dmac (5363) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at lunch on Saturday during Campground Brewdown. Poured a clear bronze body with a small off white head with creamy edges. Aroma of a subdued sweetness, light citrus and some toast. Smooth fuller body with light carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor of toast and dry hop cones and a finish of slight rubbing alcohol. Meh.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[7516-20150815] Tap. Light fruity toasted grains and straw aroma. Clear, pale yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted light woody citrus flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim, PA)
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-08-15. Crisp dark yellow-orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Aroma is mild but pleasantly hoppy. Muted citrus and green hops. Flavour is a touch muddled, moderate bitterness throughout lingers in the finish. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, the hops don’t come through as clearly as they could. On tap at Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim, PA.
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste is bitter citrus, somewhat lager-like. Decent.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at EC, golden, white head, lots of lace. Nose is sugary-sweet with orange peel/confit and marmalade, interesting effect for the foodie. Soft medium body with cleansing and lightly oily hops, lots of nice and interesting spikes of candy and mixed fruit. Only lightly bitter and not too sweet, has some West Coast IPA elements without fully abandoning big and sweet doles of English tradition.
Darkmagus82 (2231) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From BA review on 1-28-12 -
Had on tap in pint glass.
Appearance – Pours a somewhat pale copper/golden color. The slightly off white head which was there upon serving gives way to some lacing.
Smell – Citrus and pine hit the nose right away. These give way to some floral aromas and a very slight amount of maltiness which work their way in the end.
Taste - Bitter hops are the first to be tasted followed shortly by some citrusy hopes of grapefruit and orange. A slight carmel color, not detectable in the smell, works in, but at the end gives way again to a more bitter hop flavor.
Mouthfeel- the carbonation level is great for the beer while the body may be a little thin. The thinner body does however lend to it being much more drinkable even at ~ 8 % abv.
Overall – A nice IPA, but nothing too exceptional. It is quite good, but in comparison to their Hairy John it pales a bit.
argo0 (13019) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (7/3/6/3/12) and draft (6/3/5/3/11). Medium white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, floral/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, light resin.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet and very bitter-resinous golden IPA. Just ok.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear golden - blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is rather intense with pungent resinous-floral hops. Taste is sweet upfront (sweet fruit juice) followed by an intense floral/fruity resinous bitterness. Hops essence that stick to the back of the mouth, this is a dry-hop bomb. A bit too sweet and resinous-bitter for its own good. And I hate when the waiter states the obvious like “sir, I should warn you that an IPA is a bitter beer” and “sir, you are not wearing any pants”.
DiarmaidBHK (4142) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at smiling chameleon. Pours slightly orange without much on the nose. Has big pine sol vibe on the tongue but disappears the more you drink. Finishes fairly clean.
Nate (4113) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at Zeno’s. Mild hoppy nose with light pale malt sweetness. Beany spicy hops. Medium golden clear with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts dry with tons of hop flavor and bitterness. Bitter finish with mild sweet pale malt. Good IPA profile. Bitter after but smooth.