b3shine (4154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks, Tom). Looks fine; burnt-orange with lots of head. Smells okay; grass and onions. Tastes Better than it smells; not great, but good balance. Mouthfeel is good. Decent.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the SD Real Ale Fest 2012. Clear golden amber pour, off white head. Piney hops, sweet malts, bit citrusy, and lightly bitter. A decent IPA, pretty standard fair.
Itzjerm (985) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow top notch IPA. Mild aroma... could be better, but still acceptable. Light head but OK. Taste is very blance... This is a mild IPA, not a west coast IPA. Great Beer!
JPDurden24 (1455) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shiny orange pour with a small white head...caramel malty aroma with a touch of citrus...hoppy taste..gets better as it warms...tiny bit of pine, but maltier than a normal IPA...Tasty..but essentially an average IPA.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the Pub at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. A great beer from a local Las Vegas brewery. This beer overdosed on hops and carries a big hoppy aroma and flavour. On the palate it was thick and seemed to coat the tongue. Bronzed amber in colour with some patches of light sand colour foam.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle purchased at Excalibur Casino. Light golden pour with a small eggshell head. Herbal, a bit astringent, lots of caramel and toffee sweetness. Loads of honey. Would make you think it’s been sitting on a shelf too long but can’t imagine it would given the locations high traffic. Not pleasant. Would pass.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, purchased for $6 from the Athens, OH Kroger. ABV was listed as 7.2%. Half hazy golden yellow color, thin white head, leaving respectable lace. Light and crisp carbonation, but kind of oily. Hops are a bit on the malty sweet side. No date on this bottle that I can find. This doesn’t taste very fresh. It lacks that nice, fresh hop herbal taste, but it’s not bad. Beyond the malty sweetness, there’s a light bitterness. I’m sure this is way better on tap. On the actual label, "dry-hopped" is spelled as "dry-hoped", "floral bouquet" is spelled as "floral boquet"
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle shared with Ed at the Bayou. Citrus, grassy, with some caramel. The flavor is dominated by grassy hops. Lots of caramel. Brighter hop flavors, less grassy notes, better balance.
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney aroma. Fruity malty piney bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium golden colour, slightly hazy, average white foam cap. Fairly typical West Coast-style IPA with nice grapefruity hop character and an assertive bitter finish. I actually liked this better than the Monsoon.