biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a typical amber/golden color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is fairly citrusy with a dash of pine. Flavor is also very citrusy, a little pine, a dash of spice with a slightly malty backbone. Fair bit of hops, but not very aggressive. Overall, I would say an average IPA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shigadeyo. Thanks Craig! Pours a medium translucent copper with nice foamy ivory head. Sweet malty and fruity nose. Medium light mouthfeel, and fine carbonation. Upon first sip, it is surprisingly very malty. Initial mild sweet flavor of caramel, orange, and cookie. The middle becomes more dry and grassy, with some faint nuttiness. Very bitter spicy hop finish, with a long and resiny lingering bitterness. If you like malty IPA’s , give this one a try., Perhaps too dry and spicy for my personal tastes, but enjoyable none the less.
ClarkVV (4084) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 2006 bomber from Black95tt drunk on 3/9/07
Dark copper-amber, much darker than your typical IPA, with a dark-ivory colored head that is slow to form, but continuously builds, rising up to a nice height eventually and showing medium to strong retention, with moderate lacing. Clarity is high, with no sediment in the bottle. Plentiful carbonation.
Extremely spicy hops in the nose provide more atypical American IPA characteristics. Very relaxed citrus shows tangerine, light lemon and a brush of orange, but continuous feeds of spiciness and a bit of cut grass on the finish keep it quite unique. Some crystal-like maltiness is delicately added on top of the dry hop aroma, but as it warms/breathes, plenty of underlying pale maltiness, well-extracted and modestly supple, emerges to help balance the hardness/dryness. Graham crackers, brown bread and greater quantities of emerging grapefruit and orange hop character sit on the finish, with caramel underlying everything. Certainly not my favorite grain bill for an IPA, and the hops could definitely use a little juiciness (again, just my preference) as it’s quite dry, but this is a very clean, well-constructed aroma, free from flaws or alcohol.
Rich caramel and light toffee immediately set in on the palate, with a high amount of carbonation that is somehow very soft and creamy. Honey and very light chocolate-graham cracker flavors sit behind spicy and citric hops. Not very bitter at all, and though some leafiness dulls things somewhat, the hop character is pretty well focused and flavorful. Candied orange, spicy herb/grass flavors and a malt flavor and texture that is comforting to the end. Medium-full to full body is filled with more dextrines than actual residual malt sugars and thus is full in texture, but surprisingly light on the palate and quite drinkable. No alcohol or flaws. Some dry, crackery/breadiness and a touch of astringency is lightly noted, from the medium/dark malts, but is mostly harmless. Despite the odd grain bill, I still like a more malt-sided IPA and so this stuff goes over well with me.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DeuceDeuceOU must be high in Athens! Not to argue on this wonderful site, but to compare this beer to Dreadnaught????!!!!! You must be crazy and kicked off the site!!!! This beer is good and i am glad to say it is in my hometown, but it is a Kia compared to Dreadnaught’s Lamorghini bro!!!! It has a nice mild hoppiness to it and is clean and crisp with the usual citrus aroma/taste. Overpriced as it should be $7/$8 tops a six pack. Not $4/5 for a 22oz!!!
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber, white head. Cascade aroma all the way. Flavor is good for an IPA it’s not all just hops, roasted malts, crystal malts, a touch of chocolate, and a spicy cascade hoppiness all the way. Nice not having an overlly hoppy IPA.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber color with a white head. Aroma is of very pungent grapefruit aroma. Flavor is nice malts with citrus and grapefruit hop finish.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Ebbies7. Tons of hop and fruit flavors in this brew! Very much delicious. If I could compare it to anything while drinking it, it would be Dreadnaught IIPA, with the flavors and feels. It had fantastic balance, a great color and the aromas were sweet and flavorful. The bitterness hangs around with you in your mouth for a while. Enoy this one slowly! Hoppin’ Frog is fantastic.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummm!! When I used to think of Akron, Ohio, I thought of Devo, but now I will also think of this hearty, robust IPA for the ages. There’s no skimping on the hops or the malts here, and it is so well balances, I want to jump on the next plain to Ohio to get more. With a big brown-amber body and some cozying lace this brew is at 6.8% ABV, right where I think American IPA’s ought to be. I hope to try this one again before I croak.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish amber color, decent sized off white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral hops, spice, malt, caramel. Flavor is malt, bitter hops, grass, caramel. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, malty, bitter finish. This really did not get my gonads going, I could take it or leave it. Seems to be overly malty for an IPA, imo. The hops profile is one that I am not terribly fond of. Decent.
DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby colored with 1-finger off-white head and tons of lace. Aroma is huge tropical fruit, solid caramel malt, black pepper, mango, tangerine. Tastes caramel malty, with layers of citrus and tropical fruit and a rich, complex palate.