Bif (1833) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Served a dark amber color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and a bit herbal. Taste of malt, citrus and some caramel sweetness. Easy bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a hoppy. Enjoyable beer.
firefly765 (193) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours a clear copper orange color with minimal head yeasty citrus apricot aromas. Lightbody medium carbonation nicely balanced with a bit of a late hop bite.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 funky pizza dough on the nose with other, basement aromas. Some sweet and subtle honey, bitter flowers, tart cherries. Thin and unimpressive mouth-feel.
eruizgarcia (276) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeasty bread aroma with a hint of citrus in a light body. Watery and light upfront with some hop bitterness that follows. Not nearly as hoppy as expected. Pretty pleasant and easy to drink.
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, spicy and floral hops, some caramel, light, but sharp tree fruit and toast. Flavor is tree fruity and toasty up front, then a little cereal, tea-like earthy bite, a hint of dried citrus peels and some light nut skin notes toward the finish. Light to medium body, creamy entry, medium carbonation and dry, somewhat biting finish. Good stuff overall, not really the most English-y English IPA.
alexsdad06 (7758) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, light caramel, green leafy hops, some herbal notes, general bitterness to the finish. There is just not muchto get excited about.
MNAle (91) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, but a bit too much IBUís for my taste. I can enjoy this one, but this is about as much hoppiness as I can enjoy.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, enjoy by 8/17/14 - I donít think itís spoiled :) Pours copper orange, whitish head. Barely any hop aroma, taste is slight hop bitter, not much of any complexity. Clear and crisp, not much body. Itís not a bad beer, itís just boring.
cbfobes (2846) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear copper with an off white head with bubbles and lacing in the glass, aroma is of bread and biscuits with a hint of hops, pretty subtle though, the flavor has a light front end with a sharp bitterness in the finish, light mouthfeel, the sweetness from the nose is no where to be found, meh.
Frank (3718) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Normally stuff being sold as an English IPA tends to just have way too much of hops of varieties that work best when used subtly. This is actually rather good though. It is something of an overgrown ESB or something like that. I would prefer an equally flavorful beer of lower gravity but, hey, this is America. I will take what I can get. This is a slightly hazed orange bronze brew w/ a small head of fine bubbles and a complex lattice of lace. For a beer where the letters I-P-A are the focal point of the label, this is really rather malt centric. There are some herbal and earthy hop notes in the nose but the flavor is all about the toffee and honey-like malt notes. There is some sweetness across the tongue but only enough to accent the malts and w/ this beers creamy carbonation, it is nowhere near enough residual sugar to make it feel heavy and sluggish. To be honest, I really expect not to like beers that claim to be brewed in this style but this one surprised me. There is a lot of real substance to it. it is very much still an American beer but it brings in the English elements in a thoughtful way.