Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2011
What a light flavored IPA, I don’t mind it mild, but besides the lack of hops, its just a watery beer, the alcohol is well hidden, some sweet fruit flavor, but very lacking..weird brew!! drinkable, but strange.. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
bottle.. another IW gem thanks to Chris... this is as bad as the rest, don’t even bother drinking this crap, scum water ipa, gross taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Hazy and brown with an off-white head. Pine aroma, but not strong. Taste is more pine with bits of dark fruit. A good IPA that’s as advertised - not overly hopped. rougeau13 (3276) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Clear copper without much of a head. Aroma is very weak, a bit of sweet malt and bittering hops. Taste is pretty much the same, weak malts and mild bitterness in water. I’d rather not have another. SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods La Jolla. Pours mostly clear burnished copper amber color, with little to no head, just a ring of bubbles that leaves occasional spots of lace. Definitely a classic style IPA, with aroma of toasty and biscuity malts, hints of nuttiness, light florals, mild citrus and bitter herbs in the hop profile. In the flavor, the malts start a little more fruity, but still with some toastiness, hops quickly come on strong and are very herby, a bit grassy with a slight dusty fir character, leading to a drying, bitter pine sawdust finish and lingering aftertaste. Palate is light bodied, with a pleasantly gentle prickliness from the carbonation. Not at all my preferred style of IPA nor hop varieties.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle purchased in NV: Tenuous texture and carbonation. Flavor is a little thin and weak as well. Some hints of caramel and sugar water. Not necessarily bad flavors, they’re just too light and unexciting. Mild bitterness. Aromas lack depth and charisma. Ironically, this one’s easy to forget. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a hazy amber color with a 1/3 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is pine and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and light hops. Has a slight astringent finish. Light to medium body. A so-so IPA. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Copper pour. nail polish, old hops, corn, plastic. Flavor is very bitter and in a chemical kind of way. Where are the hops? This is terrible. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle; poured a dark amber color; not much head. Aroma of caramel, earth, fruit; not too strong. Flavor was very malty; overpowering the hops. Alot of fruit and caramel, but not very pleasant. Really a miss on this one. llcooldave (1226) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2011
Cloudy honey amber color in the glass. Slight wet cardboard aroma mixed in with a touch of piney hops. Watered down medicinal/minty hops flavor. Overall, it’s drinkable but not that complex or impressive.