ExpendableHero (770) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange beer, with a slightly off-white head. Aromas of cat litter, and some muted grassy hops. Tastes of muted floral/herbal hops, some grassy notes, dirty water, and some sweet malts. Finish is bittersweet with some grapefruit. Inoffensive, but not something I would try again.
BigBeer45 (1292) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this ale had a orange-copper pour and made a one finger faint off-white head, effervescence looked medium or so, some small streams of bubbles in the glass, this drink left spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
the aromas were caramel, toasted malt, bread, some floral and grass hops, orange fruit and some malt sweetness, malt stands out in this brew while the hops were in the background,
there were flavors of toasted malt, grass hops, a little bread and caramel, the malt tasted a little muted or dull, a little orange fruit and citrus,
there was a little hop bitterness after the finish with malt flavor trailing on the palate,
the mouth feel was about medium, carbonation was less than medium,
an IPA with a decent nose but the flavor was muted and/or dull.
scarletfire65 (1026) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour. Aroma of bright citrus, i.e. grapefruit and tangerine. The flavor is citrus and earthy. Clean mildly bitter finish. Very smooth palate.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of piney & citrusy hops. Orange/ light amber in color. Flavor is more on the sweet side, w/ a decent bitter finish. Not as good as the nose. A pretty good IPA overall.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, best by June 18, 2012. Served at around 40F.
Pours slightly hazy amber/copper with a small one finger white head that leaves some nice spotty lacing and holds a light cap.
Aroma is mostly grassy and floral hops, a bit of orange citrus, touch of apricot, decent amount of bread and caramel malt. There is some sort of metallic note I’m getting as well. Good strength.
Flavor is grassy, floral and resinous hops, bready malt, some caramel and toffee, mild sweetness, decent bitterness. Minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit oily, good carbonation.
A decent IPA, nothing groundbreaking.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours a hazy copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with floral and tropical hops. The taste is earthy, herbal, almost minty hops, tea leaves and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Not sure I like the hop profile, but its solid.
duaneh (100) - - MAR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hue with no head what so ever.Not much of a ring also. Smells like grapefruit,fresh too. Taste like grapefruit with malty undertones.Ide like more bitterness Mouthful is sorta watery and easy.
Foxbush (1367) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another ale from Whole Foods. The IPA poured an orangish gold. Small head that disappeared with only a white collar on the beer. There was lacing down the glass with lively carbonation. Each drink like a mouthfull of citrus and bitterness. Some pine notes. Smooth finish with some bitterness on the tongue and upper mouth.
monkeychugg55 (928) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold to copper color with a small white head. Caramel and floral hops in the aroma. Mostly caramel in the flavor, some bitterness but not enough to balance, and not a lot in the way of hop flavor. More sweet than anything. Fuller body with busy carbonation.
fiveacestx (680) - Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours dark gold with an average head that dissipates fairly quickly. Minimal lacing. Has a nice floral citrus aroma and a hop flavor that is not overdone. I could see myself having a few more of these.