notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dry, leafy, semi-bitter and vegetal - there is nothing terribly stand out about this beer, and there are several discernible flaws (outside of the dms), which is pretty hard to do in an ipa - the hop flavor is earthy and tasty, which is this beers saving grace, but this is a bit messy, even for an ipa.
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not really a good beer. Aroma has a number of things going on, many not so good - a bit of funk, hint of hop and toffee, whiff of skunk. Flavor’s dominated by bitter, some malt and a tad of hop. Palate is dominated by bitter: too much.
euniceradio (414) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber, white froth sticky head. Aroma of pale malts, bubblegum, fig, some pepper and orange gummy candy. Taste of same with extra candi sweetness in finish.
pwanamaker (11) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
citrus, herbs, amber, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, creamy, average carbonation, slight bitter finish.
mjmoen (312) - - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Not too bitter, could use some more hop aromas & flavor
weitz15 (533) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, crisp aroma. Yellow pale pour. Flavor is citrus with a hopped finish. Alcohol is heavy in the finish.
bookman10 (928) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as critrusy as the usual IPA. This wasn’t bad, though. It was a bit more spicy, verging on saison, than I usually want from my IPAs...
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 7, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Missing some caramel/earthy sweetness to me. Nice hop balance, but the showy malt profile of, say, a Sam smith ipa is lacking this brew
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cwestlund (3) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think the bitterness should be dialed up a notch to match the maltiness. I agree on a different reviewer on the opinion that the beer is like a one-note song. It’s a decent beer but nothing is really making it shine. It should be noted that the current IBU that Summit says this beer stands at is 61, not 70.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Obfuscate (467) - Minneapolis, - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a classic hop fresh nose you expect in a IPA. Taste is slight sweet citrus, thicker malt base than most in the style, some bitterness on the back. Maybe the non IPA fan would like this, those that are big IPA drinkers will be underwhelmed. Easy drinking enough though nothing poor.