Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deccent mid-range ipa. Good hop presence but a bit sweet. Some mineral qualities and quite thick. Drinkable and not without complexity but forgetable.
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can to a pint/shaker glass.
Appearance: Dark amber/orange but hazy in color. Small head but may be due to the pour. Light head lacing and I can lightly see carbonation bubbling up through the haze. Very good looking ESB/IPA. They state it's an imperial ESB almost an IPA. Good mix between the two.
Taste: Very hop forward followed by a malty finish. It isn't like and Imperial IPA in that it doesn't have much of a hop bite aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
Verdict: I was very impressed overall. It fed my hop head needs while giving me the malty finish as well. I will definitely buy again and keep it on hand. Tallgrass has a couple beers I've been impressed with.
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greenhorn1 (727) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Firehouse, served in Tulip. Poured amber, nice head and lacing. Nose and flavor was citrus and pine, big hop bite and finish. Nicely balanced and a real good IPA.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is gorgeous! Tan/brown with tan head. Nose is weak. Caramel and sugar smacks, but weakly so! Pine and floral hops are good, but a bit much.
The finish is so long it’s possibly eternal. I ate a tin of sardines after drinking this and the aftertaste was still there!
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong american hop aroma. Long bitter finish. Strong sparkling carbonation with moderate head. Dark gold to brown color.
Huhzubendah (2159) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
A: Hazy, light orange. The head is somewhat small and fades quickly, leaving a little lacing behind.
S: Alcohol, pine, hops.
T: An OK beer, with the hops a bit more subdued and the alcohol more present than I would prefer.
M: Medium body with a hop and alcohol finish. In spite of this, the beer is quite smooth on the palate.
D: Decent stuff and worth a try, though I wouldn’t seek it out.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-31-2010
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark coppery pour with an ow head.
a+f are earthy, herbal, woody, caramel, floral and some mild citrus. bittered finish to an otherwise overly malted/sweet beer.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cans from Capone’s and Blue Dog. Pours copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is grainy caramel malt, brown sugar, hops. Tastes of big caramelly malt, hoppy, with some florals. Comes across the palate like an imperial amber.
Lukaduke (1466) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy burnt sienna color with a nice three finger mocha head. Aromas are citrus, caramel malts and touches of earthy spice. On the palate its pleasant grapefruit, bitter citrus, earthy spice and plenty of malts to hold this one up to other DIPA’s. Which is what Id say this ranks in as. Bold.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a dark copper with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and citrus hops. Flavor is malty with yeast, earth, citrus, esters, and grassy hops with solid hop bitterness and nice balance. Medium body with good carbonation. Good brew.