gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one bottled at the brewery in Milford, New York. Medium brown pour, light citrusy hoppy nose, lemongrass, great citrusy hoppiness and a bit of coffee, just excellent.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2- 12oz. on the menu at a C.I.A restaurant in Hyde Park, NY. I’m not sure why this got such low scores. It’s not exactly true to the ’West Coast’ IPA style I’m used to, but still quite decent. I good session beer. Pours a dark amber color with a small head that stayed with me through the entire glass. It has the initial IPA aroma, but the taste takes a full 180, and tastes more like a hoppier amber ale with little of the expected hoppiness, and more of a malty flavor.
blklab2007 (1775) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle poured an amber in color with a thin white head. aroma has sweet malt, dough, and light hops. mouth feel is thin with average carbonation. bitterness picks up in the flavor with good malt level, light sweetness, and a bit of citrus rind at the end of the sip. much more punch in the flavor than i would have thought.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours an almost hazed orange amber with a good sized white head. Toast and hops on the nose. Sweet malt on a thin body. Finishes with some grapefruit bitter, but nothing too complex.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Qbrick.
Fragrant aroma of spices and dried fruits, hops and grass. Very interesting. Lightish malt, big hops, a bit strange, but compelling.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired via a sweet trade bonus from grandet, thanks buddy. Pours brilliant clear pale copper with assertive tan head. The aroma hits with a quick one – two punch from maltiness and straight up citrus bitterness and acidity followed by more mild maltiness. Overall the nose comes across as being a little light for the style. The taste like the nose has both citrus hop bitterness with little in the way of late boil addition hop flavor coupled with smooth maltiness and a hint of nutty, roasty, faint butterscotch. Darn solid taste for an IPA.
beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled at NFB&WF ’08 at Martha Clara Vineyards. Pours a clear gold. Aroma of pine and not much else. Flavor is again mostly pine with a very weak malt backbone. Bitter, astringent finish, like sucking on the white pith of a grapefruit. Not very good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Aroma is sweet hoppiness some with some fruit. Flavor is strongly hoppy almost like copper. Not for me.
macks4386 (2) - East Amherst, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/15/2008 - 12 oz bottle, pint glass. Poured large white head with piney aromas. Could have a fuller body and darker color. Overall a decent but not great IPA.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/12/08 notes: bottle. Pours a light apricot color with a small white head. Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Aroma is of cascade hops, pine. Body is smooth, and there is a nice blend of hops that add complexity, balanced tastefully by malt flavors. I taste some orange fruitiness in the body as well. Definitely a quality brew, just nothing special. Flavors are a bit too mute, and I like hops to be a bit firmer in an IPA.