GatheringBrews (45) - Derby, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Poured into a pint glass with about half inch off white head that dissipates in short order but laces nicely. Aroma is very faint, mostly of light caramel and a hint of hops. Taste is a little sweet, not particularly bitter. Definitely more English in style, as far a IPAs go. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Can, pours caramel with white head. Nose of caramel malt, touch burnt, some sweet citrus and pine but very mild. Flavors are sweet caramelly, malty brew here, some bitterness there for balance but not much in the hop flavor dept. Not an ipa, more like an esb and not that bad if it said that on the can. Atom (2453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2010
12oz can pours clear amber with small khaki head. Aroma is sugary caramel, floral, slight citrus, and pine. Taste is a malty sweetness with fruits into bitterness and alcohol. A little too sweet for me, bitter alcohol finish doesn’t really do it for me here either. The malt and alcohol seem to cover up other flavors. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2010
12oz Can – Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, COdalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Light golden in color and clear. Light aroma and a very mild taste. This was a decent lawnmower beer.
Can. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Aroma is bitter and light, of pine hops, malt, grass. Bitter, grassy taste, of hops, earth, malt, yeast. Lingering sharp bitterness. Ok.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
can. Pours deep auburn color with minimal grey head, soon is only swirls. Not much on the nose, soft sweet, resiny, piny hops and some malt detectable though. Flavor is pretty much balanced for an ipa, pretty malty and the hops take on a sweet, resin, pine sap character. Malts are caramel and hay. I think I can taste the snowmelt aspect of the water, which I don’t know is the best decision. However really this IPA is not bad. It is not a mega hopped american version but more traditional, and in some ways thats a breath of fresh air these days. onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Poured a dark, clear yellow-amber, with enticing aromas of roast malt (?) and grassy or floral hops. Intriguing to smell that much malt presence in a standard IPA. Sweet mostly, but with a solid hop profile vying for attention. Taste was particularly British. Even handed, and very un-American in terms of hoppiness (not a bad thing, just not as hopped as certain California IPAs). Lots of malt character upfront on the palate, followed closely by a floral and grassy hop bitterness that rounded things off nicely, remaining not-too-bitter, and smooth enough to hide the moderate alcohol content. Not too complex, but tasty enough to not deserve the harsh ratings it has received thus far. sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
From a can. Not gonna get to much into this one. Lotsa ice tea flavors and aromas. Dominating and nasty. Worse than the first time i had it. Drain pour. Blame goes out to my friend Zubru for the chance at this one. Straight from Colorado! Sorry bro, sucks! Thanks anywayz! WHO WAAHH! Waste of a perfectly good can! beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Sampled on 9/20/2010. This India Pale Ale pours a medium dark amber color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, bready and fruity. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are bready, fruity and caramel. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent carbonation. The malt and hop profile is much more an English Bitter than an IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Can shared by Dogbrick. Clear red/copper pour with a thin beige head. Malty nose with caramel notes and some earthy hops. Caramel malt on the tongue first, then a bitter earthy hop finish. A lot more like an English pale or even ESB than an IPA.