DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours copper with minimal head and nose of heavy resiny hops, caramel malt, tropical fruit, and black pepper. Nose is like Dreadnaught Jr. Tastes of tangerine, resiny hops, and caramel malt. gets a bit hot late, and a bit malt-light, but this one is very good.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral, citrus, and some earthiness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, the same toastiness, and earthy.
KornDogg (557) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Candied malt and hop aroma. Golden amber body very thin head. Very sweet flavor with malts and hops. much more sweet then bitter. Aftertaste is that of a jolly rancher- which flavor I can not distinguish
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet in Phila.
Golden amber pour with a mild hop and grain aroma, Alcohol taste is right up front with a average hop presence. It was admirable.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 22oz. Bottle (11.5%ABV): Aroma of toasted malts and a hint of hops. Poured orange/amber in color with a small, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of toasted malt, hops, and the slightest hint of tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, toasted malt, and slight tropical fruit finish is lightly dry. 11.5%ABV is very well hidden. Definitely an APA not a IIPA.
pete4999 (1312) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I thoroughly enjoyed this, despite the 20.9 percentile ranking that it has at the time of this ranking. Amber pour, yellowish tint at the edges. It has a boozy scent to it, the scent is probably the worst part about the beer, if I had to pick an attribute. Despite the boozy smell though, the taste is crisp and smooth, and there’s no hint of the 11.5% ABV (I realize the ABV at the top of the page says 9%, but this is 11.5%). Not amazingly hoppy bitter, but a nice mix of hops and citrusy flavor. A very drinkable IPA, something that I would definitely recommend to my non-IPA drinking friends. Whether that’s a good or bad thing - that’s for you to decide.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 22 oz bottle...
Cloudy, hazy copper/orange color. Thin head that thins out and leaves a frosty lace. Very cloudy and thick-looking.
The smell is strong, fragrant, flowery pale ale aroma. Citrus/orange pale malt. Deep, stingy dark malts. Smoldering, sour fragrance like a deep brandy. Complex, beautiful.
The malt flavor is pure sour mash, followed by heavy hops. A blast of flavors: sour, rich, dark, sweet. Tons of bitter pale, citrus/estery hops. Lots of sour, bitter liqueur malts.
The feel is heavy, thick and milky. This drink warms the insides like brandy. A hoppy treasure. One of the best beers I have had in a long time... maybe ever.
AskForJenny (1051) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.65l - Hazy orange with thin tan head, sourness and nutty yeast on nose. Flavor is not what I’d expect from an IPA. Drinks more like a sour ale. Nice product, but no IPA.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear copper body with a medium sized, long lasting off white head. Good lacing. Sweet tangerine, hoppy, slight alcohol aroma. Also really mellow sweet hoppy flavor. Alcohol is hidden well. Malty sugar finish. Missing that hop bite, but still a really good DIPA from a relatively small brewery. I would have really enjoyed this whole bomber, too bad I spilled half all over my desk.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served at flour city beer fest in rochester, ny. I swear it said imperial pale ale and not india pal ale...filtered clear amber color, thin ring of suds resting above. Sweet, molassis nose with a bit of a piney hop overtone...candyish overall in the nose, id say. The rest can be summed up as follows: hot, sticky, malty, and hoppy. Resiny hops, syrupy molassis malts combine quite scorshingly hot. Its drinkable, don’t get me wrong...but hot and syrupy are not adjectives that are at all related with the phrase "will drink again".