alexsdad06 (9005) - 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 (120) - 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 (2881) - 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 (4007) - 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.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange color to the beer, bit of a white head when poured. The aroma is fruity and citric. When drinking itís a bit dry, but overall has a pretty balanced bitterness, decent mouthfeel and overall is pretty good. Nothing special but solid. 6.4% alcohol.
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
444th rating of this brew. Bottle, Enjoy By 05/29/14. Nose is heavy crystal, sweet with leaky lemon juice and earthy hop character. Pours lightly hazy golden with a dense sudsy head. Taste is nice and firmly bitter with light grapefruit-style bitterness and even mild pucker, very lightly tart and strongly dry, only residual oily sweetness (from the hops?) seeping in toward the end. Faint biscuit and medium crystal, stronger pine, some caramel character but more interesting is the earthy and lightly gritty hop contribution. Medium-full body is crisp, nice and dank, and chewy with a nice little bit of resin. Worth a repeat.
johnnymusky (888) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very average english ipa ....just not alot of flavor....no hoppy bite or citrus rush....very dry at the end....a disappointment for sure.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with small white head. Hoppy aroma. Pine, citrus, and hops make up the bulk of the flavor with some maltiness that fits its English style description. Flavor isnít particularly strong. Not particularly exciting but not bad.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Summit spring sampler. Pours deep golden with thick white head. Nose is very full but simple - fresh cone hops - some sticky piney resins, quite assertive. Flavor is lightly sweet, with a fullness of cereal grains and a bit nutty. Finish is strong pine-like hop flavors with a very pleasant and relatively strong bitterness. Hop resins stick in the mouth after the finish - this aftertaste is possibly the beers most striking characteristic and it reminds me of some of the better British pales Iíve tasted.