Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at State College 8th Annual Festival. Had a good fruity-hoppy aroma, mild bitter notes with grapefruit and cat pee. Some sweet malt present. Medium amber hazy with thin white head. Medium bodied with mild-medium carbonation, a bit watery. Hoppy and properly sweet like a good IPA. Big bitter finish with notes of grapefruit, both big juicy pieces and that nasty bitter rind. Solid finish and pleasant sweet-bitter after.
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I be trinkink zis unt I be vonderink if zis ist really an IPA. Zhe tasten vas more liken ein pale ale cause of zhe hop mildness. It vas gut zhough, vis ein malty ness, or ist zhat ein nalty mess?
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2005 Total Score: 3.8
I was very impressed by this beer. It was nicely balanced without the usual overpowering hop presence. This is an easy drinker which I’ll definately be looking for again.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 An easy drinker for an up and coming brewing company. Hoppy, dry, nutty with a strong finish. Amber color good aftertaste -it kept me coming back to the glass. I guess thats all that counts. Good rookie beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer had a decent kick. not stone/dogfish kick... but very respectable not the less. a little over balanced with not a lot of malt present. a very good start though
FROTHINGSLOSH (4466) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 I had heard that there was a new brewer in Pittsburgh but this was the first time that I had encountered any of their beers. Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh this beer poured a orange-amber color with a small yellow-tan head. The aroma was light sweet hops. The flavor was nutty malt with a solid hop presence that fades to a bitter sour tang. An OK IPA but nothing special.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Sharp Edge: Smelled sweet but hoppy, and a bit malty. Also some citrus notes. Amber color, though a bit light. Nice head. Little lacing. Flavor of hops a malts, with a slightly dry, slightly finish. Strangley balanced, as it strong on the hops and the malt. Do not agree that there is "barely enough malt backbone." In fact, I love more hops. Still a good new start in Pittsburgh’s pathetic brewing scene.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Smokin Joes: Amber, moderate white head, some lacing, decent aroma of pine, flavor is moderately hoppy, some citrus, barely any malt, slightly watery mouthfeel, medium bitter finish. Decent.
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 Draught - new brewery in Pittsburgh - very exciting!! Big citrusy hop taste - full bodied, wonderful amber color. Reminded me of Dogfish Head’s 60 minute IPA. This one should be on tap shortly at a variety of places around Pittsburgh. I’ve had it at Kelly’s and Fatheads now - can never find a seat in D’s ;-)
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Had this one at D’s Six Pack and Dogz in the home of the brewer, Edgewood, PA. Nice pour by the barkeep. Amber orange color with nice head that is foamy and laces pretty well. Nice American IPA aroma with great citrus and pine hop smell. Good body and nice solid carbonation with a tasty light malt and nice hop bitterness. This is one that I will continue to sample to make sure that this new brewery stays on its toes! It’s great to be the first rater of this quality, Pittsburgh made brew!