Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Pours clear, rich gold with a tight, foamy white head. Lots of juicy citrus and pine in the nose, ripe orange, some bready malts. Medium to hefty sweet flavor with spicy pine, toasty pale malts, ripe orange and grapefruit, pepper, melon, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warm and resinous finish with Plenty of piney bitterness, some sticky grass, orange, spicy pepper, mango. Strong but good.
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste from a 750ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color. Good thin white head. Decent splotches of lace. Was skeptical at first as to how this would hold up, being a "2013 reserve" IPA... But the first sniff is reassuring. Tons of good Nelson Sauvin aromas in the nose. Tons of good floral, tropical fruit, citrus aromas. Light spicy hop. Fantastic, complex hop aroma to this. Light caramel malt. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of creamy carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great single hop IPA! Not as assertive and bitter as a lot of American IPAs, very different... But has an awesome, complex aroma to it and a very nice long finish. I bet this stuff is ridiculously good on tap fresh at the source... As I continue with it, though, the sweetness a bit more prominent. Still love that big aroma, though.
Howlader (416) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent IPA. On draught in New York City somewhere. February 2013 trip with parents.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Warren Store in Warren VT. Corked & caged. blonde orange pour, lots of floaties. higher carbonation. Good flavor, tropical hops, passion fruit. Decent
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blind Tiger on 02/13/2013 with Andy and James. Earthy IPA; smooth caramel malt character. I enjoyed, but unfortunately wasn’t taking great notes on this occassion.
bookman10 (584) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rather hazy, light gold, with big, foamy head. Citrus aroma. Flavor has a strong citrusy note (very grapefruitlike), with lots of pine-hop bitterness to boot. Very resiny and bitter finish (almost too bitter for my tastes). Not a bad IPA.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid dull gold with white head. Nose is piney hops,, big ruby red grapefruit. Tastes somewhat dry, with a big grapefruit and black pepper flavor, and some finishing resiny and floral notes. This one is rock solid.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at the Pony - hazy, cloudy light amber pour - I may have gotten the bottom of the cask. Tons of fruit in the nose - peaches and apples, and cirtus fruits. Finishes piney with plenty of hop resins.
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at a mobbed barcade with Pat, Sean. Pours hazy golden yellow color with small to medium head. Aromas and taste of tangy hops, lemon bitters, dry fruits, and lots of creamy pineapple. Body was light to medium, dry hoppy finish. Very good.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at George Keely’s NYC. Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Hughe aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is citrus: grapefruit and orange. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet with some pine notes. Lovely balance and finish.
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pony Bar, NY Hell’s Kitchen tap ($6): Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pineapple. Taste is bitter and extemely fruity. Hop presence is pretty great. Body is nice and not too light. Good-o.