tympanic (156) - 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.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Hazy golden bronze body with small off-white head. Head fades quickly and no lacing or collar is left behind. Head retention is somewhat disappointing; but I love a cloudiness this thick in an IPA.
S- wow is this beer fresh! Lots of pine and citrus hop aromas with a solid caramel malt background.
T- Upfront is a big balance of citrus and pine hop flavor with a subtle caramel malt background and very little bitterness. The finish is all pine hop flavor. A big refreshing dose of piny cascade hops take over and make a nice clean-yet wet-finish. Nothing lingers on the palate.
P- Medium carbonation and smooth body. Not very oily. Goes down easy.
O- Its a shame this beer is a seasonal. The fresh hops make a world of difference here and it is delicious. Luckily, I live in the Pittsburgh area and can enjoy this one every time it comes around.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-02-2007 16:58:56
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft, hazy, medium-dark amber with thick white head. Excellent lacing throughout pour. Aroma of citrus, grassy and herbal hops. Taste of citrus, grassy pine and herbal hops. Medium body, balanced. Interesting "wet hops" taste to this brew. Excellent ipa, highlt recommend.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draft at the Map Room in Regent Square this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a large orange-beige head that lingered. The aroma was strong sweet fruity hops with a light peppery undertone. The flavor was strong sweet fruity hops, tangy malts and hints of caramel and nut. The finish was long, tangy, sweet and full of fruity hops. Not very bitter despite the impressive hop presence. Fairly full bodied. Very nice.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was definately my favorite from East End. UNfiltered and wet hopped, absolutely delicious.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by CMUBEERMAN. Red caramel, off white head, with floating chunks of hops. Aroma is candied: malt, caramel, and hops. Flavor is vegetable (perhaps due to the hops), hops, malt, and caramel. Quite unique.
ttutony (586) - 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.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Sharp Edge. I was scared and confused at first because the waitress said it is an "oktoberfest" beer. Luckily my doubts were correct. Hazy copper. Off-white head. Light sweet hop aroma with some stale grains. Flavor is orange with caramel, vanilla and/or orange sherbert, medium bright hops, some pez, very fruity, very well blended and balanced. Possibly cask conditioned?
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy golden/orange with a medium bubbly/creamy white head that laced. Aroma of fresh floral/citrusy hops, lightly grassy, cereal grains and bready. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, grassy, light caramel, cereal grains and bready malt.
BREWMUSKCLES (2092) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is the type of ipa enjoyed by a hop head of the American type persuasion. I was very fond of it. it is dark hoppy refreshing and a bit course and ballsy. it is aromatic as it should be. pine cone ? yes but mostly grapefruit and even the rind it was enjoyale from the tap with the fine fare available at Rolands Iron gate in Pittsburgh pa. some sweet and seemingly aged malt flavor gave an interesting extra dimension.