tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
What a strange beer. Very light-colored, almost straw-like. Some head but not much. Very little hop aroma. Disappointing in that area.
Some nice bitterness and a pretty decent flavor, actually. Grassy, and a tiny bit astringent.
Not bad, but whoever wrote in the Star Tribune the other day that we should be drinking this over Two Hearted is an idiot. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
I could smell very little aroma of hops. It has a clear amber golden color. I felt that the hops were too subtle in flavor, but what was there was not very pleasing to the palate. For an American IPA, I want some more hop flavor. jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle from skinnyguy. Pours an almost pilsnerish yellow/orange color with almost no head. Soapy citrusy aroma. Nice hop profile here a little different than what I am used to but decent for a straight IPA. Grassy at first with some green apple mid palate and a nicely grapefruit bitter finish. Malt profile shows itself mid palate with some good body and caramel flavors. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with a rich dense white foam. Crispy notes of lemon-zest with mellow undertones of straw, oranges and soap. Medium-bodied with notes of grapefruit, lemon-zest and straw. Medium-bitter finish of grass. Not bad, a rather crisp but still a subtle example with plenty of lemon-zest. grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. jessup plaza. poured a cloudy blonde color with a small white head. aroma was grass and mild hops.
taste was kind of light and weak. Mild hops at the end.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy Beerlando, I think. Slightly cloudy straw color, thin broken white head. Spicy phenols, moderate hop aroma, but light overall for an IPA. Pretty mild hop taste, more grassy in character. Just ok. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2009
A resinous pine-forward IPA with a pronounced sugary-sweet backside. Not a quaffer because it leaves a residual sweetness in your mouth instead of an inviting dryness. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Pretty straightforward. On the sweetish side for an IPA. Decent pine hop flavor, slight resin character. Good not great. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 TAP: at Bulldog Lowertown (St. Paul, MN) on 1.25.09. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a small head. Caramel on the nose, and a taste of malt, grain/bread, caramel, some citrus, and muted hops. Lemon forward on taste. Awesome flavorful IPA for those who don’t like their beers overly hopped up.
CASK: also had this on cask. tedovertu (298) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Medium orange color with large particles floating. A watery IPA with an average flavor. Not much bite for an IPA. Excellent appearance and lacing. Nice muted pine and orange hop flavor with a little dryness on the back end. Definitely no Two Hearted Ale but is an average IPA.