drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub. I love Two Brothers but wasn’t impressed much by this IPA.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is slightly grainy malt and full of citrus fruits. Taste is very similar. Not complex but not bad.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT. Aroma of tropical fruits, perhaps papaya and/or passionfruit?...in any case, fruity hop goodness. Flavor adds a big dose of sweet malt to all the fruity hoppiness. Tasty stuff.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and crackery malt. Flavor of some of the same crackery malt and citrusy hops. Very drinkable and delicious.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Hazy orange with dense consistent film of head. Mild grapefruit character in the aroma with some cookie-like malt notes and caramel. Creamy on the palate. Decent flavor, yet it has an odd artificial sweetener note that coats the palate. Cookieish sweet malts with a syrupy orange note and that coating artificial sweetner aftertaste which ruins a potentially mediocre IPA.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz draft @ For the Love of Hops 6/609-Pours a orangish amber with a decent off white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Tast of the same with a little malt thrown in. This medium bodied brew is quite tasty.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice enjoyable, possibly sessionable, crisp hoppy offering. has a slight marshmellowness taste to it mixed with heavy resiny piney hop, some notes of caramel. overall something I wouldn’t kick out of the fridge for spilling crackers if a mini keg made its way in there.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 On tap at the 2 Bros. Tap House. Pint served a deep amber with a modest, off-white head that reduced fairly quickly to a layer but left some clingy lacing. Nose was smooth malt, and a solid compliment of floral/citrusy/resiny hop notes. The flavor exhibited a nice balance of the malt and hops, finishing with a decent hop bitterness. A refreshing, standard IPA. 6/18/09, Now a little more sweet, caramel malt is present in the flavor.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had fresh from the tap at For the Love of the Hops! 2009 festival. Pours a clear red/amber color with about a 1/2 inch white head. Aroma is a strong floral hops with a moderate amount of citrus and pine/resin flavor and low caramel malt notes. Flavor first starts with citrus, moves into pine and caramel and ends with a heavy bitterness. Perfect density and balance between the hop bitterness and sweet malt profile. Overall a great brew.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was on tap @ Map Room. Pours clear amber with small off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, which was stronger than the citrus hops...not really what I was expecting from an IPA. Decent body, easy to drink, but not very strong hop flavor. Was average.