Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
The second sample of a four draft flight offered this solid West Coast style IPA. Worthy of a full pint if there had been time, I would certainly recommend ordering at least a half pour if you come across it on tap in the future.
Aroma / Appearance - A fresh coppery core glows and shimmers with the light of mandarin oranges. A minimal white head soon fades to nothing. Citrus, oranges, and grassy resins tinge the air with bitterness. The hops make their presence known immediately.
Flavor / Palate - Bitter resins and orange zest abrasively clean the palate. A full burst of citrus lingers for quite a while after each sip. The sharp hoppiness cuts through everything with the aggressiveness of a typical West Coast style IPA. This may have been the best draft of the night.
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and roast malt. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and malt. Slight bubblegum in the background too. The finish is fruity with a yeast and hops aftertaste. I assume this is some kind of Belgian IPA. Decent overall.
DrSilverworm (7211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3oz on tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden, slight orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves loose bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Smooth, though. Caramel, bready, kind of toasty spicy malt. Good grapefruit hop, some grassiness, bigger zest. Light spice. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Solid bigger kind of sweet but tasty zesty spicy hoppy IPA. Tasty stuff to sip on. Kind of like a white IPA.
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Has some citrus zest notes and pine bitterness. missing somehting in the aroma and flavor.
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vintage, pours a clear gold with a thin white head and lacing in the glass, the aroma has a decent amount of citrus and fruit, jumps out of the glass nicely, the flavor has big juicy hops at first with some dank and garlic like hops in the finish, but still light and nice not overbearing, only knock against it is that I wish the abv was turned down a little so I could enjoy a few at a time, pretty good stuff.