williamherbert (1168) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is a thick, pillowy head. Sits atop a hazy, glowing orange. Carbonation looks like bats escaping a cave. Looks like a goddamn BEER. A really nice flowery hop in the first sniff. Sweetish pine-hop. Some tangy pale malt, with a small hint of citrus fruit. The flowery estery hop is the signature flavor. The pale malt shows up fashionably late. The malt has hints of tobacco and raisin. The feel is creamy and chewy, moreso with the temperature rising. Thick and foamy. ITís a terrific, flowery IPA. Not overwhelming but really nice. A summery (!) IPA
davidm (1872) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dan Murphyís Melbourne CBD. Well balanced, and with a long mouthfeel. Aromas of caramel, herbs, and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled in Sycamore, Illinois. This is a very fine IPA, especially considering itís inexpensive. Dark, clear reddish brown pour with a nice floral nose, some citrus in the taste. Lots of complexity. Finished strong but clean. Iím impressed.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five+ finger white head that fades to a lumpy layer leaving a good lace. Nice crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Flavor is almost sweet piney hops. Slight hoppy finish. Hereís an IPA that doesnít blow you away with the hops. $1.08 for a 12oz bottle from Capitol Convenience Concord, NH.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of markwise. It pours pure deep copper with tan head. The aroma is a pleasing firm earthy hoppiness running into a bit of spicy and mild floral hops as well as sweet malts. The taste has spicy hops, nice yummy earthiness, a touch of roasted malts and then some spicy black licorice. I get mild floral hops and sweet malt notes around the edges. Nice earthy hop forward English style IPA.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hop aroma. A much better IPA than I was expecting from this brewery. Hops are pleasant up front but somewhat astringent in the finish. Overall a pretty decent representative of the style.
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Pours a dark amber with a white head. Has a strong hoppy aroma. Also has a strong hoppy taste. For me Indian Pale Ales have a very narrow tast difference range so it is very similar to a sweetwater or Dogfishhead IPA. I drank this out of a shaker.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-amber color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was moderately sweet and fruity with a touch of pine and resin. The flavor was sweet, fruity, piney and tangy with a sweet nut and caramel malt base and a smooth sweet and hoppy finish. Not very bitter. The hops are somewhat subdued. This is one very easy drinking, sweet and enjoyable if unassertive beer. Remarkable.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Buffalo Brew Fest. The rating is for a randallized version with amarillo hops. Also sampled randallized with simcoe but did not rate that version. Medium amber color, slight haze, off white head, fairly long lasting. Hoppy aroma, fresh, somewhat piney, surprisingly full malt prescence. Flavor is rich with hops without being overly bitter, still a nice balance with the caramelly malts. Medium bodied, fairly dry, finished with some light bitterness. Very good, immensely hoppy without being a palate killer.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. randallized with amarillo hops. brown-copper body with a frothy off-white head. pine hop aroma and some sweet caramel. sharp pine hoppy body with distant creamy malts. itís a very nice hoppiness that isnít over the top like you would expect from such a beast. finish lingers with the aforementioned pineyness. good stuff.