j12601 (10407) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sunset for their Shorts event prior to EBF. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big clean citrus and bright hops. Nice and malty, big hops. Lots of earth and more hop flavor. Big grapefruit and quinine finish.
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another citrusy, quite hoppy IPA from Shorts. A bit sweet in the middle but finishes dry and bitter, these are their best beers and I’d much rather have these than the dessert gimmick beers.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Color is murky orange with thin tan ring, minimal head. Aroma of big juicy grapefruit hops, a touch of pineapple. Taste is quite bitter with a touch of sweetness. IPA’s normally have a sweet caramel malt to balance the bitterness, but this is quite different with the toasted biscuity malt. Smooth, light, and crisp mouthfeel, quite quenching. A unique and tasty IPA!
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi hazy deep gold with a small white head and some nice lasting lace. Nose is fresh, crisp hops. Fruity, citrus, oranges, floral notes, light some herbal notes. Aromas also of rich malts of bread, and toasted and kilned character. Taste is fresh citrus hops, some fruitiness from the hops, toasted biscuit malts, cooked bread, and finishes bitter with loads of crisp hop character. Carbonation and bitterness cleans it up in the finish. Good and glad I had it fresh but is a little strange in the biscuit/toast character. Glad to try it.
BroSpud (2156) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Light amber pour with a medium head. Hoppy aroma with a flavors more on citrus and less on pine. An OK IPA, not a great one.
Onslow (1473) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. SLightly cloudy mid-amber brew. Nice hops aroma. taste of not-so-sweet malt with a really splendid hops citrus hops finish. Excellent IPA.
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium, slight haze, amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, toasted grains, and a lighter earthiness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and toasty.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of flandersned. very curious brew. not what i would expect from an ipa, more along the lines of a pale in some ways, but pretty odd. pours an amber orange with a lively orangish head to match. smell of crisp green apples. very tart in the taste to match as well, has a bright note immediately and then finishes sort of dry. slight infection maybe? its still pretty good, but i would think they would call it an apple pie ipa or something from what i am tasting here.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
MBGSF ’10. Very citrus, lots of hops. The malts are toasty and biscuity, very crisp, with a touch of water cracker. Seriously refreshing and easy to drink. Definite winner for an APA.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber. BIG fluffy head. Spicy hop nose. Wierd flavour. Pink grapefruit and dry soda. Dry hops come through in the aftertaste. Kind of a crazy beer.