rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strange. Pours a pale bright amber with a lacy off white head. Citrus hops with lots of sweet malt in the aroma. Drinks much the same way, lots of malt to balance the hops. Med. mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth, balanced. Sweet with lingering grapefruity taste. The Pale Ale has a lot more in the way of hops but i like the malt balance in this IPA a lot better.
brinehart (187) - Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average hop aroma and flavor - therefore an average IPA. Certainly a nice, balanced drinkable IPA, but not noteworthy - especially compared to the Cherry Bomb and the Farmhouse ale.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh Hop IPA-on tap-pours a light tan head with dark gold color. Aroma is orange/grapefruit, secondary medium malt. Taste is orange/grapefruit/resin hops, secondary medium malt-bready.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
taster on tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont, CO on 11/15/11. deep orange pour with a 1/4" white head. more malt on the nose with light citrus hops. light to medium body with lots of caramel malt with herbal / spicy bitterness. smooth and balanced. sweet malt finish with lingering hops.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strange. Pours with a clear yellow body and a lasting white head. Aromas are sweet, floral, fruity and spicy with medium to light esters. Flavors are oddly estery for an IPA, apple and pear. Medium citrus notes. Light bitterness. Medium to lively bubbles, somewhat dry, medium to light bodied for its size. For hops, I preferred their pale ale.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with a medium-small fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, floral and fruity hops, and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops, moderate bitterness, fruity esters, meal malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma had notes of subdued pine, some grass and earthy notes. Taste is a bit oily, but notes of grass, pine, and some earthy tones. Good, not great.
emmasdad (85) - , Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap a clear copper color with a good off-white head. Aromas of earth, citrus and biscuit. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, with flavors of citrus, earth and biscuit.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Displayed as 7% and 66 IBUs. Rustic light amber in color, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of soggy jalapeno and other spicy greens, some biscuit malts. Taste was much the same, unfortunately. Peppery notes, over-grassy hops, some bitter spinach or some spicy green pepper. Bitterness was subdued, just kinda there. Not too keen on these kinds of IPAs.
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft. filtered copper; small head. wet and soggy crackers and oat malt nose with wet vegetal, flabby aromatic hops. mildly sweet approach. vitamin chalkiness and mint/lemon/herb yeast and hop flavor. seems like a poorly formed recipe.