SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a dirty gold with beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, earthy dirt and grass with fruity esters. Flavor is much the same, very sweet with a pleasant, balanced bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, solid brew! Just too sweet in my opinion.
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with a cream-color head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and grain. Creamy mouthfeel. Caramel flavor with some spice, grain, and a touch of hops. Misses the IPA hopkick.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is old closet, caramel malt, light nutmeg, cinnamon, and rye. Very little hop left, only a shade. I did not realize I had this one and let it go too long in the cellar. Flavor is lightly sweet with some caramel malt. Also some old sock and some roasty flavors. Certainly not at its optimal condition.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber thin head.Nice balanced IPA with solid hop flavor and moderate bitterness. More malt presence than your average IPA. Light fruitiness. Thanks Mr. Pollack.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resin, some pine, earthy. Tastes resiny and sticky with a light bitterness on the finish.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Frisco Grille: Pours a transparent deep bronze with a thin, stringy-lacing wispy white head. Mild aroma of fresh piny hops and lightly sweet toasty caramel malt. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with a crisp bittering hoppy presence and light citrusy hoppy balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Needs more assertiveness hop character, but an ok IPA.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pours a deep ruby amber with a thick, frothy tan head that leaves a complete shading on the glass where the foam previously was. Nose is malts, caramel, and hops. Taste is a pleasant mix between rugged rye characteristics and its hoppy Indiana base. A nice trial that turned out well, especially for someone who doesn’t go crazy for the In-Your-Face hop blow of a traditional IPA.
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber color with a miniscule, yet lasting head. I find the aroma and flavor more dominated by caramel malts, not hops. There is definitely a good amount of hops and the rye/grainy flavor is nice. In my opinion, the focus of an IPA should be more on the hops, not the malts.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from Capones, I saw thsi bottle and was surprised by seeing something like this I had never seen before. Pours a rich deep orange with a huge tan head. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet and nice overall. Not bad at all.
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nicely balanced IPA. A bit darker than most IPAs, dark golden, almost orange. Not overly hoppy but good balance.