1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite IPAs brewed in Alabama. By far my favorite from Straight to Ale. The beer is exquisite, but the can is what, frankly, caught my attention. Present, yet not overpowering, citrus flavor with a rather clean finish. Great for people that like lighter ales, but not the punchy fruit flavor that usually comes with them.
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, 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 (8750) - 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 (197) - 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 (4582) - 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 (412) - 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 (1045) - 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 (5380) - 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 (869) - 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
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber. Good head. Resiny citrus rind hops. Slightly sticky malt. solid, but not special IPA.