A cloud of light rusty amber for color and body. Muted white capping of finger high foam sits briefly. Keeps a very bubbly collar and a few things and strings of lace emerge on the glass.
Aroma is dull and light for any IPA, really, not much on the nose here. More amber-esk with deep woody notes, leafy hops, and toasted malt. But very limited in any kind of nose strength.
Taste is perhaps a nudge better then what the nose offers, but not by much. It does have some complexity however that makes it decent. Just not as an IPA. Its mild, bready, toasty, nutty, tanged of dull orangified peels with a tint of cedar and floral woody spice.
Body is about medium with just a slight bite in both carbonation, dryness, and bitterness. Grazes some gritty texture, but offers a certain malty smoothness that's conditioned well with the flavors.
As IPA's goes this needs some help in my book and seems more like an amber/pale ale and no where near what I'd expect from both the style and the brewery.