Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am aware that when having a tasting, one should start with lighter bodied beers first and move on to IPA, stouts, etc later in theevening. But the label on this one was so cool (different than the one pictured - mine had a cool cartoon hop flower wearing a superhero costume. Pretty cool) I had to try it first. It poured reddish copper, with a thin tan head. Fruity, nutty aroma. Nice piney, earthy hop flavor, with a unique hint of almond at the end. Sticky, resiny aftertaste. Notes of grapefruit and caramel emerge as it warms. Thanx to Lou18 for the trade!
kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is citrusy hops with a fairly hefty caramel malt base. The flavor is a little too sweet for my tastes, either that or they just didnít hop this enough. Thereís some lightly bitter citrusy hops, that do linger a bit on the finish, but they donít exactly make an impression. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, a little cling to the finish. Somewhere between middle of the road and below average on this one.
jsmerig (1031) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found a bottle in a box during a move. Circa 2004-2005. Pours a rich brown with thick tan head. Darker than expected. Aroma is very little hop but much malt. Most likely due to the short shelf life of hop aroma and flavor in beer. Taste is almost of a barley wine, but a weak one. Itís really not fair to rate this beer on a six year old bottle. So Iíll give it my average rating.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a small head. Nose has notes of pine sol which are less pronounced on the tongue. The taste lingers longer than I thought it would. Not bad by most standards but itís a bit of a dissapointment that this is the best thing Iíve had here.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 On draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear coppery amber with a small
off white head. Aroma of buttery notes, citrus and pine. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork-pours a big foamy tight tan head (Explosive)- hazy amber color. Aroma is herbal/resin hops after a blast of band aid/iodine. Taste mostly band aid, some medium malt. Infected drain pour.
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2006 Total Score: 3.7
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces with copper/orange color. Aroma is hops. Taste is good crisp hops, citrus, a little bite. Better before food.
roder60 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the brewery and was the best out of the 5 barley creeks I tried, though that isnít saying much. Poured a cleaer brown amber color with medium layer of offwhite head. Aroma is woodsy hop presence and some caramel. Flavor is a tad watery. Caramel malt base with decently strong dry pine finish.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cider tones. Very hoppy as the name suggests. Almost like a bath of hops hits your mouth. Overdone, in my opinion. Possible, it aged too much. Rated 4/10/10
mendhammtb (1) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is a decent IPA, but would not seek it out anywhere other than the brewpub. It has a slightly bitter finish, but like most of the beer I tried there (porter, brown ale), they are fairly flat in flavor.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If I needed to be rescued by an IPA, this isnít the one I would look for in the evening sky. The nose is decieving. Fresh hops and pine right away. But everything after that is average. Clear copper colour. Mild hops on the palate. finishes fresh."
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin tan head. Smells of citrus, some spicy hints. Tastes bitter and citrussy with some sweet malty hints. Not enough hops for an IPA.