Nephilium (1212) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma with hints of pine and caramel. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a full white head. The flavor is a nice blend of a caramel malts, finishing with a long bitter note. Light on the palate, and a bit thin in the mouthfeel. Overall, this is quite a good IPA, especially at the price point.
ContemplateBeer (1339) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of solid caramel, bready malts with balanced spruce hops. Appearance is copper red with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; really more like an Imperial Amber than an IPA. Palate is soft and bubbly. Good.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.5 A: Clear with a color somewhere between orange amber and deep amber. Two fingers of beige, frothy/creamy hybrid head. Retention is good and a thick, tall ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Smells wonderful. Super floral, resiny, lightly herbal, and with a touch of pine and papaya citrus. Moderate caramel notes from the malt and a light biscuitiness. Clean overall.
3.5 T: Taste is solid, but it’s more in line with the "standard" IPA than the stellar one. Hop flavor is much weaker than the nose with flowers, light pine, light herbal, and light citrus perceived. Low bitterness. Caramel and biscuity malts.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess, which I want in an IPA.
3.5 D: Somehow TBK manages to make their IPAs smell great without tasting as good as they smell. Still a good beer though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-08-2012 00:07:43
weihenweizen (1377) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated bottle, free beer from JStax, poured into a snifter. Pours clear crimson with small off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, resinous texture, and pine aroma. Taste is pine, some caramel malt, and bitter hop finish.
ICEatALAMO (779) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The color characteristics are that of a typical red ale. The aroma is hoppy, but also has some sweetness to it. The taste is decent, the hops are a little messy, and can really taste the munich style in it. Finishes a little bitter.
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aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfectly clear copper. It’s a gorgeous beer. This is a malt-driven beer. It’s hoppy, slightly astringent, but I wouldn’t say enough so for an IPA. Good beer, though.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber brought down from Andersons in Toledo by my father-in-law. Copper pour with a thin off-white head and a ring of retention. Aroma is grapefruit, resiny hops, and caramel malts. Tastes are pine, resin, molasses, juicy citrus, caramel, and honey. Long dry grassy finish. Good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a trip to Cleveland. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was very tangy with notes of sour caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon and a touch of nut. The flavor was bitter and tangy with notes of caramel, pine, grapefruit and lemon and light notes of nut and bread. Medium length finish and medium body. Ok.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is on the dark and sweet side for a beer labeled as an IPA, not that that is necessarily a bad thing. It is very cloudy with a thick and long lasting head. This beer is heavy with sweet, sticky pine up frront. Creamy but a bit sluggish on the palate with low carbonation. This starts big in the nose but finishes a bit on the watery side. Color aside, this just isn’t doing it for me as an IPA.
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a red-orange with a tinge of brown. Nice foamy head. Subtle hop aroma. Many flavors are present in this brew - first, the malty, red ale flavor, then a hop finish. This brew does not have a crisp, bitter hoppy taste that many would expect with an IPA. Rather, this is almost a hybrid between a red ale and an IPA with the malty flavor present and the less bitter finish. I find it interesting and with a try; great beer even if it doesn’t fit smoothly into accepted styles.