DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at mad mex north hills. Pours orange with a big white head. Not much on the nose. Slight hop note on the nose. Slight hop bitterness on the finish. I was pretty bored by this one.
jmikolich (1112) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
FH IPA Fest 2012, Malt bomb, no real hops here, just malty bread flavors, perhaps its old or something but why bring this to a beer fest?
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sharp citrus, grassy hops, a touch of pine, and spicy hops. Flavor of malt up front with spicy and garlicky hops in the finish as well as a touch of citrus and some perfumy hops. Great hoppy harvest ale! A nice blend of malt and spicy hops and it’s great fresh out of the tap!
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft taster from the East End tasting bar in the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District. This one was marked "Big Hop Harvest." Pours a somewhat cloudy orange with a small off-white ring for a head. Notes of grassy, leafy, earthy hops, caramel and pale malts, and wet hay. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wet, earthy mouthfeel. Hits the note it tries to hit, a wet hop harvest ale, right on the nose.
tympanic (131) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Goodness gracious! I was definitely not expecting this. In fact, I haven’t tasted anything like it. What a unique wholesome, bready, satisfying beverage. I’m going to get a growler tonight.
ttutony (570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper color with minimal head. Nice citrus and earthy hop aroma. Well balanced, pleasant hop character. An excellent IPA.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-red, off white cover. Aroma is grassy, herbal wet hops, some caramel. Taste is grassy, herbal, light hay, candy, toffee. Good.
DavoleBomb (1389) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Growler poured a mere hour ago at the brewery.
4.0 A: Hazy brownish-orange copper color. One finger of creamy white head with average retention and modest lacing.
4.5 S: Wow. What an elegant mix of grassy and herbal hops with a touch of citrus. One of the best smelling IPAs I’ve ever had, which is saying something. Malts add a noticeable sweetness from crystal malts. If it were a bit stronger, this would have been an easy 5.
4.0 T: First thought was: Is this an IPA? No, it isn’t, but it’s a damn tasty APA. Very fruity, but not so much citrusy. Rather it’s peach and apricot heavy, then orange. Formitable bitterness which works well with a touch of crystal sweetness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good creaminess and ultra smooth, but could use a touch more carbonation, especially since this is basically straight from the tap.
4.0 D: Very good beer all-around. Tasty and easy to put down. It probably wasn’t worth the price of $13 for the growler fill, but it satisfied my beer drinking needs and I don’t mind shelling out a couple extra bucks for the little guy.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 09-25-2009 22:29:02
agl108 (658) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured copper with bubbly white head. Flavor consisted of fruity citrus tones with a touch of grass and pine. Just a bit thin. Not a bad offering though.
gsmitty80 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on draft at Mad Mex and was pleasantly surprised. Very nice beer with good hopping that was not too bitter.