AirForceHops (1852) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Nose is grapefruit. Taste is hops, followed by hops. Huge hops all the way around. Hop Heads will love this. Big IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Aroma is super hoppy with hop oils, citrus, grassy hops, and tropical fruits. Flavor of caramel malt and again, tons of hops (citrus and bitter). Very tasty and plenty hoppy for a pale ale (well that’s what it’s advertised as at the brewery).
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a near clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma was full of grass, pine and a bit of resin with a nice sweet grain backbone. Flavor started with pine and grass with a growing note of resin that was balanced nicely by a grain backbone.
Glouglouburp (5568) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very intense, very aromatic, very bitter, fruity and grassy blonde IPA. Wow!
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: The strong mega-hoppy nose shows a lot of tropical fruits, lemongrass, grapefruits, front lawn grass. An pleasant but unusual aroma for Simcoe/Chinook based IPA. The beer is well malted but the bready honyed malts provide only a solid body are totally dominated by the intense hopping. VERY intense hopping. Grapefruits, tropical fruits, hops resin, grass juice. Sensation of biting on a green hop pellet. Sticky long-lasting bitterness. This is a very tasty beer, very bitter, very sharp. Almost too tasty to be sessionnable. Yet another kick-ass hoppy beer from The Alchemist. A strange beer name but there’s a story behind it. The brewer was talking to one of his friend about their friend Al (a real jerk) and his slutty wife. He told his friend “Fuck Al, Bang her!” just as Al walked in… “Oh no, nothing, just talking about my new beer.” True story.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin white head. A superb aroma of pinhey floral hops, spruce, citrus, menthol and alcohol, all smooth and enticing. In mouth, sprucey hops, malts, citrus and vermouth. Quire nice, rich and balanced IPA. On tap at VT Brewers Fest, July 17 2010.
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Vermont brewers festival.
Appearance : Light yellow
Aroma : Nice citrusy grapefruits with notes of passion fruits. Very nice nose.
Taste : Nicely hoppy with notes of grapefruits and mangos. Leafy and very fresh.
Overall : Wow very intense nose. Very refreshing and quite well balanced.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de pins. Apparence: La couleur est blonde boilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Fort goût d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3125)
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet citrus hop aroma. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Bitter beginning that gets stronger as time goes on.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2010 Vermont Brewers Fest. Poured amber/orange w/a white head. Strong pine resin aroma with taste following suit. This ones all about the hop. No malt balance here. Substantial palate.
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vermont Brewfest 2010. Amber pour, decent sized frothy white head. Aroma holds tons of earth, dry citrus hop, and lots of spruce and pine presence. Flavor is straight-forward-- tons of hops, and well done, but not balanced. If you don’t like IPAs, this is not a good starter beer. I like it, but not super complex. Does what it’s trying to do quite well though.