Westmeister (1780) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft smapling. Pours a darker amber with off white head. Smell is dank florally and caramel malts. Taste is big maltiness, with orange, grapefruit, some pine. A bit too malt forward to be in my personal wheelhouse for an IPA, but still enjoyable.
GTAEgeek (1238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in a flight at the brewpub. Cloudy, dark orange, with a small, beige head. Pine and resinous hops, with some hay and mustiness. Very bitter flavor, with little malt backbone. Medium body, and rather harsh. Overall, this is a harsh, difficult IPA. Meh.
EricTeusink (698) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my second beer on my virgin trip to the Wrecking Bar. Unfortunately, once again, I thought the beer was just alright. I don’t know whether it is logically inconsistent to call the hops obtrusively overpowering and the flavor bland in the same sentence, but I appear to have done it. Poured darker than expected. I could see how some could enjoy this flavor, but it was just a bit anodyne for my palate. Will probably give a second look in 3-6 months. Draft - Wrecking Bar Brew Pub - Atlanta, GA
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours clear copperish amber with white head. Aromas bright citrus, some tropical fruit, caramel, and fresh hops. Flavors of grapefruit, mango, caramel, and good dose of bitterness. Something between the hop bitterness and malt profile don’t really jive but was still a decent IPA overall.
theisti (3256) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint pour at the brew pub in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is a hazed orange brown copper with a 1/2 inch off white head. Nice thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is a bright citrus resin hops, along with a touch malt for balance. The taste is the hops up front, fresh and round citrus, the grassy resin bite and them moves towards the malt grain, and shows a decent amount of crystal malt as well. Finishes has a nice dry toast character. The palate is medium bodied, dry bitter finish, smooth mouth feel. Nice fresh IPA.
bytemesis (3303) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cloudy deep reddish amber with a small off-white head that leaves almost zero lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, citrus, pine. Flavor is the same, quite malty with medium sweetness and a light bitterness growing to medium in the far finish. Much more malt complexity than normal for an IPA. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is hops fruity and light malty. Smooth breadish and light roasted malt base. Bitter, light grassy and vague citrusy. Crisp hoppy and toasted malty finish.
rbrazell (1686) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brew pub. Deep amber pour with a white head. Lots of tropical fruits, mango, peaches, pineapples with balancing sweet malts. More thick maltiness in the flavor with more tropical hops and a long lasting resiny bitterness. Solid IPA.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 41. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Fair head retention. Intense herbal, resin, pine hop aroma. The taste is herbal, resin, pine hops, umami, malty backbone. Medium bodied, very hop forward. Interesting.
Travlr (12255) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Murky brown color, almost flat. Aroma of yropical fruit, pineapple, citrus. Taste is balanced, fruity, moderately bitter finish. Nice.