tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pour is light copper, off-white head. Decent retention/little lace. Aroma of toffee, grassy/floral hop, caramel. Taste is moderately bitter, light sweetness, toffee, citrus, grass. Palate is soft, slick, light oil, bitter finish.
superspak (3073) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 8/2013. Pours a very hazy/murky golden orange color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Unimpressive and malt forward aromas with light-moderate hop presence; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, pine, caramel, toast, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish. Pretty nice flavor balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a solid and crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a mediocre IPA. Aromas were way too malt forward with weak hops; but the flavors were a bit more balanced and crisp. I had no problem finishing off the glass.
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Lightly hazy amber pour with a foamy off-white head. Nose is metallic with lightly floral and fruity hops. Dry pale malt. Taste is sweet and bready malt, a bit of citrus rind, some honey, and a bitter citrus finish. Lots of sweetness. Pretty warming. Slick and fairly thick with medium-carbonation. Too sweet for me.
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet displaying a hazed, deep, orangey amber color, with good persistence to both the creamy, off white head, and the wavy lacing. The aroma offered a little dankness at first, then decent maltiness, with a touch of sweetness, a bit of resinous pine, citrus, and some tropical scent. The taste presented some assertive, rindy, earthy, and lingering hop bitterness, a smooth, tempering malt content that created some light creaminess for the mouthfeel, and a medium body, with complementary carbonation. Sweetness remained on the tongue, the bitterness didn’t waver, and some dryness made an appearance at the finale. Maybe a bit too malty sweet throughout, imo. I doubt that it was age,(according to the label) but a solid IPA nonetheless.
indytoolman (6) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served in a bottle so I really can’t tell about appearance or aroma. Perhaps if I were to try a fresh pint in btown I could change it
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy orange amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of fruit, honey; refreshing balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
DialSquare (3114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Gold. Big citrus aroma. Tight dry bitter. Little mineral but not bad way. On the bitter side but even. 7.2
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale yellow with a touch of amber. Little head with almost no lacing. Aroma is faintly hoppy, think earthy-piney and a faint caramel sweetness. Taste is pretty much the exact same. Medium body with high carbonation. Decent IPA but I wouldn’t track this one down
jandd1983 (2920) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Brewpub. It poured a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel malt and piney hops. The taste was of malt, hops and some citrus. Decent.
mvp (169) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good aroma but light. Frothy head but disappears. good on the palate but doesn’t taste great.