MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Map Room. Pretty orange with a small white head. Nose is tea-like, sugary, with minor bitterness and fruit. Flavor is similar, a little grain and bitterness showing but not much fresh hop. Not innovative or memorable, it’s still a nice one.
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Juart from a growler. Pours dark amber orange color with an off white khaki colored head. Aroma of sticky citrus brown sugar with a slight floral apricot or mango. The bitter is huge in this. A little grainy with some fruity character. A slight butterscotch background. I must say that it is slightly unbalanced. Body is medium, but solid. A little roasty-ness to it as well.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pour courtesy of Nate. Pours Orange with ruby and amber hints and a frothy, off-white head. Nose of grassy, citrusy, piny hops with some mint present. Body is medium watery, with a solid caramel backbone and slight chocolate notes. Moderate bitter with citrus and piny hops, lemon and grapefruit. Dry finish with mild resiny character. Such a solid IPA, especially fresh.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sharp Edge. Textbook IPA. Pours a lovely orange with a dense and thin white head. Aroma is everything you would hope for, grassy, citrusy, hoppy, minty. Body follows with similar flavors, little to no harshness or alcohol and a an off-dry finish. Goes down smooth. Best IPA in Pittsburgh, underrated.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A normal IPA, nothing to write home about, but not horrible either. Has some hops but they arent that acidic, smooth and drinkable.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at capones. Pours a golden orange body with a thin white lacing. Sweet and then fruity with grapefruit, pine, and citrus. A clean hoppy finish, decent brew.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 draft- cleanser like hop flavor that is a bit puckering, along with a strange wild belgian yeast thing going on. Would not go to again. Editors note: communicated with the brewer who expressed concern that the place I had the brew may have had an old keg or had not properly cleaned their tap lines. Judging by solid reviews below, this may be true. Will re-rate and give another chance. This may have been an isolated incident.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hop House - Pittsburgh. Cloudy orange color wit a sticky lacing head. Malt sweetness in the aroma with some fruity hops also. Flavor begins a nice mixture of malt and hops, then leads to a burst of hop bitterness and resinous finish. A pleasant surprise.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pittsburgh Westin Fish Market. Pour was cloudy, deep golden. Persistent head. Aroma of big earthy, citrus hops, fresh malt. Taste is awesome! Palate very smooth, nice hop "bite". Medium light body. Beautifully balanced hops to malt. Wish I had picked up a few growlers to take home!
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper body with a white head. Smells grassy and bitter with a sweet malt back. Creamy smooth palate. Bitter resiny hops with a sweet caramel undertone.