ben4321 (5902) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 1/31/13
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, with lots of caramel, pale malts, and some grapefruit hops
Appearance: It pours a reddish-orange color with a lasting beige head and some medium lace
Flavor: This one has a medium-plus sweet flavor, heavy caramel, and a light-medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is kind of sticky, has an average carbonation, and a mid-dry finish
For me, this was not a particularly good example of an IPA. The hops are a bit lacking here and the sweet caramel malts are a little too present. It isn’t terrible as a beer, but as an IPA, it misses the mark.
jandd1983 (3945) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a clear amber color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel malts, raisins and some floral hops. The taste was of bitter citrus hops with caramel malts and low carbonation with a lingering bitterness. Tasty.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/29/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours hazy amber color with a foamy white head. Malty aromas with caramel and citrus. Caramel flavors, alcohol burn and light on hops. Seem a bit off.
Braudog (6454) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a big ol’ foamy head, quite rocky and frothy. The aroma is quite woody, hinting at bark and earth. This does drink with a dirty aspect, gritty even. The hops are quite mashy, giving off a wet-sodden appeal. Filling beer. (#5276, 10/5/2013)
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit, toffee and flowers. The flavor is floral with some toffee notes, caramel, grass and earth. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3480) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium orange body with a tall, sticky, off-white head.
Fruity caramel aroma. Good aroma, but not the hoppy one i was expecting from an IPA.
The flavor is balanced between the sweet malts and the light hop bitterness.
Decent flavor, but again it follows the aroma and isn’t very IPA-like.
bu11zeye (12849) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, caramel, florals, and herbaceous notes. Flavor of grass, caramel, herbs, cardboard, and light citrus with a lingering bitter finish.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz served in a Great Divide pint glass
A - Pours a hazy dark copper with 3 fingers of sudsy off white head. Very good retention with lots of 3D lacing left behind.
S - Bready biscuits, caramel malts, pine hops, light citrus,
T - Earthy caramel malt with edges of woody tannins, some herbal hops and whispers of citrus. Has an almost pecan like bitterness.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation.
This seemed like a tired IPA. Lackluster and very forgettable.
Serving type: bottle
DuffMan (9645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy medium orange amber with a generous and lasting frothy white head. Aroma is surprisingly muted for an IPA, none of the expected aggressive hoppy aromatics, mostly just sweet caramel with light florals. English toffee flavoured malts dominate here, with light floral hop notes and a slightly herbal bitter finish. A low-key IPA, but with a nice malt profile that I enjoyed anyway. I can see why hopheads may lament.
Imaena (2280) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Sub par IPA - lacks the hop wallop i expected and is a bit thin in the middle.
thegreenrooster (4096) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a cloudy amber with a large white head. Aroma is a pleasent hop and not much else. Flavor is way more malty with an ever so slight hop but finishes with a wierd sourness. This was more of an English style IPA but I’m thinking the brewer was not going for that. Kinda like someone’s first attempt at homebrewing an IPA.