bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy amber/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head after a strong pour. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, it smells like pine and citrusy (mango, light tropical fruit) hops, and some bready and caramel malt. It gets more and more citrusy the longer it warms. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, itís mostly citrusy and pine hops, along with some bready and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and easy to drink. Itís a good IPA overall, I wonít have any problems finishing this 6-pack. $9.99 a sixer.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is quite hoppy with a lot of floral notes coming through. Taste is slightly bitter and somewhat crisp. Smooth feel with just a hint of bubbliness on the back end.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL can thanks to tastybeer! Pours a hazy, deep murky orange with a rocky, buttermilk head. Very nice lacing. Nose is butterscotch, soap, orange juice, mild dried coconut. A pretty nice butterscotch note though. Taste is thicker, salty, thick toffee, thick caramel, Mildly dusty, soapy palate. Finishing powdery. Good though.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that left light lace. Nice citrus hop aroma. The flavor found caramel and grapefruit. Medium body and a mild bitterness.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. No date, but I think this can is very much on the fresh side. Hazy amber color. Huge off-white head. Neat-looking, but kind of excessive. Eventually fades a bit, but an ample amount retains. Good lace. Very big grassy resinous lightly piney hop nose. Medium-plus body. Very smooth, light carbonation. More dry finish. Much less carbonation than expected, but it makes for a very easy to drink IPA, offers no impedance to the intake of hops. Good big bitter taste, with a zesty sweet. Very assertive. Some bready malt, but the focus is on the hops here, with minimal sweet. One of the most impressive new IPAs Iíve had in a while.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Pawola22! Pours a amber/copper with a large khaki head. Aroma of bright citrus, tropical fruits slight pine, with caramel malts. Taste is bitter pine hops spice with caramel malts. Bitterness from the hops lingers throughout covering other flavors. Not bad, wish flavor was as balanced as aroma.
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hop aroma. Just floral and somewhat citrus on the nose. Nice malt sweetness that with the hops creates a grapefruit like flavor. Not overly bitter for an American IPA. Itís nice to see a good IPA thatís from Kentucky. After drinking two the hops starts to dominate the palate and the grapefruit becomes more floral.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a hazed, amber-orange colored body with an inch thick, creamy and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy florals with bit of a grassy essence and a lightly sweetened and toasted malt backing with touches of caramel. Flavor is similar. A good amount of citrusy florals and a nice, lightly sweetened caramel malt backing. A bit of a grass note towards the end with a touch of toast as this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a few resins and a light malt note. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Well balanced and easy drinking with a good amount of citrusy hops and a nice malt backing. Very enjoyable.
Foxbush (1198) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 12 oz can This was the first of twelve Beers of 2012 Christmas. The ale poured a hazy light copper. The head was a frothy white with lacing. The initial aroma of yeast greeted you. This ale did not have typically strong hoppy flavors. Flavors of lemongrass and and some bitterness in the upper mouth. The carbonation was soft. The finish had a mild bitterness.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 ounce growler
Picked up on a visit to the Louisville area this was worth twice the $4.99 price for the growler fill. The selection at the Liquor Barn is amazing and showcases just how promising the regional scene is. In fact I may have to cave and visit Lexington to see what else West Sixth has in the works.
Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated bronze body bubbles like the aeration component of an aquarium. Thin drifts of head drift lazily on top. Grassy lemons, grapefruit, and dandelions provide an earthiness to the hops.
Flavor / Palate - Bitter hops are immediate and assertive. Malty iced tea lingers in the back of the throat. A warm finish of maple glazed donuts is icing on an excellent cake. I was not expecting this and look forward to my next sample from the brewery.