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.
FatPhil (11490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can (Beertopia, Omaha) - thanks Frank!
Sweet caramelly aroma, fruity, some spicy eastern food. Full palate, slickish, but biting carbonation cuts through that. Very sweet caramelly taste, some pungent hops. Finish tingly from carbonation and bitter hops. Slips down very easily compared to previous three messes.
Nephilium (1550) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lush tropical fruit aroma, pours a hazy amber with an ample white head. Really big hop presence, with tropical fruit and citrus coming forward before fading out to a long lingering bitter finish. Full bodied, with ample carbonation. A nice solid IPA.
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 Ämerican pint (thanks Anna’s daddy). Slightly hazy, dark amber color. Medium size, bubbly beige head, stays. Sweet, malty, fruity, but also heavy and sticky in aroma. Sweet, malty, tiny bit of raisins, burnt barley in taste. Sweet caramelly malts mixed with hop pellets in aftertaste. Too sweet, too mashy brew.
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home, thanks Brad! Pours copper, white head, good retention. Aroma is citrus, floral, Grass, light pine. Faint caramel and toasted malts as well. Taste is pine initially, pine resin, grapefruit peel and citrus comes in later with a nice bitter and juicy finish. Impressive blend of hops, really compliment one another and has awesome bitterness. Light caramel sweetness. Medium body, high carbonation.
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a transparent dark golden with a layer of creamy head. Aroma and taste of bitterness, some pine and grasses, and bread malts.
edgallow (2948) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours Amber with a white head. Aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is grapefruit, malts and some resin.
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, shared by belgbeergeek. Pours dark yellow, a bit hazy, decent off-white head. Strong peach aromas, more spicy in the flavour and resinous in the end. Despite being quite rich in aroma and taste, not really my style of IPA.
berntholer (1473) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ivorywhite head. orangeyellow colour. aroma slight hoppy. taste is slight spicy, something herbal with a bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. can
can8ianben (1415) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really tasty - overwhelming citrusy hops with a nice backbone to hold it all together. Good stuff.
Bosco (261) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m a bit confused about the reviews that say golden clear because mine poured a true cloudy apricot. Possibly the result of handcrafted beer.
Anyway a truly fine craft although straight forward and lacking any deep complexity.
Medium head and decent even lacing.
Toast and some alcohol coming through at 6.8%abv.
$9.99/multi sixer at Binny’s, Forest Park IL