Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with a thin tan head of foam that leaves behind sparse spotty lacing. The faint aroma feebly offers up a sense of malts and citrus. Unlike the timid aroma the flavor offers up some fairly nice notes. I get a decent degree of citrus hop flavor mixing with some sweet malts with just a mild resiny hop bitterness in the background. Fairly smooth unchallenging IPA that, if found fresh, isn’t a bad choice for a tasty IPA.
Slipstream (2464) - USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tommyknocker has been getting more distribution in the Northeast lately, and that is a good thing. Russet-amber pour with a nice head. The mellow pine resin aroma suggests a West Coast style IPA, and the flavor confirms it - but it is not as dry as those tend to be. Slightly oily and resinous, with some grapefruit juice and a bit of the ol’ cat piss. A good IPA.
gerbewa (253) - - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of sediment and hazy our cloudy. Good aroma but doesn’t really taste like a true ipa. Had bottle from world market.
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasted hop, slightly sweet and citrusy. A creamy texture. Nice balance
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, orange, cloudy, frothy head, slight hoppy/grass hops, some aroma of caramel malts maybe. light sweetness, sweeter than most ipa’s, lightly bitter, medium body, slight bitter. A decent ipa, maybe if they tweek this a little, has the potential to be a great one.
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells much better than the flavor. The hops are there but are strangely a bit soapy. This beer is okay but isn’t memorable at all.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent enough IPA. Subdued grapefruit nose. Highly carbonated, crisp mouthfeel with more citrus and some hoppy flavors. A very malty style with a shorter finish.
jsquire (4146) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color with a sticky off white head. Faint citrus hop nose. Strong grapefruit rind and apricot flavors with a strong bready backbone. Long grapefruit finish. Pretty standard IPA.
rlgk (18188) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy bready fruity aroma, citrus, milky, grapes, grapefruit, caramel, perfume. Hoppy creamy flavor, hay, bready, citrus, grapefruit. Not totally clean and lacking some of the fruits I like to find in an IPA.
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Standard amber color, quiet and still, with virtually no head. The aroma is like an approachable stranger, just nice enough to make you willing to keep talking, but not overwhelming enough to scare you away. This drinks with a straight-down-the-pipe AIPA character, fruity and acidic, tangy and bubbly, too. (#4768, 8/5/2012)