BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Very surprised this one rates so low. I’m usually disappointed when I go out on a limb and try somethig new, but not this time. Very nice balanced IPA (I usually drink Stone exclusively) with a very nice grassy, hoppy kick and not too much malt. This one’s a pleasant surprise, and one I’m going sample regularly from here on due to the moderate 6% ABV and reasonable price - $7.99/6 vs. $9.99/6 for Stone.
I’ve since re-rated this one. The only kick I have against this one at all is that it’s a little weak in the knees at 6.0% for an IPA. For all other factors, I think this might be the best I’ve tried so far.
This is a FANTASTIC beer, and is ESPECIALLY well balanced for an IPA!
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Circle 7. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruity hops. The taste was of fruits, floral hops and malts. The finish was clean and hoppy with a nice bitter aftertaste. Nice.
slowrunner77 (7261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"pours the usual color, maybe a bit lighter than some. floral and citrusy nose. nice. smooth, thin feel with a decent citrusy slightly bitter taste. i’ve had better, but it’s nice enough."
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent IPA. Lots of citrus and grapefruit, but it is remarkably balanced and sessionable.
alkolas510 (897) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum! Mycket malt o inte speciellt mycket humle. Helt ok!
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is not a very hoppy IPA for a British styled IPA. It’s a hazy golden beer with a bubbly white head. The aroma is weak and citrusy, not a lot maltiness. The flavour is weakly grapefruity, but not as strong as traditional British IPAs
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange copper, foamy, lasting off white head. Citrus, orange, zest. Flavour is orange sweetness followed by grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly fizzy carbonation. Nicely balanced finish.very pleasant.
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but not the best either. Had too give it a shot as I really enjoy the hefe from these folks.
arokitz (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a bad IPA. Full, citrus-y flavor with a sweet aroma. Aftertaste is quite pleasant.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pretty average ipa. Not bad, not great. Many better ipas out there..widmer is decent though.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that settles down to some spotted lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and cereal grains with hints of caramel. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness which is not too overwhelming with a nice caramel malty sweet backbone. Light to medium body with decent carbonation leaving a nice tickle on the tongue with a nice clean finish. This is a nicely done IPA, but there are better ones available.