bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 16 oz can into a shaker at a now-forgotten bar in downtown Indy. A lovely deep tan color, this smelled tantalizingly of fresh hops and honey sweetness. As these aromas suggested, this was a bigger, more robust apa than what you might normally expect from a local start-up microbrew. The carbonation was a bit too much, but overall this left a pleasant sensation across the middle and tip of the tongue. A nice offering.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is a bit light, some citrus and crisp zest. The beer pours golden amber with an awesome creamy white head. The flavoris crisp grapefruit citrus with a bit too much of a dry finish.
tbrink (5) - USA - OCT 26, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from one pint can into glass.
Aroma: not very apparent spicy hop aroma that is probably due to being too chilled. As it comes toward room temperature, malt begins to come out.
Taste: crisp, hoppy flavor that ends with bitterness at the back of the throat.
Appearance: rich, clear amber with thin head and good lacing. Hops dominate with a hint of malt in the background.
Overall: this is a good representation of a well-hopped IPA that’s worth trying.
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/24/10. 16oz can. Clear golden color that hints at orange - pretty light - with a small fluffy off-white head that lasts and laces a bit. Really nice fresh hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and definitely pine - quite nice. Smooth but light flavor that is a little thin but does pack a bitter punch and some nice hop character as well.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(can) light amber/gold with white head. Citrus hops aroma. Flavor is citrus hops with some biscuit malt
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, orange and light pink grapefruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, pink grapefruit and light orange with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is very light pine, mostly dull wet grains. appearance is tranlucent deepened amber, filmy head, good lacing. flavor is orange zest, fresh lemon leaves which unfortunately come across as artificial at times. fresh pale malt not nearly as grainy here as in nose, great balance but zero pine or other sharp hop character
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Chumley’s then again at Radio Radio while being blown away by the sound of Caspian. What a combination. Anyway, there is not much to really say about this beer if you’ve had dozens of American pale ales. This one is very approachable and textbook with modest grapefruit and citrus with comforting malts. This is very clean and on the lighter side of the style. Fantastic for a session, just don’t expect anything out of the ordinary.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an attractive golden with a thick white foamy head. This has a very nice piney aroma with citrus hops and a balanced floral bouquet as well. A crisp bitterness and a light graininess on the palate. The finish is rather long and bitter.
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Crisp grassy hop aroma with a bit of malt. Malty flavor up front and finishing with crisp and grassy hops. Fairly simple, but pretty good.