Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The hops are alright and about the only thing particularly good about this IPA, however, they are not special and won't make me choose this beer again. There is an overwhelming aroma if caramel when first poured into the glass (from the can) which dissipates in aroma, but remains in flavor. I would prefer this IPA just a little dryer because if the high caramel and malt notes. Overall not very remarkable.
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AWISLguy (1180) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Cardinal in Niles. Pours a clear copper with a foamy white head leaving a spongey lacing. Aroma has resin, caramel, some bread, orangey/lemon citrus notes and peppermint. Taste is of sweet caramel, resin, bitter lemons and simple syrup. Fairly smooth and somewhat dry. Finishes lemony bitter with some sweetness at the end. Not super hoppy, fairly balanced. Didn’t love, didn’t hate.
JuniperJesus (6) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
for being an easy sipping, hop-n-malt bang bang, laced with subtle traces of floral kush. Highly evasive and easily transported across borders and stadium security in crimson 12oz coyote cans. With an innocuous carbonation designed to insidiously carry and distribute the citrus and pine Molotov, this Outlaw should be considered armed and dangerous, mostly due to the penetrating effects of both its malt-bomb attack and devilishly charming drinkability. Consider yourself compromised if you’ve had more than one. Call your posse for backup. Do not confront alone.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can to glass. Pours bright amber with a nice soapy off white head that dissipates to a thin film and collar. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and juicy piny hops. Taste is smooth bitter sweet with the malt being caramel and the hops are piny and fruity like grapefruit. Palate is medium and sticky with a chalky finish. Very well balanced and one that I enjoy!
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can poured into a shaker. Pours orange with about a finger pf white head. Aroma of sweet malt and bitter hops. Taste is about the same. Pretty good
monkeychugg55 (836) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mostly caramel malt, with some light floral hops. The flavor is similar, mostly malty, with some light hops on the finish. Easy drinking ipa but nothing special.
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Bold orange pour with a white head and some lacing. Nice big aroma of citrus and flowers. Taste is very sweet - maybe a touch unbalanced in that respect. Moderate palate. Bitter finish. Decent.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good IPA - mouthfeel is much too light - not a lot
of depth in thr flavor, the hops assert themselves well but fail to follow through as I’d like.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Park Tavern. Pours clear dark orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and some caramel malt. Flavors of caramel malts and citrusy hops. Moderate bitterness and drinkable IPA. Solid.
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can at an ESBLS tasting. Clear and golden. A decent white head leaves some interesting lacing. Floral hop notes in the nose are dandelion. A thin feel. Biting hops grow quickly in the first sip. They are quite dry. Pale malts rather than caramel.