ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours a deep copper color and clear with an off-white head. Interesting hop aroma, sweet caramel malts, spruce and spices. Flavor is a variety of sweet malts with zesty hops. Fairly sweet and light bitterness for the style. Not bad and easy to drink.
sonnycheeba (3788) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear amber with thick, creamy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, light cookie, fig, dates, floral hops, pears, and light toast. Flavor is dry, bready malts and grassy hops forward (medium bitterness) with supporting dark fruit esters, floral notes, light caramel, and light cracker; dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear dark copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty scent. Hoppy, sweet, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy carmel orange. Earthy aroma with some mild piney notes present. Caramel malty flavor, toasted nut flavor is present, not a lot of fwd hops present. Hops kick in at the finish and a bitter. Not really like the IPA’s out in Colorado or West Coast style. More malty and bitter than floral and citrusy. Probably a English rendition of the IPA more-so than the American takes on it. That said, it’s a good drinkable IPA. Reminds me of the early IPA’s I used to have before the West Coast style took hold.
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Linger, Denver - 01/06/12.
Copper gold with white head.
Bready malts on the nose, not tto much in the way of hops going off.
Caramel malt flavour, some hops, straw, bread.
Medium bodided, didn’t realy seem like an IPA!
mms222 (9) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Going into this, I noticed Patagonian Hops. This IPA is not as hoppy as other IPAs, however, this is a quite balanced beer. Dark orange color, nice lacing, malty, with a crisp hop finish. Very good beer!
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Brought in by customer. Pours dark clear orangy with a finger head. Smell bland and malty. Taste grapefruit and cleaner. Pretty meh.
GJF (1279) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on a recent trip to Boulder. It was drinkable but not a great IPA. Kind of a sharpness and metallic quality that wasn’t great--but a good bit of caramel and hop to it.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/4/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.
With an aggressive pour, a monster beige sea foam froth forms, resting on top of a deep amber colored beer. The beer is a little bit hazy and there are a few flecks of particulate matter at the bottom of the glass. Spiderwebs of lace coat the sides of the glass.
The aroma has a dry bitterness with a strange aroma that reminds me a bit of sawdust. Some peat and and other earthy notes combine with a light caramel sweetness and medium strength grain character. This smells much more English than American IPA.
The flavor is also consistent with an English IPA. A full grain flavor is most noticeable with just a bit of caramel sweetness. There is a lot of earthy, peat, and moss character that leads into a long, full bitterness that lasts through the finish.
The mouthfeel is somewhat dry, especially for an IPA, with a body that drinks right around the 7% ABV. The carbonation is fairly standard in magnitude and creamy smooth. There is no real lasting bitterness or hop residue. If anything it is a little bit grainy and has a mineral character to it.
The flavor definitely surprised me a bit as I was expecting more of a West coast style IPA, but I thought this was a well brewed beer. I would be interested in having it again.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a single 12-oz can via trade. Pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and mild spicy hops, a hint of toffee and some cooked squash. Taste is medium to full bodied, plenty of caramel malt, some dark pitted fruits, and some tangerine & floral hops. Finish has a lingering mild bitterness with some extra alcohol warmth.