Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 20, 2017 docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA all around with piney aromas, nice pour, standout bittering backbone with hints of honey; more full-bodied than expected on the mouth
From Aug 2008
Dang, I forgot that I picked this up a couple of months ago:
It started to gush right after the cap came off; I hope it's still ok.
Nice cloudy orange yellow colour with a 2 finger head of foam.
The smell is nice with good caramel malt and some citrus hops...nicely balanced.
The taste has that balance as well. Nice hop citrus bitterness up front and then the sweet malt, and some breadiness, moves in and dominates from about mid palate on until the finish where it returns to some good hop bitterness. Yum, this is a very nice malty American IPA that, I think, leans more towards an English style. I say that because I don't think a couple of months would make that much difference in the taste ie the hop profile couldn't have shrunk that much during that time sitting in my fridge.
Anywho, the mouthfeel actually borders on full & the carbonation is medium. Head retention is very good and it doesn't lack for lacing. Very nice stuff and 1 that I'll look for again. ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Not a bad IPA. Tried for the first time in 2011 and only now getting to the rating transfer. Thick aroma with plenty of pine and a little citrus. Grassy finish. solidfunk (9741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Malty old school like E40 dusted n disgusted. Orange pour. Bitter finish with some pine. Bottle UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2017
on tap pours golden hue, two finger head that dissipates. moderate bitterness, light citrus and resin. light to medium body. Dry finish. Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Sample at the brewery. Medium high fluffy white lasting head. Clear amber golden body. Fruity honey aroma. Fruity honey flaovr with a dry and a bit sharp hops bitterness, high carbonation, long finish.
rosenbergh (11957) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on mo 7 wk 2. (Three Rivers Wine & Spirits) Longmont, CO.DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Cloudy golden color with a tiny white head.
Deep citrusy and piney hoppy aroma with mild bitterness, dryness and malt.
The flavor is quite nice resiny and piney hoppy with strong bitterness, dryness, citrus and dry malt. Not bad.
16 ounce sample on tap at The Broadmoor Hotel. The aroma is pleasant enough with pine and floral hop character. Quite quaffable. Attractive, transparent ruddy copper body with a small, light tan head. Starts with some fruity character, before some big piney resins come through in the middle. Finishes moderately bitter and quite piney. There’s almost a bit of a urinal cake character going on here. PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Grand Junction, CO - College Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy medium golden, soft snow white head, nice film of lacing. Aroma has some pungent spruce accents, some floral accents. Bold IPA flavor, some bittersweet citrus, a touch of mango frutiness, some raw cake mix sweetness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Pretty solid. kambei70 (1136) - - DEC 4, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a nice sized off white head and good lacing. Aroma has juicy citrus and pine notes with a hint of floral. Taste has a good amount of bitterness with pine and grapefruit in equal proportions with a hint of black pepper and citrus pith finish. Light bodied with an aqueous mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a clear dark amber with a nice sized off white head and good lacing. Aroma has juicy citrus and pine notes with a hint of floral. Taste has a good amount of bitterness with pine and grapefruit in equal proportions with a hint of black pepper and citrus pith finish. Light bodied with an aqueous mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Tastes like an old school west coast IPA. Dry and resinous with plenty of bitter. Not bad at all.