hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bubes Brew Pub. Poured a medium and clear orange color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, earthy, and toasted malts. Tastes of citrus, earthy, fresh hoppiness, and light caramel.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with an average bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of sweet orange, honey, caramel and pine. Lots of hop flavor, pine, citrus, yeast and caramel. Also some earthy notes.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Bube’s (labeled as 7.9%). Pours a mildly hazy orange color; off-white head with decent fine-bubbled lacing. Not an enormous bitter hop presence in the aroma: kind of resiny and very oily; very herbal and almost vegetal. Medium-to-full, delicate mouthfeel: soft carbonation; resiny, oily hop character (again, lacking much overt bitterness) with decent amounts of sugar and biscuity malts at the core; heightened carbonation would help. Chewy, candy sugar and citrus in the finish; some dry bitterness showing at the end.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours bright honey brass color with fading white head and good lacing. The nose is mandarin orange, some toast, and a bit of resiny hemp. The flavor is orange and some rose honey with disembodied grapefruit bitterness. A little off balance, but not bad.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Now simply labeled "Tri-Hop IPA" I’m sure it is the same beer though. Arrived at the table a hazy gold color with couple bubbles of head just hanging out on the one side of the glass. Smelled sweet and syrupy, musty, with hints of pine and citrus. Taste was very similar but the pine was slightly more up front in the profile. Low-medium bitterness and low carbonation. Sorry Bube’s but this was not a very good IPA.