BuckeyeBoy (4055) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle via trade. Pours out a dark gold topped with a off white head. Aroma is nice sweet caramel, citrus, and some light floral notes. Taste is just a little caramel, light hops, with a light bitter end. The nose would lead you to think this was going to be pretty tasty, but it was a little bit of a let down.
ContemplateBeer (1818) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #100 from my wifeís home state of Indiana. Aroma: Moderate grapefruit with some slight pine resin; malts are of the cereal variety and lightly present. Appearance: Hazy light copper with a bubbly off-white head. Flavor: Fairly bitter grapefruit up front, very dry all around (more floral/pine with the dryness); cereal is an afterthought and mostly present towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Solid IPA; very similar to so many others around the country right now. Not a distinctive beer, but not a bad one, either.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap at Ale Emporium) amber with small head. Modest hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some citrus hops.
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear caramel with a medium-sized head and very little aroma. I am picking up a faint hint of caramel and thatís about it. Nothing offensive, but nothing enticing. Flavor has a bit of caramel and a little bit of floral and soapy hops, but not much interesting. More like a weakly done amber than an IPA if you ask me, but this one has sat in the fridge for a month and change.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
24 karat sparkling gold pour. White head. Flavor of weak hops, biscuity malt and not much else. Meh.
geeklimit (254) - USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden amber with a very thick foam head. Strong citrus hops aroma on a malt base. Clean hops taste on a light malt undertone. Bitter sharp grapefruit aftertaste isnít my preference, but not unbearable.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the East Side Big Red, Bloomington. Pretty deep orange pour, moderately cloudy, thin but creamy head. Nose was quite fragrant and floral, malt sweetness with pungent tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, notable slickness in the finish. Flavors are a bit one-dimensional: plenty of citrus, but only as a register of the overall sweet and pungent profile. Decent but nothing more than that.
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent run of the mill IPA. Nothing great. Aroma was a muted mix of earthy caramel and hay. Pour was a dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a very balanced mix of what the aromas were. The bitter hops came out more in the finish. Decent carbonation. Decent beer
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is really light for me - I can detect some faint whiffs of floral hoppiness, but the smell certainly isnít strong. Taste is actually too balanced for me - only a very slight bit of bitterness, and not a lot of substance. Meh.
jsquire (3857) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish amber color out of the bottle with a lasting small tan colored head. Light citrus hop nose. Caramel sweetness with some bready malts and a strong hop grapefruit/orange zest flavor. Easy drinking IPA, especially given the claimed ABV. Long dry hop pellet finish.