rocbyter (1830) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet resin hop aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Moderate sweet beginning with a strong bitter finish.
sherm1016 (992) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the City Steam Brewery Cafe. Pours a clear, amber color with an off white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready malt, bitter citrus hops, a little pine, with a clean bitter finish. Iím guessing Centennial. A well balance IPA.
mrohia (109) - - MAY 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
City Steam in Hartford. Not a strong aroma. Very clear. Good lacing. Not as hoppy as advertised. Kind of a session IPA.
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AirForceHops (2357) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pint glass. Small, thin white head. Nose of citrus hops. Flavor is a standard,classic IPA. Grapefruit, malty backbone with a slight resin in the back end of the sip. Not complex in any format but.... still enjoyable. Tad above average. Balanced just right.
Waterbury (37) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of citrus with heavy pine hop. Light body and small head. Dark golden color. Medium carbonation and a smooth but bitter finish.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/copper color. White lacing on the glass. Good carbonation. Floral, hoppy aroma. Medium body with a thick, bitter flavor. Slightly warming on the palate.
BiddleBrau (828) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with long lasting off-white head. Faint pine and malt nose. Toastty caramel with pine flavor. Hop flavor lingers. Fuller palate. This was a really nice looking beer and was very nice overall.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild Hops, earthy flavor. Very smooth and flavorful. The body was somewhat citrusized. Did I detect Rottermyer Hops?
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at City Steam on 3/21/2007
Moderately hazy, golden body has strong amber-auburn highlights and a small, quickly receding white head that leaves behind no lacing.
Strong hoppiness in the nose is wet and juicy, but seems to have to work a bit too hard at freeing itself from the malt behind it. Sweet caramel malts add a strong sugariness that really lessens the impact of the hops and creates too much interplay, leading to a candied orange-like nose. Some lemon-grapefruit notes break free on the finish, and begin to dry things out, while a distinct amarillo catty/hay/grassiness lingers on (actually seemed pleasant here). I appreciate that there was a solid malt backbone, and I think, within reason, too much is better than too little (creating what essentially smells/tastes like hop juice/tea), but for perfectionís sake, it needs less malt sweetness. No alcohol noted, nor any flaws.
Sweet maltiness in the flavor is immediately balanced by a strong showing of bitterness, though not going overboard, and certainly not too acidic. This wonderful hop seems to always impress me with its ability to create tons of aroma and flavor without all the obnoxious acidity. But as in the aroma, a bit too much pale/caramel sweetness wears on the palate, disturbing the light orange-lime-mango notes that are otherwise so delightful in this hop. Seems to be too much yeast and/or sediment still left in the beer, as well, as evidenced by the haziness, but also the lack of head retention and most importantly, a somewhat slippery/slick mouthfeel. Unfiltered dosent have to mean hazy, still think this stuff would be better bright. Enjoyable drinking, though, with no flaws or alcohol in the flavor. Low carbonation.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a thin white film. Smells of citrus and biscuitty malt with some doughy yeast. Tastes of sweet malt, some citrussy air freshener like qualities and a bitter peppery finish.