ClarkVV (5137) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, undated, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, though I know it showed up fairly recently on the shelves. Drunk 11/20/15.
Incredibly foamy, big, white, rocky head shows strong retention atop a bronze-colored body that is clear and very carbonated. Filtered, force carbonated, I still assume, yet the head and retention is pretty impressive.
About as straightforward and uninspired as you can get in both nose and flavor. It’s like they’ve rediscovered the cascade-hopped IPAs of the mid 2000s. That being said, there’s nothing at all wrong with it and it’s shockingly clean for Paper City. Caramel-laden flavor with stiff carbonation and tons of orange and grapefruit. On the sweeter side, but not obnoxiously so.
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells fruity, almost hints of apples. Nice dark golden color, a little cloudy. Not much hop flavor, but a bit of malt on the aftertaste.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint draft at Admiral TJ O'Brien's. Hazy orange pour with a nice white head. Lacing is good. Has a resiny aroma with good orange and grapefruit notes. Taste is sweet orange up front which fades into piney grapefruit and bitterness. A dry grapefruit finish with a bit if sweetness lingering. Pretty good.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from Yankee Beverage. possibly a very old bottle judging by date of last rating. chemical flavors, bad, drain pour
PhatB420 (817) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into a pint. Pours a mild orange, head is partial with foam then subsiding into a thin layer of tiny bubbles. an orange glow omits from the brew. Taste is more malty than hoppy, mouthfeel is medium, nothing too fancy here. the hop presence runs into the malt too much and brings forth a muddle colaboration of taste. Dank and skunky is the aroma with cloves, orange, and organic grass, soil, and dirt. 6.5 carries lightly so thats cool, but overall this is lacking a punch that an ipa should bring.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tart nose of grapefruit, nearly perfume like. One finger lasting head, clear copper color. Strong bitter citrus flavor of grapefruit and even limes. Prickly medium body that rules out sessions without being overly heavy. Citrus sensory assault here. The client’s brews are here, can Paper City send some distribution east of Worcester?
thornecb (5278) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with good retention craters and recedes leaving spider lacing. Resin and grapefruit aromas. Sharp resin and caramel upfront turning to grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.