Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
Clean, simple, and full of flavor. This is what an IPA should be like. While the ABV is a bit too high to call it sessionable or a lawnmower beer it does not wear down the palate with an aggressive assault that makes it tiresome after one glass. Thanks to tastybeer for the bottle.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich pillowy head builds to fill the pint glass before slowly collapsing in on itself. When it does a bronze transparent base appears. Marmalade, orange, and creamsicle brighten the air with the addition of citrusy hops. Inviting and light it offers the hop head promises of a great time.
Flavor / Palate - Resiny hops cling to the corners of the palate. Marmalade and grass sparkle in the throat. A moderate rosy finish dries up after providing a refreshing touch. This is a fine example of what an IPA can be when it does not try to go over the top.
smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a coppery golden color with medium-sized foamy off-white head. Aroma is strong hoppy citrus. Flavor echoes the aroma, this is a hop bomb, pure citrusy hop flavor. Light-to-medium bodied, a very drinkable IPA. This is one of my favorite IPAs.
DrunkSanta410 (28) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to glass. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste is bitter, citrusy hops. Not much on the palate after the initial sips. Well carbonated. Good IPA, nothing earthshattering.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold color with a nice white, sustained head. Green grass, eggs, fresh hops in the aroma. Bitter flavors with a musty dungeon aftertaste. Solid, above average IPA.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a clear orange with a slight white ring of white bubbles. Standard bitter tangerine aroma. Big bitter flavor and smooth palatte
scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Average IPA with grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, and a bit of caramel. OK.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mail dot Duane, thanks! Hazy amber with a very large and slowly dissipating ecru vertex. Aroma is bready and floral with some citrus to boot. Taste is a bit grainy with citrus, floral hops and caramel.
MadRobin (1396) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Clear, medium orange-amber with an ivory head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of citrus, pink grapefruit, caramel and floral hops.
Taste of citrus, tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, caramel and floral hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocJitsu (589) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly murky, dull golden color with a sudsy antique white head. Malty, grassy, and citrusy bouquet. Wet, mildly oily, and faintly scrubby mouthfeel. Underwhelming hop expression. Alcohol flavor without the warmth. Lackluster.
jagreen34 (6) - Dalton, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Great beer. I was pleasantly surprised buy the orangeish glow once poured and the aroma.
devman171 (506) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to the head, nice pine and citrus aroma, taste is bitter citrus and grape like malt finish, pretty tasty