yespr (29419) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark orange with a small and bubbly white head. Aroma is slight pinewood and grapefruity hoppy. Mild peachy and slight citrusy hoppy. Bitter and dry citrusy finish. Crisp and bitter.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Cloudy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some spicy, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, some orange, light spiciness. Light-medium body, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@VT Beerfest–on tap-pours a foamy white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-bitter grapefruit/lemon zest. Dry. OK effervescence. Occasional.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red copper ale with a light white head. Light hoppy aroma fresh and resinous. Good malt base with light hops in mouth, crisp, lght piney notes. Lighter bodied but pleasant IPA. Dec. 2004.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber hazy beer. This head with a sticky white lacing. Very, very hoppy aroma. Pine and light citrusy grapefruit resinousness. Bright and fresh and bracing, like sucking on pine cones and grapefruit peels. There is also a little touch of orange peel as well. Very lean pale maltiness that just stands aside and lets the hops work their magic. This is like a little taste of the Northwest here in the Northeast.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Five hops and six malts undisclosed. Big head, nice bitter. 85 IBU. A choice of a session ale. Bitterness offset by malt in a nice smooth balance. Better than average IPA and finishes crisp and clean
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 The Lure:
Multifarious hoppiness emulates grapefruit, pine trees and lemons. Supporting malt is perceived, but without any distinctive signature. John Kimmich is the king of dry hopping on the east coast.
Tiny bubbles appear within the citrusy and peppery hops. Their rising bitterness reaches grass and resins, lingering beautifully, Soft biscuity and bready malts participate, as well. This recipe seems quite similar to Two Hearted Ale’s, so why isn’t this lauded as one of the country’s great IPAs? The perfume is as beautiful, the hop flavor is perfectly integrated to the cereals, the mouthfeel is suave, there are two alcohol points less, so more drinkability, and perhaps a tad more bitterness. This is brimming with quality and vivacity.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub on 9/18/07: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a nicely-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of big fresh grapefruity hops and lightly sweet pale malt. Body starts fairly full with some biting carbonation and a big bittering hoppy flavor toward a drier lingering bitter finish. Could use a little more sweet caramely flavor.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours orange, hazed with a medium sized white head. Awesome aromas, super clean citrus hops, big sticky pine. Great hop flavors. Juicy and earthy. Long quinine and grapefruit on the finish. Great stuff.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Alchemist. Smells of citrus and peppery hops with some pilsner malt in the background. Tastes hoppy with a nice malty palate.