Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hanging with JoeT at the brewery on Aug 9, 2011 for my birthday. I was more focused on the company than the notes, but these’ll do until I get back there this summer and do it right. Listed as English IPA. Best so far. Nice clean hoppy sharpness. Smack finish. Clean and nice.
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. from sampler notes: earthy pine and pale malt aroma. sweet caramel malt taste with grassy pine bitter hops to balance out. ok - 6.6
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this right after the Jack London and honestly stylistically they were quite similar. Although it says traditional English style, I found it too sweet and moreover a bit unbalanced for the style and definitely not British. Much more like an American Amber. Dark amber-orange color. Malty backbone with some fruity hopiness. Still not really my cup of tea. Honestly saying this is the first BR beer I wouldn’t order again, though I am not saying it is a bad beer.
GRM (2936) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, at Blue Tusk, savoured on November 5 2010; eye: reddish, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head; nose: citrusy, caramel; mouth: citrusy, caramel, dusty, light acridness, nutty, nutty finale with presence of acridness, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter and sweet, lightly grainy texture; overall: ordinary
Verre, 16 onces, en fût, chez Blue Tusk, savourée le 5 novembre 2010
œil : rougeâtre, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : agrumes, caramel; bouche : agrumes, caramel, poussière, légère âcreté, noix, finale en noix avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère et sucrée, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : ordinaire
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CAH 4Q 10. Pours deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, pepper,. Tastes slightly sweet, with notes of caramel malt, hops, fruit, and brown sugar.
AlephNull3 (114) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golen hue with a big frothy light head. No real distinct aroma to speak of. Taste on the weak and light side. Not really execiting at all. Ok beer
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. pours a thick looking creamyamber orange with long lasting creamy white head. Aroma is somewhat vague & lacking. Pinch of british hops & malts. Real nice flvaor of Britsh malts & hops, BIG creamy mouthfeel. Active mouthfeel. Very good British Pale, way better than most of the British made ones
jmm635 (848) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color with a thick creamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus hops, fresh. Hops are apparent throughout but certainly take a back seat here. Good, but I prefer my IPAs to have a bit more punch.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a light IPA that goes down very smooth, definitely lighter than most IPAs. It has a very crisp finish with a light smoky flavor lingering for a while.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with an off-white head. The nose has a touch of orange marmalade and softly sweet crystal malt. A little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness as well as some light earthiness. The bitterness is quite restrained. Lighlty plummy and a little bit of orange marmalade but it’s mostly a mish-mash of sweetish malts and light hops. A lingering stickiness on the back of the palate – not cloying at all but it could be dryer.