mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks keir. pours orange with decent white head. aroma is hop and orange. taste is very crisp malty and cereal followed by hops.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark golden with slight orange tint. Aroma is citrus and nice floral nose. Taste is surprisingly lighter in body than what i expect for a dipa. Bitterness of hops melds well with malt backbone and gives way to a clean strong fruity hop profile on the front end and finishes the same and quite dry. well done beer
musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with one finger head with moderate lacing. PIne and grapefruit hop aroma with toasted malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation sticky mouthfeel. Long finish.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle. A golden pour that is kind of flourescant. A rocky off white head that leaves copious lacing. The foam never leaves. An aroma of citrus! Floral, and malts. Some sourness to start and it is citrus with pale malts. Tangerines and mango with a hint of spice. Bitterness mixes with the sourness and is significant. This is a hop lovers delight. The sourness is a little much for me but just a little. Another winner from UCBC.
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Orange color with white head that puddles across the top of the glass. Aroma is fruity, floral hops. Taste follows the aroma with some citrus added in. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very good IPA.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sessionable DIPA with citrusy nose and opaque orange-yellow color. Pleasant hoppiness on the tongue, but without the heaviness or sweetness I'd associate with the style.
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mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The full-bodied complexity of this IPA is what makes it shine; however, I’ve noticed that the integrity of this beer erodes quickly. I experienced marked differences between the beer when purchased and consumed very soon after bottling, versus a month later, in that the fruity hop flavors were less pronounced and the bitterness took the forefront of the hop presence. If you can get STLIPA fresh, expect very forward citrus flavors (Cascade & Centennial?) which coat the mouth, and just the right level of bitterness and carbonation. At its peak, a beautiful beer.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with a note of lemon juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Kinda plain, watery, and a bit sour, but not too bad. Nose is almost entirely resiny-grapefruity hops...not much else going on; soured fruit note comes out as it warms. It’s like a toned-down west coast IPA. Looks fantastic, though...big fluffy head that lasts and lasts over a hazy light amber body. Well-hidden alcohol too. Non-abrasive, so that’s good as well. But on the whole the nose and mouth experience is pretty ordinary and unexciting.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Urban Chestnut. Pours a milky yellow orange appearance with a white head. Bright juicy citrus fruity, mango, sweet, refreshing aroma. Somewhat spicy, mango, pineapple, citrusy with some bitterness on the finish. Pretty tasty.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Randall’s. pours a hazy deep gold with a frothy white head. Nose is all clean. Pine and resin, grapefruit skin, earthy Malta and light fruit from the yeast. On tasting, quite fruity with a moderate bitterness and some malty sweetness. Earthy malt that is full but not caramel. A big beer and well executed. Not a huge hop bomb but they don’t always have to be.