JonLaRue (68) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Think of the best rated IPA and water it down by half. That’s this beer. Its a great session beer. Consumed from a 12 oz can from the summer variety pack which has a great selection. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Had at the Tap Room in St. Louis in the sure of 2011. Nice ipa but nothing to write home about. Good hop balance but not a standout in the world of ipas. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
June 2010. Rated from backlog. Amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas more than anything. Some hops and citrus, but nothing special. kambei70 (1136) - - JAN 14, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2011
From 2007 notebook: Tasted on tap at brewery in standard pub glass. Poured a deep golden color with chill haze and moderate off-white foam, somewhat lasting with slight lace. Aromas of grain but mostly hops: earthy, flowery, woodsy, and citrusy. Too much grapefruit citrus, though, in my opinion. Cascades hops are inappropriate for a true-to-style IPA. Flavor is hoppy too, of course, but malt-sweetness cuts through with some complexity: mild malt, some toast and caramel. Light-medium body with spritzy mouthfeel and crisp, slightly fruity aftertaste which faded to dryness. Overall, a nice balanced, fresh, hoppy ale. It’s just more American than English in breeding, which is fine if you’re into that.
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
I can’t quite make out the smudges, but it was bottled on something, something, 2011.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep gold-hued body with a sudsy, white head.
Smell: Slightly sweet-scented pale malts with only modest notes of citrus and florals. A fairly mild aroma all around.
Taste: Modest pale malted barley upfront, a light touch of caramel and golden syrup for sweetness. Lemon-hinting, floral hops, also some slender orange accents and with no more than a medium bitterness. Soon, the already subdued bitterness dies down, allowing a surprising amount of sweetness forward. Smooth, bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s so balanced that, for an India Pale Ale, it comes across as a tad timid. Not that I’m a proponent of tongue-blistering bitterness and nothing else brews, no, but this seemed to go a little bit too far in the other direction.
Pours orange, decent head, accidentally dumped a ton of sediment into it so I can’t comment on clarity. Light citric hop aroma, grapefruit. Flavor is slightly gummy malts over a grapefruit and pine hop finish. Balanced, pleasant. Enjoyed this one. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Pour is an amber shade with a light head. Nose is of mostly pine and citrus notes. Taste is of fruits mostly dominated by citrus notes. Not too heavy and rather refreshing. jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Iodine, grass aroma. Cloudy orange, light lace. Light sour, salty, herbal/grassy, not particulary hoppy. Chewy, sparkly. Resin grass stickiness in the back of the throat. brigg (720) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2011
(bottle) A cloudy orange body with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, yeast, some spice, and sweet--interesting aroma. The flavor is a pleasant fruity and earthy hop bitterness, with increasing sweetness; some orange, a hint of grapefruit in the finish. Both the bitterness and sweetness intermingle in the aftertaste. Medium body and slightly sticky.