cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with miketd - Pours a reddish-brown color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and herbal hops. Flavor is a nice balance off hops and light toasted malt. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Mike.
jmagnus87 (2900) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. From Herchick, thanks Bob! Pours a clear dark ruby with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma is citrus dominated with a hint of pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and pine mostly. It seems the taste is way out of line with how good it smells. Medium bodied with a pretty slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Iíve had one other beer from TBK and I liked that one a lot more. Regardless, very drinkable.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) Pours a clear, deep red with beige head. Aroma of nice pine and light caramel. Flavor is the same with a bit of woodiness and earth with a strong hoppy bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mad Brewer. Body is a deep reddish amber with a little bit of head and aromas that are kind of light, but a nice mix of malt and citrus hops. Flavor is fuller and is very good. A quick hit of caramel malt fades into a citrus and peppery hops finish. Mouthfeel is silky and almost creamy. This is very pleasant.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours darker than most ipas. Big ruby red body with medium off-white head. A beautiful, fresh ruby red grapefruit pulp nose, with just a touch of sugar/sweetness. Some pine in there as well. Flavor of bitter, grassy hops...dry and biting. Actually picking out some cereal, biscuity characteristics as well. Certainly more earthy and grainy here. A great, unique ipa. standout beer from a largely unknown brewery
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from John. Pours clear amber with a half finger beige head. The nose is grapefruit and toffee. The taste is caramel malt, grapefruit rind and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Another nice IPA from these guys. Thanks again J!
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight caramel and citrus hops aroma... Flavor is a nice blend of caramel malts and citrus hop bitterness... Not much on the palate.. Pretty good beer.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red with a creamy tan head. Spicy hop aroma with a nice molasses malt backer. Grapefruit, light pine, too. Flavor has a powerful molasses malt presence to it that stands up really well against the strong grapefruit, pine, and spicy hops. This one is a real winner.
weihenweizen (2075) - 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.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of MbpBugeye.
Pours like an amber ale really. Deep, clear amber with a thick cream-colored head that recedes slowly to a hefty cap with great lacing. Great looking beer.
As with the pour, this smells more like a hopped up amber than an IPA. Itís got lots of sweet caramel malts with hints of spiky rye and herbal hops supplemented with citrus juiciness and pine resin.
The taste has a quick citrus hop bitterness up front with pineapples and oranges. The backbone is caramel and toasted bread with a bitter hoppy finish featuring resinous hops.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops throughout the finish.
This is a nice IPA, if you can call it that, as I still contend itís more of a hoppy amber. Either way, pretty enjoyable.