NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hazy golden pour with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor is citrus peel and hop resin with some nice malt sweetness. Very nice hop presence but well balanced with the malt. Solid offering.
EyeAmBaldman (364) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a piss yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of peach and grapefruit. Taste is not as bitter as I thought it would be. Very hoppy on the backend.
andrewje41 (1071) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours a light amber with a floral hop aroma. Very smooth easy drinking IPA with some delicious hop variety. Citrus flavors all around with an easy floral hops finish. Grapefruit and peach. Juicy for sure. Solid IPA to say the least. Loved it.
Bacterial (1958) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly dark, slightly hazy amber with a frothy white head. Pine, mandarin and grassy nose. Taste begins a bit on the sweet side, giving way to a plethora of hop flavors (lime, citrus rind, grapefruit) and finishing slightly earthy and bitter. Almost too much happening in the taste.
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - 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 (753) - 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 (5570) - 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 (177) - 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.