caramel. Full body but not very robust or complex. Not a big fan.
strongpieman (1458) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy, white head. Very malty and full body. Lots of bitterness with a long finish. Overall pretty good.
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red orange pour. Sweet caramel dominates the taste and aroma. Some earthy hops and tea come through in the the taste. Medium body. This is a new beer to my local store so if I’m reading the date code correctly this is probably past its prime and shouldn’t have been sent out.
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - good size thick head, hazy dark orange color, piney and earthy hop aroma and flavor, but also very balanced with sweet malt - much more balanced than a typical double IPA, and still very good though
kaser (2485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft at the sprecher brewpub in lake Geneva, IL. Reddish orange pour. Tons of sticky head. hoppy and earthy taste and smell. Some malts. Not a bad IPA
beerbaaron (1125) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glowing orange amber. Medium, creamy off-white head, lasting with lace. Citrus hops balanced by quite a bit of caramel, maybe more than hops. Lighter medium body with a long bitter finish. Fairly creamy. Bitterness may be a little green, but the palate adjusts somewhat. Decent but I’d pick any of their traditional styles over this..
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt. Medium bodied, more about the balance between malt and hops. Not your typicall DIPA
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle with a twist-off cap, from Jungle Jim’s. Labeled "IPA2 Double India Pale Ale". ABV is 7.72% alcohol. Code on bottle is "00194 120301052". Served in my DFH IPA glass. Mostly hazy amber color. Lots of particles swirling about in the body. Thin off-white head. Leaves pretty respectable lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Lightly spicy hop, some orange creme. More malt forward flavor, big caramel malts. Sweeter, malty taste. Less bitter in the finish. As far as malt-forward IPAs go, this is alright... I just prefer my IPAs to be hop-forward. Not too easy to down, either