argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Watery medium body. Pleasant, but seems more an APA.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a pale amber with little head (all of the beers at the brewpub were very lightly carbonated). Nutty and slightly hoppy. Of the beers I sampled at Beer Works, this was the most tinny in the aftertaste.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Beer Works, Boston, Ma. Quite buttery and sweet. Sweet hops in the nose and flavour. Piney, earthy characters. Slightly sticky.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a medium creamy white head. Aroma of citrusy hops with malt. Good flavor of floral and citrusy hops with malt and a bitter finish. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Fenway location - 7/21/2005
Pours a clear deep copper, a little darker than you would expect from the average IPA. Creamy and dense tan head. Smells of bitingly bitter floral hops.
The hops overwhelm the tongue. Yes, there is a bit a light malt sweetness in there but overall just very bitter from start to the long lingering finish. Herbal and floral hops assault the palate. No sweet citrusy grapefruit here. Good stuff if you like an IPA to bite back a bit. Fine drinker for me.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Fenway location -- nice IPA, a bit too sweet for my tastes, suprised to see it was 6.5%, as this beer tasted like it needed more alcohol. More pine than citrus.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a amber hue with a thin white head. piney aroma with some malt in the background. Really hoppy in flavor minimal malts.
muzzlehatch (4605) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Fenway Park location. Slightly oily medium amber, lasting head and thick lacing in the glass...dry-hoppy nose redolent of bitter herbs, dry grassy, faint dried fruits...very bitter initially in the mouth, hints of light apricots, fairly juicy and lightly malty...bit burnt tasting towards the end but this is much better than most samples Iíve had here.
Holdwine (1169) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Fenway. Decent IPA. A nice dark orange brown pour. Enough hops to make you notice without choking you. Good firsat beer of the day.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask - Hazy orangish body with a wonderful creamy white head. Nice grapefruity aroma and well blended hoppy taste. Soft carbonation.
Tap - Head was smaller and not as creamy. The body was the same color, but less hazy then on cask. Similar aroma to the cask conditioned. The taste and carbonation was more sharp. The hoppy taste was more immediate.
Overall I enjoyed the cask conditioned version better, but both tasted great.