hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour. Thanks Jcwatts. Copper color with a light white head. Aroma is slight piney and citrus. Flavor is the same that ends with not much.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Catskill Bills house. Nice juicy hops, piney and citrus. Aroma is pretty great, juicy hops and some fruity. Taste doesn’t linger and is crisp and clean and pretty balanced with some sweet malts.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler-pours a tan head that laces and mahogany/red color. Aroma is citrus/pine/resin hops, medium/dark malt-brown sugar. Taste is citrus/pine/resin/English metallic/herbal hops that are dry and bitter, medium/dark malt-brown sugar, roasty (may be over roasted). Kind of an ESA/very malty IPA (close to Williamsburg Ale Werks Ironbound I2PA)
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear (claimed to be unfiltered?) dark dull nut brown. Really dark for what it aims at being. Lacy off-white film. Original toasted maltiness has a plummy one to it. Also earthy and leafy in the nose, but the hops are as subtle as it gets. I’ve never encountered such amarillo that smell almost nothing. In mouth though, there’s a fair bitterness, but just approximate flavours to go along with it. very watery body. A bit citrusy, more plums and clashing bitterness. At the same time, higher alcohols peak up with their rubbery notions. Just nothing bright and very vague example. It,s a brewpub offering, yet it tastes like a 5yr old bottle.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of earth, some touches of citrus. Tastes resiny with lots of apply hints and some honey as the beer warms. Not as good as their other offerings.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A screwed up dusty plastic body with a bunch of hops. Hopeless.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear mahogany-copper body with a small beige head
In long: The grainy, dusty, dirty is reminiscent of a filled vacuum bag. Overall dry with plastic notes. A little dried cherries here and there. What to do with such a fucked-up body? Throw in a bunch of hops to try to cover it up. The hops adds some welcomed foresty notes but the damage is done. Medicinal notes in the finish. City Steam Agony IPA.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Herbal, wooden hoppiness builds into a lengthy leafy bitterness, but a plasticky excrescence mars enjoyment. Honeyed malts were working towards balancing out the hoppiness, but something was amiss.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-They’ve obviously changed the grain bill since our Ecstacy was of a deep copper, confounding for an IPA, really.
-The soft effervescence and lean body would have made a quaffable pint, but that rubbery character sure didn’t make me want to delve into it.
-Some sweet fruitiness leaks from the caramel maltiness.
-Citrusy hop fruitiness attempt to add complexity.
On tap at the brewpub.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Came in a nonick a hazy orange-yellow with a finger of sticky foam. Aroma is very citric, with lots of orange and a bit of grapefruit and pine. Flavor starts with some toasted malt and some malt sweetness. Followed by a sharp bitterness, and some sweet juicy hops. Oranges and tangerines overtake and suggestion of malt, and stays in the aftertaste. This is a characterful IPA, almost refreshing in nature.
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught 4/13/05 at the brewpub. Smells great, looks great, tastes. . . .a little bit off. The aroma had me expecting alot. This one is brewed with Newport, Ahtanum and Amarillo hops. It’s tough not to like amarillo hops and they are so lovely in the nose. Plenty of foresty smell, without all of the drying bitterness. Some bready malts, a bit of light caramel and oranges. Looks a deep copper-gold, lightly hazy with a small white head, quickly receding to bubbly cover. Flavor begins with dry citrus hops, moderately bitter with plenty of yellow grapefruit, limes and oranges. Light caramel malt quickly vanishes amidst water and the dreaded alcohol apparency is present here on the end. Don’t know what causes it, but a lot of unfiltered IPAs seem to have this. A definite whiff of ethanol. Not horribly off-putting, but mix it with the watery finish and a little soap and things start to look pretty bad. It starts out so well, must need more malt. Almost seems lightly oxidized.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden in color with a small white head. Aroma is of citrusd,grapefruit. Flavor is of earthy and citrus hops with a resiny charcater and dry finish. Very thin and not as assertively bitter as one would expect with an IPA.