airrick2003 (862) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head, the beer is a very clear golden color with a strong hue of amber, very nice head retention
Aroma: strong grain, smells like I’m mashing in, caramel,
Taste: hints of grain at first then an assertive bitterness backed by a strong caramel malty backbone, has some warmth with it from the alcohol,
Palate: heavy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation
Overall: this beer smells amazing, the taste is great too, strong malts to overpower the bitterness, I like it
musinj6 (498) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color. Resin hops, toasted malt, medium to full bitterness. Medium/full bodied with medium bitter finish. This is solid.
shrubber85 (10527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange juice, malt , and orange peel/pine aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with nice off-white head. Sweet candied sugar/orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Good body. A bit rough. Here’s to Sam and Ham plus Albert II - the first primate in space.
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another BIF project from Straight to Ale. Not sure how this is considered an IPA. This is a over malted amber, and if classified that way would get much higher scores. Great beer, just not a very good IPA.
Patrickctenchi (5946) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a thick beige head.
Woody caramel, orange and pine aroma.
Taste is earthy....caramel malt, breadheel, fruit, a little peppery.
Tasty, though not very hoppy.
sawbuck (625) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NIce fruity aroma mingled with fresh hops. Deep golden to orange color, with a thick tanish white head. Sweet malt up front. Ultra citrus and fruit tone in the malt/hops up front. Bitterness faintly steps in on the finish and intensifies towards the end. Slightly slick mouth feel. A little boozy on the finish also.
Gachupines (1247) - USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly piney with a hint of fruit. Flavor is light tropical fruit with a touch of pine in the finish. Not very sticky or resinous finishes dry and bitter.
Strykzone (6633) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at ESBLS. A complex beer, if not a great one. Very fruity with alcohol evident. Rich malts. Not a favorite.
nathan30533 (1016) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exactly my style of brew when searching out an ipa but still good. Good balanced taste. Great looking and good tasting.
JMurph72 (22) - - MAR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - surprised by the lack of hop aroma. Definitely a piney around there, but I get more malty, bread/toast/caramel aromas
Appearance - nice pale copper with a thick white head
Taste - initial light bitterness ; finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter
Mouthfeel - very light bodied, slightly sticky
Overall: really surprised by the lack of hip presence in this beer