Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On draft at iron abbey. Not much in the way of aroma or taste, I’m picking up some slight bitterness, not much else. Has a "chalky" aftertaste. Won’t have again.
tenorpunx84 (3) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too bitter for my taste. Not much citrus at all. I prefer more of a citrus note in my IPAs. This tastes almost like a porter. Lots of roaster barley notes and bitters!
wxman (1275) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bright pale amber with an acceptable white head. Almost no aroma, maybe a little pale malt. Taste is sweet pale malt along with a sharp bitterness that is a little too assertive. Not soft and floral/citrus, but more like chewing on an aspirin. Stays in your throat long after the swallow. This would be pretty good were it not for the unpleasant bitterness.
wilnatp (476) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TAP. Aroma of pine hops. Taste is bready with pine and malt. A bit bitter.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint hoppy aroma. Nice crisp cereal grain and citrus bread taste with a slightly astringent finish.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bleh. IPA only in name. Golden hue with a think white foam. Minimal hop in the nose, even less in the flavor. Bready and slightly bitter.
vikingguy (693) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold with thick foamy head. Aroma not as hoppy as the typical IPA. Taste - Starts malty--caramel & biscuit, and fades to grassy hops. Long bitter finish. I don’t love the hop flavor - but it’s got a pretty good malty palate. This is just alright for me.
thomas15 (588) - USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a really poor ipa, that is unexciting and bland as a beer in general and even more for style. cant believe how much better the horizon red is ....
jmohno (966) - Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Hazy slight reddish orange copper-gold with creamy laye/ring of foam.Some lacing.
Pretty good aroma lightly of pine,herbal,floral,sweet carmel.Medium but somewhat pungent.
Pretty nice tasteing with a good hop/malt balance,but hop flavorful of spice/pine mild fruit maybe along with the bittering. Sort of bready buttery tartness. Good carmel/toasted malt backbone the kind i like in ipa’s.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper in color. Toasty caramel malt and skunky noble pine hops. Mostly refined toasted malt with generic pine hop bitterness. Lightly dry and hoppy finish with residual toast/biscuit. Ultraclean and easy to drink, but plain.