Trip99 (2) - Tannersville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Spoke with the brewers. OG is 1048. Centennials four times during the brew. Cascade Dry hopped in the conditioning tanks. Unfiltered, and a favorite of the those who like IPA that are highly hopped not over hopped.
thehinge (262) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An orange pour with an ample head. Laces very nicely. Aroma is bready and fruity. Has a malty, citrusy front end with a hoppy finish. This is a fine example of the style.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice and bitter, a great beer and one of my favorites
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks dark like a nut-brown ale.Smells like a hoppy nut-brown ale. Tastes...nothing like a nut-brown ale. It's actually "super" hoppy - come to think of it, I'll bet that's how they came up with the name! Perfect for hop-heads (which I'm quickly becoming).
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 I like this sort of single-hop ale. Quite solidly bitter, with subdued floral/herbal notes. The malt isn't too obtrusive, but it's got a nice body. Deep gold, with a very scanty head. Note added 12/2/03: you can get this cask-conditioned at the brewery. It's wonderful, smooth and resinous/floral. Two extra overall points for this!
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a fluffy light tan head. APA aroma of pure centennial hops. Hoppy bitter taste. Pretty one dimensional
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at pub. I am not a hop head. that said, I loved this. I do not know what hops were used, but I enjoyed it. The brewer said 50-55 IBU’s, but I did not feel like I got hit in the nose with this. Fruity, some malt, excellent balance. Try this. The brewer said the botle is wrong, it should be stated " centennial"
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a conversation with Trip Ruvane (president at Barley Creek) I was informed that Rescue IPA is the same beer that used to be bottled as ’SuperHop’ but they found the name was not quite appropriate. I believe the decision to change the name maybe due to the evolution of what is ’actually’ considered "SUPER" hoppy in the market place.
Appearance: Served an orange copper color with magnificent heavy lacing.
Smell: WOW! Great cascade hop aroma. This beer, they tell me is dry hopped with cascade hops and boy can you tell that is the truth. Wonderfully bold bitter nose. There is a sweet malt undertone in there somewhere but the floral hop is so big it’s hard to detect. I love it. Bring on the salivating; mmm.
Taste: The taste is not as bitter as the nose would have suggested. Don’t get me wrong it is quite bitter but not cloyingly so. The nose would have implied maybe a DIPA but the taste is more a straightforward easy drinking yet bold IPA. It is not entirely balanced as the bitter hop oils certainly out-ways the sweet burnt caramel taste, but it works well.
Mouthfeel: It was creamy and smooth despite being a bit thin. The flavor kept your taste buds to busy to notice if there was any breakdown in the body. It had a wonderful bitter drying effect on your palate.
Drinkability: I want a case; no wait, make that a keg or 2 of this beer! ’nough said! ---EDIT---This beer is almost as good in the bottle as it was on tap. (see below -- -->) The nose did not seem to be quite as large with the super huge cascade hop kick, in the bottle as it was on tap. The taste however carried over very well. It has a big grapefruit flavor with an orange rind aftertaste. And a nice light toasted malt sweetness through the body. This beer is different in the bottle but still very good, and I would recommend that if you are at barley creek drink the brown on tap but if you are going to take home bottles, this one bottles more successfully IMHO. ---
Hope this is helpful.
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark copper w/ french vanilla head which lingers
a pretty good hit of centenial hops and decently balanced
I enjoyed it on tap and from bottle.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great hoppy ale - crisp with an intense hop finish. A little different than a regular IPA but not quite an American Pale ale either.