kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Received as an extra, thanks! Best by date fo 8/18/11. Poured into a tulip glass a slighlty hazed golden color with a 2 finger antique white head the slowly settles to collar around the glass. Leaves some lacing as it settles. Hoppy, grapefruit rind citrus notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Slight citrus sweetness in the start and then the bitterness hits, lingering until the very end and after. My first take on this is that it is pretty solid. Wish it had a touch bit more aromatics is my only complaint. Some floral type notes as well. Sledutah (7489) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2011
12oz bottle from Timbo, thanks man markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Appearance: Pours slightly hazy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Tropical fruit, caramel and pine
Taste: Floral, light malts with a nice pine bitterness in the finish
A very nice IPA, with I could get this regularly. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
12oz bottle from AttitudeBrew in trade. Pours slightly hazy gold with a white head. Nose is slight malt, some pine, pink grapefruit, and sugary citrus flesh. Flavor is about the same with a light body and citrus burst. Nice IPA. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours clear gold with a light white head. Aroma is very subtle hops with hints of caramel malts. Flavor is sweet, light hops and bready malts. Flavor was a bit lacking, but an alright beer overall. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 12 oz. bottle via trade with a Texas buddy. Pours a clear gold color with a finger-thick white head. Aroma of crackers, caramel malts, corn flakes, faint earthy hops, and sweet dough. Flavor of corn flakes, sugar, sweet and bready malts, and some oily hops. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The label said best by 07.19.11, but it seemed a little old to me because the hops had almost completely fallen out. Re-Rate: This was at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Festival, 2012. Got some hops out of it this time. Good, up-the-middle IPA.
tgncc (3129) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Via trade with Blutt59. The aroma is citrus, earth, musty. The appearance is clear gold, orange tint. The flavor is caramel, citrus, earth. The finish is citrus/grapefruit, resin. medium in body. Nicely crafted. Thanks, Bob. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours gold with a white head. Smell is dominated by spice, citrus, pepper, grassy, hay. Tastes of pepper, floral, pepper with a dry finish. carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
From bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a decent head. Nice resin with lasting bitterness, but missing the West coast citrus, pine, and fruit. Some carbonation, and decent alcohol kick. I prefer Austin’s 512 IPA, but this is a good local session IPA as well, just with not as much character. A decent session IPA if 512 is not in the building... AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild, but nice, spicy, floral hop aromas. Medium mouthfeel with average co2. Smooth, lightly sweet malty caramel flavors with subtle spicy, floral hoppage, nicely bitter finish--good cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of fata2683 - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Faint spotty lacing. Aroma is light dust. It’s kinda weird since the beer is a month and a half away from the "Best By" date. Flavor is esters, with a distant touch of sour. Medium body. I think this beer may be heading south. Thanks Keith.