jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in colour, thin off-white head. Strong hop aroma with a bit of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour, very potent, but turning sweet. Sweet aftertaste, a bit of malt and hardly any hop bitterness. Overall, a very nice IPA served by a cask at proper tmperature and consistency. The beer shows complexity and is fairly good...especially for a local! I had this pint served from a cask at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York sampled on 15-September-2003.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber/copper with a very slight head. Aroma is chocolately malt like a porter. Start is a chocolate malt like a porter, but hops out at the end big time. This is a complex beer, but I wasnt really expecting a porter/ipa mix. Had this at Shea's.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - Custom Brewcrafters - Honeoye Falls, NY] Dark amber color with a thin white head. Very nice hoppy and peppery aroma with some citrus hints. Initial flavor is very hoppy and spicy that quickly goes to a sweet flavor blended with some malt and finishes crisply with a finish thatís a lot lighter and less bitter than I thought it would be from the aroma.
Ron (2188) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at the Flour City Brew Fest. Smelled like hops. Taste like too many hops for me. Even though the name should have warned me away, I just had to try all the beers at the Fest.
jb (1942) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the Rohrbachís summer beer festival. Very clear yellow. Decent head. Real hoppy through and through, no aroma but for hop flowers. All other reviews they this was brown. But I have written that mine was clear and yellow.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Custom Brewcrafters. Brown in color with a soapy white head. Aroma was a spicy hop. The flavor was pretty much hops with a little bit of that spice (pepper sounds right) in there as well. At first I thought it was too hoppy but it really mellows out after a sip or two. Good seasonal stuff.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color with a cream colored head. Decent aroma, some spicy hops along with some earthy malts. Flavor is pretty well balanced with the malt and hops, not very hoppy though. Medium bodied, shorter finish. It was a decent beer, but for a beer whose name stresses hops, it doesnít deliver on that front.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber. Tight tan head. Mild, orange gumdrop aroma. Medium-full bodied. Big, bitter, earthy. Otherwise some malt & light smoke.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler/Tap 2004: Pours to a dark amber/brown color with not much head. Aroma: hops (surprise!), bitter, am I smelling some malt? Flavor: Initially very hoppy & bitter, more complex than their average beer, very full beer, has some sweetness in the end. This is my favorite beer they brew to date.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Pours medium brown with a medium sized tan head which leaves nice lacing. The aroma is sprucey and spicy hops, with some malt. Flavor is mainly pine and spruce, with a definite spicy quality to it. Nicely balanced with an almost nutty maltiness. Nice smooth, full mouth feel.