j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby hued caramel amber with a large lightly tanned beige head. Big clean citrus hops with a nice caramel note. Medium to thick bodied, but the nice hop notes from the nose give way to a big cardboard flavor and a lot of empty malt. Finishes bitter. Just bracingly bitter with no subtlety or balance. Started off with some promise but fell flat.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Medium hop aroma, apples, caramel malt. Semi sweet malt with a nice resiny bitter. Thin and watery with smooth carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy rich light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is resin/some citrus rind, sweet caramel-medium malt. Taste is light resin/some citrus rind hops bite, sweet caramel-medium malt. Nice, easy IPA, may be a bit thin. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this on tap at the Hotel in Corning. Very nice IPA, sl haze golden color, some florals and mostly about the hops all the way to the bitter finish. Not much play by Malt.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Strong pine and hop resins with a hint of copper. Pine grass and a moderate amount of caramel malt to balance. Strong cloying bitter earthy almost metallic lingering. Wouldn’t drink again.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Skyinbrian. Pours a coppery color. Nose is sweet and definitely has EKG, though minimal cascades. I get some dust from the crystal malt as well. On taste, hoppier than I anticipated, kind of an astringent bitterness as well. Little to no caramel malt flavor and a touch skunky tasting. It’s alright.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bonus from lilbeerdoctor. Pours orange with a stable tan head. Nose is sweet and eh. Taste is sweet and super resin, boo hoo,
Changed (331) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. I worked for Wagner’s for two years. During my 2 years, I spent much time at the fabled "House," where general cacophony occurred nightly. Upon exploring the basement of The House, a few coworkers and myself discovered several bottles of beer, aged nearly 5 years. These bottles, and The House, had belonged to the owner of Wanger’s- legendary Bill Wagner. We drank these beers like little regard for history, and soon regretted it. These beers had aged like a cheap Parisian trollop. 1 of these lethal brews was enough to cause fall-down drunkenness. Nevertheless, we soldiered on...
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle: bronzish amber color, thick head with nice lacing..musty caramel aroma with subtle notes of lemongrass and mint...sweet candyish flavors with much more malt presence than needed or wanted...somewhat stale tasting
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and light fruits. Flavor of caramel malt, some sweet fruits (tropical fruits, maybe a little banana), with a bittering finish. There is a slight vegetal quality to the malt. This is an ok IPA, not that hoppy really, definitely more malty. Still, a pleasant beer to drink.