jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to Pawola22. Pours caramel amber. Off white head. Nose/taste of toasted grain, musky pineapple and caramel malt. Lighter bodied. BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This is not as strong as a typical IPA but for my first foray into IPA beerdom it was a welcome brew. I really enjoyed the copper tone and the thick hoppy head that stays well. Travlr (26087) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head, fair lacing. Aroma of black pepper and caramel. Taste has fruit and caramel. Not bad. darthal68 (15) - - JUN 24, 2012
To me this is a great non mass market IPA. Has a good flavor, aroma and color. Lots of people rate this IPA low but I think most are use to mass market IPAs Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a clear, deeper golden colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly spicy earth and grapefruits with a bit of a stale orange and a light grass alongside a medium sweet bready caramel. A slight onion note from the hops with a few florals in there too. Flavor is medium-light sweet caramel with a slight breadiness and a good amount of grassy, slightly earthy grapefruit hops. Some orange notes as well and no onion thankfully. Finishes pretty dry with a few resins, florals, and a medium bitterness with some grapefruit and a lightly spiced earthiness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Fairly dry and bitter with some grapefruit earth and resins alongside a bready caramel malt backing. The aroma gave off a bit of a weird note, but the flavor was better. Not bad.
Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Golden to amber with a finger of head that held well.
A blunt citrus; mostly lemon smell. There is a malty smell lurking in the background but he never really comes out to play.
Greeted with a medium bitterness, followed by honey and grapefruit. A balanced, straightforward profile.
Crisp, bubbly and medium bodied.
This is an easy drinking IPA. When you are looking for a classic IPA to throw back, here it is. dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Certainly not a very bitter IPA, but looks and tastes nice. The flavor starts out a bit malty/grassy but gets much better as it goes along. Overall, it’s a pretty good beer. csaso (2321) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle - small foamy head, medium - dark amber color, nice hop flavor with a good malt backbone
BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle gifted by Ratman. Pours lightly hazy dark orange/copper with an average, fizzy/frothy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is light cereal, straw, and biscuit malt with heavy earthy, floral, and citrus hops and a light fruity ester nose. Flavor is moderately bitter with herbal and earthy hops and some light malt to balance; light fruity esters are present with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. Happy IPA day to me! Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Emmasdad (thanks Dan) poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.