CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours as a pretty enough pint, golden colored but bordering on an orange, itís got a big fluffy white head and has nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity & juicy with some nice fresh hoppiness, it also smells a touch on the sweet side with a little bit of rust. I swear this is what it always smells like to me, Iíve had it a bunch of times.
The flavor is fruity and pretty bitter. Itís defiantly got a big flavor but the always comes across as a touch too sweet and a little bit astringent. Itís not to say that there isnít nice hop flavor, itís citrusy, grape-fruity, melony... but itís just that all these pleasantries are competing with things that I donít like, particularly when they butt up against neate hop flavor.
Gotta kinda be in the right mood to get into this one, which I have been... but maybe not usually.
86Moose (62) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer to be enjoyed by any IPA enthusiast. While it pours a lighter amber color like most West Coast IPAs, Ethos is very flavorful. A bitter hop aroma with a sweet finish. Among the best IPAs available today. Strongly recommended.
arnold931 (637) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. This is a good IPA thatís easily available (at least in Iowa). Pours a hazy amber color. Nice head that sticks. Nose is grapefruit with a little pineapple. Taste is bitter and sweet. Grapefruit and mango.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
When this hop-head sees "110 IBUs" on a pint can, Iím plenty interested. Oddly, no ABV seems to be listed. (Iím counting on strong. It was not a good day at work.) Poured into a Goose Island pint glass that someone gave me (Honest), it has a nice look. The body is a light amber with a dash of yellow, the dense head a combination of creamy and rocky. The aroma is faint, probably because of the density of the head. The first hit is a bready yeastiness followed by a malty sweetness and... some hops, please! They are there, but not very strong... citrus? Now a splash of toffee. Time to taste. Generic malt... a bit of caramel, cookie dough. A bitterness appears next, sturdy, but doesnít seem too strong. More, please. It never happens. Have I become so jaded that this brew does little to faze or move me? Another swig íní swallow, then a mouthful to swish around. The bitterness grows, but remains unaccompanied by hop flavor or aroma that I love so much. An added point for the bite, but not much more. Hops arenít just about bitterness.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - 4/5 - murky red amber color, w finger of white head, great, lumpy lacing
Aroma 9/10 - grapefruit, pine, hoppy goodness, mango, banana, orange/lemon/lime zest.
Taste 9/10 - grapefruit, citrus zest, bready malt in background.
Palate 4/5 - light-medium mouthfeel, pine/citrus zest aftertaste, alc covered.
Overall 16/20 - good beer, not amazing, but good
CopterScott (160) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden orange color with a white head. aroma is sweet malts and floral hops. flavor is sweet malts, floral and grass hops. medium carbonation.
TXBadger (1558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine, grass, and citrus on the nose. Very citrusy on the palate, grapefruit and lemon mainly. Very complex hops on this one. Even a floral note in there. Pretty solid IPA.
jeremyh70 (778) - Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly hazy dark golden color with a meringue like cream colored head with outstanding retention and great lacing. Aroma is surprisingly bready with somewhat dank and grassy hop smell. A sweet bread taste at first then some chives and grassy hop flavors. A piney bitterness takes over and starts to build, along with some herbal tea. Finishes dry with a lingering semi-smooth bitterness. Medium bodied with a crisp level of carbonation. Drinkable with lots of flavor.
kambei70 (679) - - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden light copper with a big, thick off-white head. Aroma is light malt, caramel, orange and some herbal/floral hops. Taste is malt, caramel, herbal bitterness and a little orange and peppery spice. Taste is nicely balanced with a pleasant residual bitterness that remains. Medium mouthfeel that is a little astringent.
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fiercepanda (598) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy reddish orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is pure resinous hops. The flavor is piney hops and some sweet malt backing.