kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that left some light lacing. The nose is pretty horrendous. Itís quite weird, there is a slight undertone of tropical fruit like hops, but then a ton of celery and band-aid phenols just wreck it all. Iím not sure whatís going on here. The flavor isnít as bad as the nose suggests up front, some light tropical fruit hops that are pretty nice, but it doesnít last. The back end is the band aids and celery notes. Thereís nowhere near enough hops in here to rise to the level of IPA. Light to medium bodied with a doughy stickiness on the finish. Pretty bad beer period, but especially bad in regards to the style.
UDBeernut (1251) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long line at Buffalo Beer Fest for this. Amber hue capped by off white head with good retention. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste follows with addition of a caramel malt body. Has a bit of chalk and soap too. It would be a good beer if they could figure that out.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this ale had a clear copper-orange pour and made a small faint off-white head that receded to a partial cover and thin ring rather quickly, this drink left some small spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
this IPA had aromas of toasted malt and bread with light citrus hops, malt and fruit sweetness,
this beer had light to medium flavors of toasted malt and light bread with a little hop bitterness,
the finish had a some hop bitterness with some malt flavor trailing afterwards,
the mouth feel was less than medium with average carbonation,
this IPA was on the malt side of things, not much hops on the nose and a little more hops on the palate, a pretty simple IPA.
Holy (831) - GERMANY - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased in the middle of Alabama... this beer caught me completely off guard - was expecting the typical citrus/grapefruit/etc/etc. This has much more caramel in the sip - not bad, just unexpected!
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oh Erie. You and your one brewery . This is an okay beer. Not outstanding but also not horrible.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains quite well leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is loaded with grassy hops with some citrus and light caramel. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some citrus and earthy hop bitterness. The heavy maltiness seems to stray this from being a true IPA, nonetheless, this is still quite a tasty brew.
beerlover82 (215) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark copper, with a creamy and bubbly white head, about a finger or so thick. Very nice retention, and thick bubbly white lacing. Very nice.
Falls flat on the nose, however. Canít really detect anything. So Iím not going to bother.
Rather dull. There is a good sharp bitter hoppiness that is detectable, and it seems to be the kind of brutal sharp and bitter hoppiness that hardcore hopheads desire but canít get in a lot of DIPAs, but itís all for nothing as there are stale bread tastes, and a lifelessness I canít put my finger on.
Medium body, with lots of carbonation to carry the tastes through.
Overall, I think this is an IPA that has/had potential, especially for the hophead like me. But it just falls short, and ends up being rather average.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It seems this may be a bad bottle. Not sure... skunky kind of hoppy aroma... taste slight hops more skunk. But it is called misery bay... so maybe thats what Iím supposed to be "enjoying" misery?
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint. Copper with a small ring of bubbles. Mild aroma of molasses. Taste is earthy toffee and light resin. Light-medium body is balanced by the earthy hop.
PGHbeer77 (556) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An average IPA. Not bad for the price. Misery Bay had very little aroma, just a faint hop and the smallest whiff of malt. The translucent copper appearance held little to no head that quickly faded and very subtle lacing. The med-light bodied palate had a sticky texture, and the taste was a slight citrus hop front followed by a bitter biting finish.