Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during Brew Fest 2010 on Governor’s Island. Tasted great and quality but palate was a bit thin.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a growler from PJ Beverage. Tasty IPA. Sweet caramel malts, well balanced by floral dry hopping. The front is bitter, but it mellows out by the time you swallow.Nice, crisp, dry finish. I drank most of the half gallon myself.
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Citric hoppy with some floral notes and a light sweetness. Flavorwise, the hops seem to bring more bitterness than they do flavor. Citric and floral notes with a light sweetness and a bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Mild earth toned hoppiness, pine hints, mild dusty earthiness and a dry malt finish. Some light dill, spicy hop resins and a cascade like finish. Decent.
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is very IPA, citrus, pine, flower but nothing over the top. The flavor is more of the same, limey, lightly metallic. Finish is medium bodied, lasting bitterness. Not sure if they tried to put a different spin on the standard IPA or if they missed the mark.
Leighton (12611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. This was a solid IPA. Poured a lovely, deep orange with a soft, white head. Aroma was big on the earthy hop front, with plenty of florals. Flavor held some citrus hop as well, in addition to a nice touch of malty sweetness to tie the whole thing together. Medium body with average carbonation. Finished clean and bitter, with some mild stickiness.
reapermedic (26) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleasantly supprised, I am definatlely NOT an IPA fan, because of the complete lack of balance, their more like Hopp juice than beer. This one though is a bit more reserved, with an excellent orangy yellow collor and an aroma that pleases. The mouth feel is crisp without the bitter after tase of most IPAs.
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
~ Purchased this 32 oz growler from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. The pour is dark brown with an attractive frothy white head that lingers around for a while. Aromas are of pine/citrus hops, and caramel malt. Taste is very similar to its smell. The finish is bitter. Disorient is everything a good quality IPA should be. It’s well-balanced, tasty, and easily drinkable.
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Light caramel note for the malt, heavy pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast with hints of pepper, wood and dried cherry. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Head is large, frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear orange/tan. Palate is light to medium, watery, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and has an extremely dry finish. Though a little out of balance, this what I like in an IPA, A ton of pine in the aroma, and a bitter and dry finish.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma of piny hops and caramel and toffee maltiness. Flavor has rich malt more ASA-like to me than IPA, and the intensely piny hops to back it up. High levels of straight bitterness. It’s alright overall, though not my kind of IPA, not terribly crisp or refreshing, nor a particularly bright display of the hops.