kaser (2685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from draft at long room with christpuncher. Bitter and hoppy. Hate the English style. Not a fan but drinkable.
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, some fruit and grassy. Taste of pine up front with some malt and bit of caramel sweetness with a bit of nut. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp, smooth and well balance. Has an unexpected malt character for an IPA. Enjoyable beer. Nice twist on being just another IPA.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden/amber color. Promising aroma with prominent citrus notes, but some hints of grassiness. The flavor is more obviously grassy, a bit nutty, and murky. The bitterness is somewhat astringent, lightly metallic, and not pleasing. Might be the kind of beer that would improve with a hand-pulled cask, or at least that would fit the English aspirations.
BeerKurve (501) - - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow color with a foamy/filmy head and OK lacing. Nose is sweet citrus hops, grapefruits, tangerines, mangoes and some caramel & pale malts. Flavor is a bitter piney resin taste with some citrus hops, pale malts barley and some grassiness; very earthy tasting. Heavy body with some relatively high carbonation. Good IPA but I’ll stick with their other regular IPAs
vikingguy (804) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Golden with foamy white head. Bright floral hops on the nose. Grassy hops with pine accents dominate flavor. Medium bodied pale malts balance. It’s refreshing for an IPA. Taste is a bit sharp and not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA but overall it’s pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with tiny sediment that floats about and a tight almost creamy off white head that fades to a thin spotty film. Aroma has English malt floral hops and sweet bread. Taste is bitter, but not overpowering with floral spruce like hops and plenty of caramel malt and bread. Palate is thin to medium with a crisp dry and subtle spice finish. I dig it.
jcnielsen (2099) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Herbal, earthy, bitter, hoppy aromas. Earthy, floral, herbal, bitter flavors. Nothing great.
nuplastikk (4391) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy orange-yellow body, thin foamy white head. Grassy, herbal hop flavors and aroma, like someone else pointed out, almost approaching saison tones at times. Drinkable, approaching full bodied. Toasty bitterness. Has faded a little even after a month in terms of hops, but is another rather unique addition to the Unchained family.
Atom (1342) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Grumpys NE, pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Floral hop aroma with caramel malt. Taste of sweet tropical and floral hops, caramel and English toffee malts, with a dry bitter finish. Not bad for just another IPA.
Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 16/08/13.
Hazed golden amber with little in the way of a head.
Nose is light hops, caramel malt, grass, orange.
Taste comprises toasted malts, orange, light hop bill.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dryish finish with subtle hop bitterness.
So so IPA.