Finhead (1742) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Clear, amber-gold pour with a white head. The aroma is a little earthy with herbal and light pine notes. It has a light, watery texture with lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet and easy drinking with smooth, quick finish. Not bad, but not exciting either. adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Hy-Vee beer? FUCK YEAH! Pours a burnt orange appearance with a light brown head and pretty good retention. Caramelized malty, a bit spicy/cinnamon, generic green herbal hoppy aroma. Doesn’t smell incredibly fresh. Burnt sugar, peanut brittle, somewhat smoky, herbal hoppy, strangely sweet flavor. Ummm yeah, no. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 12oz bottle-lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-1st time was pineapple/resin, med malt-caramel. Next time dk grain, resin. T-earthy hops, med malt/grain-caramel. 746312=3.2 then improves some @cellar temp 747313=3.4 split the difference 3.3
DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle, $2 single at HyVee, Ankeny, IA. Picked up as part of my scramble to not let November be my month with the fewest ratings ever. Screw-top crown, followed by my sin of pouring into a plain old shaker glass. Appearance is a bright amber, with plenty of thick, orange-y foam. Smell has some light citrus and grassy hop overtones. A fake store brand beer this may be, but at least they are up front about their hop bill. Taste brings up some earthy hop notes suited to an English IPA. This is more hop-forward than their web page suggests. Has a bit of a curdled aftertaste, but that may be my cold speaking. I see that I can trust the Point guys for a solid brew even when contracted. edgallow (4154) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 oz sample pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and malts. Taste of malts and the hops.
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CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Fifth in today’s series of long lost ratings from the long lost notebook. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a sort of orange color with a big head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is grassy and citrusy with some sweet malt and a odd off putting stinkiness that I really can’t pin down as any one thing.
The flavor is bitter and floral, the malt is right there out front with both caramel and toasty malt flavor. The beer is weird because I’d call it "moderately bitter" however the bitterness dominants the flavor and very little actual hop character gets through. The beer is mildly astringent.
I don’t even know what to say here, these are available exclusively at Hy-Vee stores, most of which usually sell much better IPAs for anywhere between the exact same price as this or a dollar or two more... I can’t imagine once the "try this new thing" honeymoon is over that there will be much left for sales with a beer like this, who knows....
Bottle. Clear bright orange pour with a small soapy white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is unbalanced - needs more malt backing. Finishes fairly harsh. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
10/9/12. 12oz bottle from my parents in a care package, of all people - score random tick! Clear red pour with a medium khaki head that fades but laces fairly well. Musky, earthy hop aroma with some pine and floral aspects, and plenty of sweet malty caramel. Big malty flavor, plenty of caramel, etc., with a bitter hop kick, but not much hop character. Eh. lancenelson (26) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Starts out very mellow. A standard aroma that doesnt really stand out. Light on the bitters that eventually builds, but doesn’t ever get higher than a strong pale ale. Nice and smooth, though. Not a typical IPA, but a good beer. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2012
12oz bottle - pours orange with a perfect white head. Floral hops aroma. Very nice flavor good hops and malt balance. Not overly hoppy, though. This is more like a pale ale in the Northwest. Nice beer. Thank you, I’ll have another. I’m not sure why Ratebeer says this is from Omaha. The label claims Stevens Point, Wisconsin.