roxtersoxter (320) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy aroma with very hoppy taste. Very smooth flavor. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This outgoing India Pale Ale’s floral and orangey hop bouquet bursts from suave caramel maltiness until a sustained earthy, green hop bitterness tries to steal the show.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy amber.
-The overall result is quenching even though it’s not that easygoing for the uninitiated.
-The lean caramel sweetness develops peachy fruitiness as well (aided by the hops, I guess?)
-The hoppiness is quite complex and not typical of American or English IPAs. It has as many herbal and wooden qualities as it is fruity, flowery and earthy. Intriguing!
On tap at the brewpub.