dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like generic beer, tastes much better. Strong example of well balances IPA....good bitter profile from nose through the end of the palace, rye seems to be a good backbone as I love most Rye-pa’s. Light and refreshing.
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy yellow/amber with a strong lacing white head. scent is citrus, rye and caramel. Taste is rye, citrus and pine. Nice!
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light pour, almost the color of the label. Grainy aroma and hop profile. Almost like a funky grassy noble hop like flavor with some sweet grain rye flavors. A bit overly sweet and bordering on cloying. There wasn’t a lot of hop bitterness, but it wasn’t absent either. Decent.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow, good head. Pineapple hop aroma. Taste is pine hops and a slight orange citrus taste to it - a bit harsh towards the end. Finish is bitter and light.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright but cloudy (especially after the last pour from the bottle) appearance with a large, off white head and very good lacing. Rye is apparent right away in the aroma where it pairs with spicy, herbal hops. There is balance in the taste as well, with the grainy spicyness of the rye and an evolving, bitter hop profile. Earthy, medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours slightly hazy orange with a foamy soapy white head. nose is mostly floral citric and some tropical notes-lite orange peal. flavors are sweet citrus lite wood lite diacytl nad floral notes. not bad but nothing great dont know how good this bee would be fresh from the brewery. It sux that TX gets these beers not very fresh unless they are released that way. I dunno. Regardless, an average IPA here.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with white head. Aroma contains pine, orange, grapefruit, rye. Flavor is bitter with orange peel and grapefruit. Decent malt backbone. Overall nothing like Harpoon IPA.
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. floral hops, cereals aromas. clear light golden, small head, nice lacing. light oak, light cereals, light ot medium hopping, grapefruit bite toward the end. average carbonation, sticky, velvety. nice fine light oakiness.
LinusStick (2939) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A different IPA. Aroma was OK. Slightly lemony with hints of grains. Pour was a nice light gold with a one finger off white head and plenty of rising bubbles. Taste was very dry and bitter. Light pilsner malt and strong biting hops attacking the top of the mouth. A little hot with good carbonation. No rye detectable in this beer, but good for what it is. Slightly thin mouth feel.
MaBeer1972 (1399) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots going on with this one. Good carbonation with a light amber color. Bready-spice aromas. Flavor is complex, almost peppery. Smoothness. Good malty balance. Light citrus finish. Not bad at all.