mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a honey hue with a thick pillowy off white head that leaves nice lacin as it fades to about a half inch. Aroma is kind of subtle, the hops are there, and a bit of caramel/toffee malt notes are there too but they aren’t too strong, no maple. The hops come through in the taste, no so much in bitterness, just in flavor, some citrus and pine notes, sweetness from the maple and the malts, but the maples flavor isn’t distinguished. Good brew, but I think burton baton has this beat.
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden honey color with a huge white head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has nice floral hoppiness...earthy/spicy...with light caramel malt backing...very fresh aroma. Flavor follows suit...just a faint touch of maple sweetness but still good and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a well balanced leaning towards bitter finish. Fascinating...tastes/feels like cask out of the bottle...well done. Just about the best DFH beer ive had.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, metallic and not very hoppy. Some odd sweetness in there that ill blame on the maple syrup. I can see how commoners would like this.
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good IPA. Has a hazy golden cologne with a large pillowy head. The aroma has a nice sweetness to it with a bit a bitter hops. The flavor mimics the aroma with the sweetness up front and a bitter finish.
matt7215 (2167) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. muddy light orange with a lasting whit eehad. muted nose, minimal hop. solid ipa flavour with maple on the finish. decent but not special.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends. 2012 edition. Huge foamy off-white head. Sort of hazy amber color. Some lace. Lighter carbonation, smooth, very dry texture. An IPA with a maple syrup note. Better than 60 minute (which I think is just OK), but a lot different than 90m, which is usually pretty malty-sweet in my experience. This is a unique brew from either one of those two, and it’s not bad at all. Nice light sweet taste, lighter bitter. Interesting, unique and decent, pretty good brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/23/12 bottle at azwine.
Hazy,orange gold with a big rocky ow head. crazy sticky lacing.
A earthy,slight pine, bs,earhty hops,mild citrus,some spice,vanilla.
Maple is very noticed in the at. Woody,earthy,savory. Crisp spicy finish. Quite nice. Quaffable. pleasant bitterness
Impressive how much the maple comes through
mansquito (3349) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chevy Chase, DC 750ml ($11): Pours an orange colour with a perfect looking head. Aroma is all fruity-like: pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is a wee bit on the sweet side. Hops are not overwhelming, but are flavourful and varied in character. This has a good malt character as well. I am not sure if I can go so far as to say that there is some roasted malts going up in here, but I can say with certitude that they are wicked dope. Mouthfeel is very much on the mellow side. This is ultimately an excellent, and moreover a rather subtly executed, IPA.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of wood, musty hops, lightly floral, earthy. Taste is of spicy hops, light dust and earth with maple in the finish.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, golden colored, somewhat billowing white head. The smell is hops, earthy, spiciness from the hops, sweet, and grassy. The taste is some bitterness, hops, sweet, maple syrup, grass, and good.