TheMaha (56) - 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.
GreatDane1632 (397) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint glass -- Towering two to three finger width head that lingers. A translucent yellow/gold. The aroma is booze, pine, and grass, not as prominent as I was expecting. Flavor is malt sweetness then hop bitterness, pine, faint lemon. A really nice IPA that leaves a decent amount of lacing as you drink. I will enjoy drinking my four-pack.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz tall boy from jcwatts at the battleship tasting. Poured a clear honey amber body with a tight frothy off white head. Aroma of rotting oranges, lemons, fresh citrus, wet toast and honey sweetness. Flavor of dry citrus rinds, medium toast, yellow grapefruits. Medium/full body with average to stronger carbonation and a dry lingering aftertaste. Good stuff.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dry and bitter. Grapefruit aroma and dry hop and malt flavor, with a dry, grassy finish. Light copper color. Like drinking grapefruit juice.
ibrubeer (99) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ MCI Marriott. Nice hoppy aroma. Orange color with a little white head. Taste is more citrus, with a little pine in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, appropriate. Better than average IPA.
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Judyvv. Hazy medium dark orange color, full sized a bit rough off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, grassy hops, slightly hay, fruit hops. Taste malts, hops, grassy hops, bitter hops, bitter, lightly pine and resin. Average to medium body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4071) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Joes. Hazy bright orange with a medium to large sized white head. Smells hops, fresh, pine, grassy.. Nice smell! Tastes sweet, apricot, grassy, some marihuana. Medium body, crisp, nice carbo.
gschrade (719) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste Carmel, pine, earthy. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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ajb (3) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good deep golden color, nice creamy head. A bit boozy for my tastes. Nice malt backbone for the high IBU and alcohol. Hop profile is a little muddy. Nothing distinctive. Good all around IPA, but nothing special.
charule (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from DMK. Poured light hazy orange with too much head. Aroma of light hop citrus playdough. Med carb and bod. Light bitter taste.
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Map Room, 7/16/14
Aroma: The aroma is citrus hop, some tropical notes, and a bit of caramel as well
Appearance: Pours a caramel-orange color with a small off-white head and some drippy lace
Flavor: Flavor-wise much the same as the nose, citrus, a little malt sweetness, decent bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty solid mouthfeel, and a mid-dry finish
I thought this was a solid IPA. It is not an amazing beer by any means, but something I found to be perfectly drinkable.