ziel (24) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A good pale ale that is a bit hoppier than most. That is not to be meant as a negative.
BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. The bottle I tried was most likely mishandled. Explosion of foam poured into a sam glass and all over the counter as the foamy head kept growing as soon as it hit the air. Huge hop aroma. Taste was clearly off what it was supposed to be yet hints of greatness were there. Overly citrus dandelion flavors. I love hops but something is wrong here. Rating based on what I tasted but definitely need to give this one another chance someday.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden liquid with small white head. Tangy citrus and soft mouthfeel. Slightly creamy. Lightly bitter finish
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to JCWattsrugger. Pours clear reddish gold with white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste of citrus, hop juice, lemon, pale malt, resin and light pine. Lighter medium body. Clean.
msnelling09 (74) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a muddled, golden brown with a huge head of glossy white bubbles with a touch of creaminess. The head is made of larger sized bubbles that slowly fade away, leaving a fat and sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. In body the beer is quite murky for the style, with very little light from the other side of the glass coming through. On the nose, the beer smells of sweet, sticky resin and papaya dipped in caramel. Light whispers of yeast character touch upon the nose, but the hops are front and center on the nose and blend very nicely with the sweet malts. There is a slight plastic aroma when the glass is swirled, which builds as the beer warms. I often detect this scent and flavor in beers with Simcoe hops, but it is never particularly displeasing, and it isn’t so here. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet with a light bitter kiss that balances the beer nicely. Acidity is light, placing a faint slickness on the tongue. There is a lot more malt than I first expected in this taste. In flavor, the beer is light and begins as caramelly grapefruit, moving more towards the grapefruit with splashes of bitter pine with slight tickles from the yeast. The slight plastic from the Simcoe (?) is noticeable but not retracting from the beer, and the bitters in this beer are very restrained, especially for how hoppy this beer smells. In the mouth the beer feels on the light side of medium with some light prickliness from the carbonation, though there is quite a lot of fluff coming from the carbonation as well. The mouth is left slightly slick, and a little dry, but perfectly tampered for another sip. Overall, this is not the most flavorful beer in the world, nor is it the most aromatic, but it is amazing to sip on. Even as I do this review I find myself constantly sipping, and already my bomber is gone. Its flavors are light, and it is not quite as hoppy as I’d like it to be, but it is just great to knock back. This is yet another different take on the APA coming out of New Hampshire, and I am quite enjoying it. This beer is perfect to session through the night, though it is too alcoholic to call it a session ale. Try this beer.
puboflyons (1688) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 22 oz. bomber. The pour is a light amber-orange color with a huge white, fluffy head. The aroma has a keen floral hoppy note on the nose well balanced with pale malts, biscuit, and just a dash of citrus. The body is light to medium. The taste has a nice biscuit forward flavor that is quickly superseded by a mild but enjoyable dry hopped ending. Very nice.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is transparent copper with a bubbly off white head. Nose is grain forward, bread crust and light dough, hops are lighter, resinous and piney. The taste is very balanced, malt dept is strong, toasted bread and faint dough, light caramel, hops are subtle, pine and a touch herbal. Body is light with a gentle carbonation and mild lingering bitterness.
DadofFenway (7) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is an amazing piece of New England Artwork. It is billed as an American Pale Ale, but loaded with generous amounts of Cascade, Centennial, and Willamette hops in the entire brewing process. This beer is for hopheads. Make no mistake about it. I had it out of the bottle (bomber as we call it) and it was great. To have it out of the tap, it must be fantastic!!
radarsock (651) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap in Hampton after Blue Lobstering it an hour earlier. I’ll make this as short as I can: crisp and grainy, like white rice, with some noble hoppiness playing around the main concept of vague citrus, yeast, and maize. Not bad.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle-trade with mcox90 thanks!-tight white-gold. A-citrus-lemon/pine. T-orange/lemon-citrus/herbal hops, lt malt-bready/caramel.