TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So. my first thought is that I’m going to compare Ethos IPA to my local legend Surly Furious. Both come in 16oz cans. Price point between the two is negligible. Both have pretty high IBUs while maintaining a reasonable ABV. Surly: 99/6.2% Ethos 110/6.7% That is about as far as the comparison goes. Ethos could be described as decent to good...Surly is world class. First and foremost Ethos is a hop bomb. There is no pretense of balance here. West Coast my ass, there are hopheads out there in the heartland. On the lighter side of the classic IPA amber color with a light, thin white head. The aroma stands tall with dank earthy, tropical fruit and apricot hop notes. Initial tasting provides lots of grapefruit, and citrus tang but falls apart fairly quickly. The carbonation is light. Surprisingly at 110 IBUs the bitterness is not as assertive as one would expect. The mouthfeel could best be described as thin and lacking depth. While tasty, this is very much one note and not nearly as refreshing as I had hoped. This did get better as it warmed a bit, a little more sweetness came through but this brew still lacked "completeness" In the crowded world of IPAs this falls into the pedestrian side of the equation.
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and trop fruit/pineapple. Rich and malty, balanced by big, flavorful hops. Really finds a nice balance. Delicious
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Nsanders (686) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Translucent apricot with active tiny bubbles and a decent sized head. Mango, pear, resiny, orange and brown sugar. Fruity, candy sweetness with a big orange pith bitterness. Body is medium with a fizzy feel
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy....orange-brown with a small, off-white head.
Caramel, orange-peel scent.
Taste is strong orange-peel, grapefruit-peel bitter.
Rich malt, nice long bittering.
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Tangerine/peach malt and pine/grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange toffee malt and moderately strong pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance. Very nice IPA.
Tmoney99 (11691) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can given by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy west coast citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange with a white head. Citrus, grapefruit, candied fruit, orange. Medium bodied. Flavor is strong orange and citrus notes wit some decent sugared bright fruits. A decent IPA.
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Bigtreebrewing, thanks for the opportunity.
Slight chill hazy in a deep golden liquid topped by a good sized off white head that persists. big citrus and pine on the nose with a solid hit of fruity caramel maltiness. Light juicy fruit and dankness round us out nicely. Nice ipa, a bit dry in the finish. I could drink these without too much hesitation.
markas101 (1979) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint can, Manhattan, KS. Hazy amber, thick head. Floral aroma. Balanced flavour, then an alcohol hit on the finish. Caramel and yeast.
AnokaBrewer (81) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hoppy beer. Full hop aroma. Copper in color. Good blend of hops and malt. Bitterness from the hops, but it doesn’t linger as the malt calms it down.
BeerInHeaven (237) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a murky amber gold with a thick off white head. aroma is bright lemon citrus. taste is orange citrus, almost sweet, then hoppy bitter. long bitter finish. nice nasal linger. Excellent IPA!