brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a beautiful deep copper color. Pours with a thick 1 finger head. Clear with light lacing on the glass as I drink it down.
Aroma smells of orange juice and grapefruit. A touch grassy, probably from dry hopped cascades. Not all that strong and a bit 1 sided. As the beer warms I can pick up some toasted malt.
Flavor is nicely balanced between hop flavor, malt, and bitterness. I get mostly caramel flavor from the malt but there is a certain "richness" in the background that I really like. Finishes with enough bitterness to clear the palate for the next sip while still being very drinkable.
This is a really solid IPA. A bit maltier than a "west coast’ IPA so I probably won’t look for this much in the summer.
Oly (15) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but not particularly memorable. Hazy orange with a thick head. Mild aroma of some citrusy hops, but flavor was more malty than I expected and the grapefruit hops were unfortunately accompanied by a mild soapy flavor. I wouldn’t turn it down, but I wouldn’t buy it if I had other IPAs I could choose from.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a cloudy amber that you can’t see thru. Very little smell weak hops and an ashy finish not very good. Not Recommended
Luvystypotables (214) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel colour with a nice head, great lacing. A complex nose of floral, citrus, especially grapefruit and orange. A taste of grapefruit rind, bttier but not overly bitter. Dry finish sligthly bitter.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. From notes. Caramel and hay with a little citrus hops. Drinkable, but nothing super special.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale deep golden orange pour with a soapy off white head and small sticky lacing .... aroma of citrusy, piney/floral hops and caramel malts .... taste is of citrusy and spicy floral hops with a caramel malty backbone and a crisp hoppy dry finish .... a solid, sessionable average ipa with nice flavors and the abv is hidden well ... could drink this all day
BuckeyeBoy (2327) - 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 (1348) - 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 wife’s 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 (2152) - 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 (2320) - Western, 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 that’s 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 (8006) - 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.