NittanyBeerFan (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at TJ’s in Paoli in an IPA flight. Easily the disappointment of the group. The summit hops contribute onion and garlic notes that, with the bitterness, drown out any of the citrus notes that the other hops would have provided. The color and lacing are both impressive. The brownish-amber body comes topped with some creamy head that laces well. Unfortunately, the rest of this beer didn’t measure up.
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Got this guy by accident in a six pack of Sankaty Light Lager. Pours a medium tan brown with an initially fat, fluffy off-white head, which recedes quickly. Aroma of crackers, malty, biscuity notes, some soft lavender and honey, and some slight vanilla in the back. Flavors are very mild; musty, earthy tones mingle with a flash of vibrant citrus and finishes with a smoothly bitter, hoppy finish. Very good. A pleasant surprise for sure.
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a thick, lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy/spicy hops, some light fruit, and caramel and nutty malts. The hops are strong in this IPA, but the hops provide a perfect balance. Average texture. A really good IPA.
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick and earthy IPA. Ddep orange with a huge head and lots of lace. Pungent pine and cut grass in the nose. Full bodied with medium carbonation. I tend to like my IPA more on the drinkable side but this is complex and satisfying.
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice color with a medium sized head. Aroma is hoppy with some earthy notes. taste is a little thin with hops. Not as much hop flavor as I hoped for. Still a solid IPA.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light brown with tons of sediment, kind of off-putting. Taste is a light citrus hit, Hoppy without being overly bitter. Good beer from a brewery I never heard of.
Svesse (6042) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel and hints of pine needles. Hoppy, fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, crystal malt, pine needles and a dry finish with a generous piney/citric bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Nice and tasty.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dissappointed in this beer, honey colored fair head and some lacing, but while balanced a bit thin and an earthy taste.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA that balances between the traditional and the newer American IPAs on steroids. Granted those juiced up ones are some of my favorites but this is a welcome change of pace for me. Everything about the beer is pleasant from the unfiltered copper body to the flowery hop aroma and mouth feel. This is a solid IPA that owns up to its Nantucket roots.
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy light tea color with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is subdued - some sweet (almost nutty) caramel malt with a little melon and some grassy hops.
The flavor is off to me - a little sweet caramel malt and a lot of metallic hops that leave a tarry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of watery.
Overall, it’s got a good amount of bitterness, but the flavors taste very off to me.