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.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This hazy amber pour smells great. Very nice citrus orange smells. The flavor is much more mild but very nice. It was smooth and just bitter enough.
mikeyg850 (8) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a growler picked up at the brewery. Opaque, cloudy amber pour with a tiny, but attractive, head (growler is to blame for that). Nice aroma for the style, hits with less hop than I expected, more balanced toward with citrus and fruit, especially for an IPA. A well crafted pint.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 golden appearance with thick mouthfeel, flavor is odd for a ipa with a bitter hop flavor that is rather annoying. little crystal malt perception and no complexity, not a great hop flavor or aroma either not great
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at East End. Poured cloudy golden amber in color with large sticky head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is of good piney hops, grapefruit, and orange peel. Not over the top hops, but very drinkable and very nice.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at mad mex cranberry. Pours a hazy amber color with froathy tanish head. Aroma and flavor a mild malty pine one. Not a knockout ipa by any stretch but drinkable.
jason (1703) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capones. Poured a dark orange amber body with nice head. Aroma is light hops, malt. Flavor is lightly hoppy with a sweet malty body, light caramel and sugar.
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler... Murky golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is of black tea with just a rumor of black gun powder. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Moderate toffee and fruit sweetness; medium to heavy grapefruit pith and rind bitterness. Remarks of black tea and lemon peel. Crisp, moderately bitter, desert-dry finish. Thanks to cheapdark for hooking me up!