BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Available at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Gold pour, white head. Weak session IPA - nothing interesting in this one.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with malt and grapefruity notes. Hoppy flavour with pine, grapefruits and malty hints. Kind of a thinnish body. Finished dry and bitter though.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. light grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine resin flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and resin lingers with light earth.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Porter’s Pub in San Diego. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head. light hoppy nose. Taste is sweet, and overly bitter with no citrus. This is pretty basic and basically poor ipa.
cazort (478) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap) This beer was extremely typical for an IPA, in all the right ways, and in none of the wrong ones. It had a cold, refreshing taste. The hops were strong, just shy of being harsh, which I think is ideal. Citrus tones are dominant in the hop aroma, and I find this pleasant. Like other IPA’s that I am a fan of, this brew has some richness to the malt, but is not heavy. It leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth, but not too much of one, and it is still somewhat balanced. I like it. I think this is a good IPA and I would recommend it. As I try more and more IPA’s I realize how many of them are poorly executed. This IPA passes the test, and ranks among the truly well-designed IPA’s.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Bottle from Tailgate’s owner Wesley. Pours a beautiful golden/rust color, with a nice white head that sticks around for awhile. The nose exhibits a strong hops presence and a small hint of maltiness. Flavor wise this is a very stand up IPA with a powerful assertive hops balanced very nicely with a malt backing, it also shows nice lacing. Finish is crisp and the hoppiness lingers nicely.