drjay44 (3888) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2017 Concealer (1278) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Copper pour with a caramel white head. Smells of malt, spice and light citrus and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel and citrus, light bitter finish. A much maltier IPA.
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with layered lacing, over a hazy amber (SRM 8) body......nose is pine, resin, slight fruit tones, with dankness, mild malts with slight bread tones, balance to the hops......taste is light malts with toast, bread tones, pine, resin, slight dank tones, finishing with moderate bitterness, with lingering dank tones, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium light body, mild alcohol, high carbonation. While this is a relatively typical IPA, the lingering dank, slightly foul bitterness is quite unpleasant. The hop back bone needs a re-work, but then the last ratings were 3 years ago, so a question would be too much age. BJCP 8/3/10/4/6 Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, pink grapefruit, floral notes and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, orange and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
At Copper Kettle Brewery with Stephen. Pours bronze with medium tan head. Aroma is spicy and earthy hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with a little spice, raw rye, dry raw wheat. DenverLogan (1299) - North Bend, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
I’ve had this a few times, including with single hops Cascade in two versions. Dark copper with moderate head. Aroma of grassy hops and light pine. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel (esp with the Cascade hops version). Flavors of grapefruit rind, straw hops, bitter roots, slight soap water, melon rind, molasses. Overall big and bold with slight mouth puckering bitterness and funky melon. arminjewell (9721) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, grass, right into some sweet orange, orange peel into some yeast, caramel, slight spicy hops as well. Taste is a mix of red fruits, caramel and toffee into some grass, pine, slight orange, finishing fairly bitter.
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Copper Kettle. Copper pour with a khaki head. Green apple, caramel, and toffee. Mild pine, some grapefruit zest, and woody herbs. Fairly sweet. Flavors of caramel, toffee, and pine. Woody herbs, green apple, and grapefruit zest. Some citrus on the finish. DiarmaidBHK (6137) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft at taproom. Pours amber with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Slight malty note on the nose. More malt than hops on the tongue. Finishes clean. There’s a fine line between proportion/balanceand boredom. NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pint at the brewery. Pours hazy dark copper with a tall head. Hops are there in the aroma, but don’t stand out like I would like. There are modest grapefruity hints and just a touch pine. Hops are pretty assertive. There are some brown sugar notes in the finish. Hops provide more bitterness than explosive flavor. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear dark orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dank, earthy, and citrus hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and medium bitterness with fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.