Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, fruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pony. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of malt, spicy rye, dry grain and wood. Medium body. Abrasive.
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013, as Empire Crusader IPA
Aroma: The nose is mild hops, grass and floral, some caramel, citrus, and earthy notes
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a small head and some lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, not super hoppy, but a nice hop flavor
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a clean feel, and a light dry finish
I thought this one was a decent example of a more British style IPA. It’s not close to being a hop bomb, but it is certainly a drinkable offering.
k0mpsa (1362) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at triple crown, manhattan. Clear copper color, small white head. Aroma is mainly malty, fruits, hops. Malty body, hoppy, fruity. Dry hoppy end. Decent basic ipa.
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light orange. Has a faint lager aroma (malt and slight citrus hops). Very malty beer with a strong malt aftertaste. Taste also has some light citrus hop.
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. No aroma that I can find. Slightly cloudy amber color. No lacing. Flavor is tart orange. Malts are toasty caramel. Beer finishes chewy. Good argument for IPAs being broken into two styles as this is a strong East Coast IPA.
cfrancis (2510) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with moderate white top. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is a bold up front floral and citrus hop bitterness with bready malts to help ease you out.
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely a fruitier IPA. Rather creamy for a finish. Easily my favorite from this brewery.
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Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a semi cloudy lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt, light dirt and herbal hops. Flavor was lightly fruity and bitter, a bit dirty and herbally. Drinkable but not good.