swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at CBC, more of a malt forward East Coast IPA. cooper orange pour, caramel maltiness upfront. medium bitterness. Fruity floral notes. Decent IPA
knickskicks (633) - - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copper, light tan head with some lacing. Nose is citrus, biscuits, caramel. Taste is citrus fruits, biscuits, burnt caramel and hops in the finish. Lasting bitterness. Great malt character.
AirForceHops (2717) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brew pub. 5 oz taster. Hazy amber is color, thin ring of head. Aromas of grapefruit and lots of floral notes. Taste is citrus infused. Peach, grapefruit along with pine and slightly resinous notes. Bitterness lingers for a long duration. Hops are Earthy and green. This is flavorful and balanced well with the right level of malt. Damn tasty!
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Julios. Pours out a medium slightly cloudy color. Medium off white head. Peppery-malt aromas and flavor. Good body for a winter drinker, but not overly heavy or sweet. complex malts. Very good.+
HighWine (942) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewery. This taster came out with a dark golden, light amber pour with the THICKEST head I have ever seen in a taster glass and quite possibly ANY beer glass. It literally flowed over the edge like the crust on a pot pie our a soufflé, rising about an inch over the glass and even draping over the side like a beret without dripping down. Unbelievable. 5. The lacing is like the spray on bed liner in a pick up truck. Rediculous. Aroma of sweat socks 4. Taste is very hoppy but propped up by a sturdy malt backbone. The familiar coffee roast flavor of CBCs beers is present here, too. Almost reminds me of Mikkeller Coffee IPA. 9. Chewey in the mouth. 4. Delightful. 17.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brew pub. Amberish color with a nice head. Piney in the aroma. Smooth for the abv. Light hops in the taste.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Tap at Cambridge.
Hazy pale brown with a thin off white head. Excellent spicy hops with a slight citric twang. Delicate bitterness. Drinks below its strength. Good length. Good beer.
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source.
Pours a slightly hazy golden to amber color with a decent off white head that displays moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells of citrus, lots of grapefruit and juicy floral hops. Bready toasty malt provides enough of a backbone to keep this in check. Taste is slightly harsh in bitterness with a bunch of pine and citrus. Malts sweep in bready caramel and toasty to balance this out a little. Medium body and carbonation level with a slick resinous mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one its a nice flavorful IPA.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice amber color with a good head and nice lacing. The nose brings some sharp citrus hops as well as some floral notes, which then lead into a moderate malty sweetness. Taste is not quite as powerful and the hops lose a bit of their edge. At the same time, the feel is pretty bitter and balances the sweetness well. Drinks quite well and is certainly a strong ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-03-2010
Roonai (245) - - MAR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC during EBF. Poured a medium depth orangey brow. Smelled of sweet grains and hops, pure. Taste was a smooth malt with the presence of hops without causing a bitter palate. Hard to describe because it has the flavors you would expect, but was done well.