hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… RBSG 2014… Cloudy peach-colored pour with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a collage of herbal, earthy and rooty notes - odd for an IPA. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is an assortment of bready, biscuity and spicy notes. Very well-balanced. Trends bitter, but only by a hair. Crisp, spicy, herbal finish.
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is cloudy blond and has a white ring of head. It has an exaggerated orange perfume in the nose, almost like they added some coriander--which I presume they did not actually do. This is lightly sweet w/ earthy bitterness. It gets a bit lemony as you drink it and has a bit of cookie dough malt character as well. It is very drinkable w/ light body and vigorous carbonation and finishes crisp and bitter. A lot of adjective IPA styles turn out pretty bad but a Bavarian IPA is a thing worth having.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Need label. If anyone has one, let me know. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of pine, hop, spicy peppercorn. Medium body.
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at Urban Chestnut Midtown during RBSG 2014. Hazy pale yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus and lemon lime. Tastes of citrus, wheat, floral, crisp notes. Medium body, dry finish. Medium carbonation.
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery during RBSG 2014 Meet and Greet: Hazy golden hue with a fading frothy head. Unlike the description I got more than expected "American" character with this. Whilst not a hop bomb it is more dank, tropical citric and grassy than expected along with biscuity pale malts and a yeasty undertone. Fizzy thin mouth feel... yeah crossovert nailed it as a Pilsener IPA hybrid.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft flight on tap at the brewpub (St. Louis, MO). Pours a well hazed golden amber hue, dulled and a bit murky, subtle glow on the bottom. Frothy whitish head dies to a small ring, mellow lacing. Aromas are a bit citric, gentle lemon, some florals and decent bitterness. A touch earthy, bready with straw, gentle yeastiness and flaked wheat. Initial is lighter end, a bit fuzzy and citric with lemon, fecent bitterness, nice gentle carbonation jabs. Some flaked wheat, gentle yeast and earthy bitter hops as we press on. A touch resiny, fuzzy with some rind elements. Nice bitterness, faint flash of earth, more hops as it finishes. Light, hoppy and dry. Solid, looks a bit off but it delivers.
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, light gold, german hops that are orangey and herbal, decent bitterness. Like a pilsner ipa ale.
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Nose is grassy and floral with some clove. Taste is sweet bread and some cracker. Lightly hopped and a thin mouthfeel. Not really much going on.
kbudd19 (597) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, yellow cloudy pour with a nice finger of white head. Aroma, skunk, light bitterness and grass. Taste, light bitterness, some citrus, finishes crisp. Nice take on an IPA.
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly cloudy straw with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of sweet wheat, earthiness and light spice. Flavor has earthy wheat with some sweetness and a bit of light spice underlying.