Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Reservoir - Waterbury, VT. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds pale citrus fruits, pale bread, some anise, pine needles. Medium sweet flavor with some lightly dried citrus, in particular tangerine and grapefruit, with pale bready malts beneath. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with further pale malt sweetness, low bitterness, nicely juicy and citrusy hops. Very, very well balanced. Solid.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Fiddlehead. Lightly hazed golden beer with white foam. Pretty nice citrus hop character, peach, and some pine. A light bitterness. Lots of bread and a touch of melon. Mild malt sweetness and biscuit malts. It’s not bad. Pretty basic and easy drinking. Relatively approachable.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
32 oz growler poured a hazy with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, skunk bud, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering pine finish.
Lubiere (12940) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, light floral hops over light biscuit malt. In mouth, a crisp biscuit malt with herbal floral hops, light mineral notes, dryish, OK. On tap at Reservoir, March 12 2012.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*120429-Fiddlehead IPA–growler-thanks hbmason-pours yellow/gold with a white head and trailing lace. Aroma is citrus/herbal, 2nd grain. Taste is a biting citrus/herbal hops [cascade and golding?], 2nd grain/light malt-bready. Occasional, something is clashing. 746313=3.3
*121022- -on tap @Three Needs-tight white head with trailing lace-hazy gold. A-resin, lt malt. T-resin hops, lt malt. Easy. 747414=3.6
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty fresh ipa on tap at the brewery. Yellow bodied. Good drinkability. Above average mouthfeel.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-04-29. Crisp dark yellow orange, modest head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, bit of a melange of grassy orange that I can’t quite tease apart. Flavour is similar melange of flavours, lightly leafy, modest citrus hops. Works well, good amount of hop flavour but not overwhelmingly bitter. Average plus body. Solid, very drinkable. Sampled at the brewery
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Jays Peak in Vermont. Hazy orange body, thin off white head that leaves a delicate web of lace. Aroma is mostly pine with a flash of citrus. The palat delivers oily piney hops on a cushion of lightly sweet malts. Long bitter finish. Surprisingly excellent!
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery tasting room when I stopped here with Max on the way to Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours an amber gold with a touch of haze under a thin white head. A touch catty up front, floral, citrus hops. Crisp malt, long earthy notes. Earthy quinine bitterness. Long crisp bitterness. Decent enough, but we both thought the VPA was a better beer.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 My Bottom Line :
This crisp, citrusy IPA delivers polished honeyed malts and leafy hop resins for a textbook example of Americana.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the clear golden-amber..
-The finishing bitterness is leveled to the rest of the brew’s medium intensity.
-The body is on the dry side, which is fine by me. Leaves more room for the hops to be showcased and increases drinkability.
-Hop fruitiness is grapefruity and also reminiscent of pink peppercorns at times.
-This may not be the most memorable example, but it is perfectly rendered and flavorful from beginning to end. I would have it often were to live in northern Vermont.
On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington and at Brewster River Grill & Brewery, in Jeffersonville.