nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours a golden straw hue hint of copper with a thin white head. Aroma is subtle with a citrus hop, some tropical fruit, bready, and a little sweet malt. Taste is similar with citrus, floral notes, and a little pepper. Taste is not intensive compared to typical west coast style IPAs. Mouthfeel is light to medium with an above average carbonation. Finishes clean and pretty smooth with a subtle hop tones. Very drinkable IPA, almost session like. Surprisingly, pretty enjoyable.
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wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pleasant nose of pine, lemon and orange citrus. A touch of grapefruit comes through on the tasting. Good balance.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and floral. Taste is grapefruit and malts.
briandwagner (23) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t impressed. I’ll admit it, I’m a hop head I love a very hoppy IPA and this simply doesn’t deliver. It was very bitter and malty and left me disappointed.
tcon25 (660) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home,thanks Andrew for this one. Amber pour, sweet malty aroma, hops and spices little citrus, not much bite for a IPA yet very nice.
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. A very mild and subdued ipa, hops are held back and it is not particularly bitter in a style that is known for being bitter. Some sweet malt, and sweet potato. I have no idea what the super secret experimental hop could be.
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks, andrewje41! Pours a slightly hazy darker amber color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose seems pretty earthy to me, doesn’t seem all that bright and fresh and first glance. Taste is fairly bitter and a bit earthy again, and and the bitterness builds throughout the drink.
andrewje41 (2960) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark copper color with a thick, creamy head and lacing. Nice even bready malt and hops aroma. Creamy body to it with some nice citrus hop flavor throughout. Drinks very nicely. Very nice hop compliments. A bit of a lingering grapefruit flavor. Quite impressed here. Really enjoyed this one.
Obfuscate (481) - Minneapolis, - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tried one of these last fall and wasn’t too impressed. Having this one now super fresh and I’m pleasantly surprised. Amber color with a foamy off white head. Some bready malts and light citrus on the nose. Taste is super clean, tropical fruits with a nice malt balance. Kind of a cross between a west coast and English IPA.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap, clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought lemon, earth, caramel into a bit of toffee, slight spice, husky note in there, slight spice. Taste was a mix of orange, red fruit into a bit of caramel, toffee, some slight rye, touch of husky, earthy notes, finishing bitter.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma combines citrus with a bit of pine and light grains underlying. Flavor is more earthy pine with a bit of grass and some earthy grains backing.