hivemind (737) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the brewpub w Ronnee on Feb 3. Pours golden-amber with white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, not very strong. Tastes of piney and citrusy hops with a good amount of grapefruit coming through. Not intensely bitter at all but great hop profile. Ronnee even enjoyed.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods Bowery in NYC. Orange amber, clear with rocky foam. Sticky protein lace. Nose is floral, citrusy, easy Centennial or other 3C style American hops. Taste is nutty, citrusy, moderately sticky with full bitterness. Fairly aggressive but a typical, fresher, well done American IPA. No off character.
fsbw21086 (343) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Super IPA. Hoppy with a slightly sweet flavor to it. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
Slipstream (2193) - USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Draft at Whole Foods. Dark amber pour with a thick head. Light aroma of piney hops, yeast, and a touch of skank. The taste is very good - loads of sprucey, resinous hops that jump out, then back, then re-emerge in the finish. There are malt and menthol notes, along with some warmth and lemon peel. Very good IPA. This was my first from Empire and hopefully not the last. The craft beer scene in New York continues to grow.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Earthy and spicy hop aroma with pale malty notes. The flavor is relatively well balanced, with pale malts, and spicy, earthy, and floral hops. Not bad.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange copper with small off-white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some grain background. Medium body, no alcohol. Nice solid bitterness, citrus, grass, and good balance of malt flavors which do not add much sweetness. Not bad, would have it again.
Jow (2548) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap somewhere in Chelsea Market. Pours orange with light head. Smells quite nice of citrus hops. Taste is or tangerines, floral, hops. Its plenty bitter and well carbonated. solid and drinkable
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the 2011 North Fork Beer and Wine Festival. Pours a hazy coppery gold with an off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malt along with grapefruit and pine. The flavor is malt followed by a solid dose of pithy grapefruit and pine. Moderate-strong bitterness at the finish.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very solid IPA. Hoppy, but not overly so. Citrus-sy, but not overly so. Very refreshing!
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Golden copper with some white head. Very nice strong hp aroma with citrus, lots of grapefruit, some floral notes. More hop on the palate along with a bit of malt. Decent amount of bitterness but not overwhelming. A solid IPA.