Brigadier (2745) - 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.
rondphoto (1454) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear tarnished brass color with a persistent 1/2" bubbly head and a full lace cover that slides back into the glass. Taste is medium pine hops with a nice caramel malt hiding behind through the palate. Very well balanced and amazingly tasty. The 7%abv doesn’t show up, making this a dangerous session brew. Recommended.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Louisville Beer store, thank you Tyler! Hazy golden color, huge white head with great retention, solid lacing. Aroma of freshly cut grass and citrus. Taste is bittersweet lemongrass. Tasty.
tastybeer (1573) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Pour bright gold, white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, caramel. Taste is big citrus/grapefruit hops, moderate bitterness/sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, balanced bitter finish.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from can into snifter, this one is a hazy orange with a very creamy two finger head, tiny bubbles with a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is pine heavy also citrus zest with some tropical fruits in the background. the taste matches the aroma very well, pine up front as well with some pineapple towards the finish and very bitter all the way through, I am not picking up the alcohol content it is masked very well. Overall this is a great IPA, for a brand new brewery with one canned product this is amazing and I am glad to have tried this. I really hope this reaches the western kentucky area soon, it will become a regular of mine if it does, very nice!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Slightly hazy light amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops and a mild caramel malt presence. Flavor is fairly bitter up front with the malt sweetness coming in at the finish, very light alcohol taste. Medium body with a long finish. This is a pretty nice IPA good balance of hop flavor/aroma and bitterness, just a bit on the sweet side.
NeoHippie2 (754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 I was a little concerned when I saw that this came in a can. But once you pop the can and smell the contents, you’ll find yourself reassured. Nice hop aromas going on, lots of citrus and pine notes. Good mouthfeel. Finishes strong and crisp. This is the beer that made me really change my mind about canned beer.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an rsbls tasting. From Doran. Clear golden with a small off white ring. Grapefruit flavor and bitterness grabs from the start. Sweeter malts do not keep up with the hops. Some biscuit. Tasty.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Wow, very impressed with this IPA. Pours a hazy light copper with a little bit of soapy, lasting head. Flavor is a strong hop bitterness that is slightly balanced. The bitterness keeps on going but its very drinkable. Nice little kick from the 7% abv. Quite tasty.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft at mellow mushroom. pours out yellowish orange color with long last white head. the lacing on the glass "sticks" to the bottom. huge citrus/orange nose and flavor...punch you in the face hop flavor. first sip i was like wow and then i settled down to sipping this one...great brew guys keep up he good work.