rohash (47) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had to try this $20 IPA . I must say that overall it is not bad. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Not much aroma. The sweetness is too much for an ipa, overpowering the hops which are detectable but not as strong as an ipa should be. Tone down the sweetness and bump up the hops a tad and this would be a good ipa, can’t complain for the price though. There’s worse ipa’s out there.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was pretty decent. Better than I expected. Another average brew from a below average brewer.
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky honey color with a small white head. Aroma is musty and sweet with mild floral and citrus tones. Decent hop bite with sweet citrus and carbonation on the higher end. The mustiness comes through in the flavor as well (reminds me of the Smuttynose IPA), which isn’t a good thing for me. Not a bad brew, but not great.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper pour with a small white head. Sharp pine hop aroma, not much else. The flavor is watery with piney hops. Body is thin, pretty disappointing for an IPA.
Frank (3471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a cloudy orange beer w/ a foamy white head. The nose is vegetative hops w/ a bit of pine. There is enough earthy hops to balance the sweetness but this still comes off as a bit flabby and wattery. There is isn’t enough real hop or malt character to satisfy and it’s not dry or light enough to be drinkable.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edge. Aroma was slight pine but mainly sweet grains. Flavor also had a slight bitter pine note but sweet bread and grains were the dominate notes for this beer.
weitz15 (406) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange pour, white head. Decent hops and flavor, but nothing bout this stands out over all the other IPAs.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haze orange pour. Citrus and hoppy atoms. A nice lingering bitterness. Overall not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deeper orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and sticks around for the session leaving a decent lacing. Aroma is alright. Good amount of medium sweet caramels with some floral and piney hops. Citrusy grapefruits, grain, and a touch of honey. Flavor is similar. Solid balance between caramels and hops. A touch of grainy toast and floral fruits as this finishes dry with a light, residual sweetness and a moderate, soapy, piney bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Balanced and fairly straightforward.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear, light copper color with a short white head and minimal lacing. The aroma was sharp pine hops against some malts and faint citrus. The flavor was mostly harsh pine, very little malt or sweetness to give it much balance. Thin body. Lots of carbonation. Harsh.