Nickls (1704) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - growler)
Poured with a nice finger length of slightly off-white head. Decent lacing, but not great. Orangey-copper color, and pretty clear. Citrusy hop bitterness, and biscuity maltiness with some yeasty aromas as well. Good hop bitterness, but more in the English tradition rather than the more hopped up American styles. Really nice maltiness, and had some earthy tones. Slightly creamy MF, and a touch of delicate carbonation. Nearing a bit slick...Really drinkable, this was definitely more like a traditional English IPA, and not overly aggressive in the hop profile. Bearing that in mind, I thought this was way more than a solid brew. Good intro for beginners to the style.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark toned copper producing an off beige two finger thick head that was pretty bubbly and slightly lumpy. the body is a clear light coppery amber with a few bubbles rising and produced some very thick lacing. the aromas are piney and citrusy with a really nice aromatic hop presence. pine sol is also present with a slight touch of apple also. it is light to medium bodied and really balanced with a really sutel hoppy flavor that was very enjoyable. it almost has an apple cidery taste that is really light, its not that bitter but nicely balanced with sweet light malts. it finishes a little watery and the aftertaste is really light and plesent.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Market Street Wineshop, Uptown, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear strawberry orange color. The head is thin, but sticks around. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel and nutty malt notes. Taste is leafy bitter hops, citrus and caramel. Thin-medium bodied and just a faint bit watery.
yankeefan21488 (1) - USA - DEC 20, 2009 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The famous Dougie FRESH growler, contact the GROWLER MAN via Woodbury Canals NJ
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade. Eh, nothing special. Pours a light amber with a medium head. Nose of mild, floral hops. Flavor was kind of earthy, skunky, grassy, with only faint hints of hops on the end. Light carbonation and medium to light in body. A little anticlimactic, if you ask me.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of resin, some sweet malty hints, Tastes astringently bitter with some sweet citrussy elements.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 On draught at The Ginger Man with Pwn3d (NYC): Itís okay. Tastes good. Tastes of a hint of pepper and coriander, banana, grapefruit peel. Ehh. Not
memorable. Nothing really special. #087 on 09082009, DG.
eje (9) - , New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gingerman. Light amber is dead on. Not particularly hoppy, some of the bitterness expected of the IPA. The Sly Fox poured next to it certainly won that round.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Barcade. Dark amber pour. Well this ipa was awful. Flavor and aroma both. Ryan didnít like it either. So not just me.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Barcade. Dam this was bad, i remember having it out of a growler was better but here goes. Amber with an white head. Earthy floral herbal body with a very bitter hop resinous finish. EH the bitter finish was a bit to much for me, passed the pint but victor said no as well, canít blame him either.