WabashMan (971) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent IPA --- there really are so many decent IPAs out there --- though nothing sets it apart from the pack. Pours a medium orange with nice head. Nose is citrusy, piney hops and flavor is much the same. Not much depth, though. It has a good hop character but thereís just not much else going on to really excite. Decent.
artmcd8 (652) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yet another old IPA I had the "privilege" of winning during Brackets for Beer. Totally not cool. Malty mess. I hope I get to re-rate a fresh one some day.
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K_Squared (9) - - APR 27, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Beautiful dark orange. Very floral hops, not strong though. Rather small head and low to medium lacing. Drinkable but not really in the spirit if an IPA lover, in my view. I bought a 12 pack-my last one probably.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle, into a nonic pint glass. Thanks Tom! I see thereís an Imperial-strength version too, but at 6.8% ABV, even this one has some kick. It poured a nice amber colour with full, creamy, lingering off-white foam and lace. Strong American hops notes: pine resin, black currant, earthy wildflowers. Not much grapefruit, actually, which was a welcome surprise. Iíd love to know which hops varieties they use. Certainly an overwhelmingly hops-forward balance, but a substantial caramelly malt base as well. Medium body and carbonation, full and almost sticky mouthfeel, long-lasting fruity, bittersweet aftertaste. Good stuff.
ChiGuy68 (108) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured burnt orange in color with a thin, white, quickly dissipating head. A hop aroma, with more of a hop than malt taste with a slightly bitter finish.
pablo951 (149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of a bottle, has a orange hazy hue with a slight fizzy head. It has a very pungent hop aroma, strong. It has a firm bitter hop taste, with a strong finish.
GMUcrew7 (572) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy copper pour with a bright white head. Floral hop aroma with a little sweetness from the malt. Sweet and sticky initial flavor, the floral hops are present at the finish. This is a good IPA, just doesnít stand out as one of the better ones.
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received 12oz bottle from jsquire, thank you! Pours light amber, thick head that fades right away to nothing. Minimal lacing. Mild resin and hop to the nose. Palate is of cane, grass, hop, tastes very sweet overall.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from fletche00, thanks Zach. Poured a very nice looking deep dark clear honey brown amber body with an average sized foamy off white head. Aroma is honey, amber and caramel malts, honey topped toast, orange slices and tea leaves. Full bodied with lively carbonation and an average duration on the aftertaste, solid stuff. Flavor is slightly better then the aroma, tea leaves, older citrus rinds, old molasses and toffee, toast, hop leaves, bad caramel mixed with hop cones. Not bad but considering the style itís meh.
trumpeter (2) - Mount Vernon, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite IPA in a bottle. Consistent, moderately hoppy, excellent aftertaste