Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma s citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Smooth with a sticky finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with uneven off white head. Nose/taste of dry hops, caramel, pine wood, resin and dried fruit. Some metallic bitterness in the finish. Medium body.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours medium dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds typical hop notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruits. Also some currant/orange flavoured tea, white flowers and resin. Malt brings toasted caramel. The flavour is light sweet, near heavily bitter and light to medium acidic. Citric, resinous and floral. Malt stays in the background. The mouthfeel is clean and astringent with a light to medium carbonation. Long resinous finish. Light to medium bodied.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of grapefruit, sour funk, and slight pine. Very punguent. Pours orange with a small frothy head. Tastes more bitter with grass, spout citrus and funk. Very hoppy but not necessarily tasty.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid IPA and had bottle at brewpub as they ran out of the draft version. Plenty of citrus notes and some dryness which came from the dry hopping process. I disn’t relize this was a double ipa though as the bitter flavors didn’t seem too complex and the malt conte, however flavorful, didn’t seem that compact. I liked it but wish they hadn’t run out of hopsolutely.
reggiedunlop (3582) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden/amber color with a medium lt tan head...nice lacing. Aroma is not exactly a hop explosion but has a bit of citrus and herbal notes...some sweet malt backing. Flavor is a bit more hoppy than the aroma suggests...dry, spicy grapefruit and some herbal hops, lightly toasty malt. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit lifeless...finish is bitter, earthy, and dry.
MattShizzle (577) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark golden color, mostly clear. Clean, hoppy aroma. Strong and very hoppy. Quite good. Doesn’t taste as strong (10.5% ABV) as it actually is though!
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with grapefruit, orange peel, hints of pine needles and crystal malt. Hoppy, slightly fruity taste with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, crystal malt and a dry finish with a fresh, hoppy bitterness. Slightly more than medium body, quite dry. Very nice and highly drinkable. (As some of the raters before me have pointed out, the abv is 7.0%, which is also stated on the brewery’s website. Could this be a new version?)
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ABW. Like the reviewer below, this was an Allentown beer at 7%. Perhaps a different beer under the same name? It pours a very clear golden color with a nice creamy white head. Good lacing. The aroma has lots of West Coast style citrusy hops and hints of grass. The flavor is nicely balanced with a good malt character and potent citrusy hops. Pretty dry with hardly a hint of caramel malt if any. Lacks the hop bite of some of the top IPA’s, but still well above average. A nice surprise.
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at Anthony’s in Harrisburg. Clear golden with a small head Nose is resin, grain and light citrus. Flavor is the same muddled mix with not much standing out. The beer I had under this name was now by Allentown brew works and was listed as 6 to 7% abv; certainly it was not an Imperial IPA.