ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber/ruby color with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has nice floral hoppy notes...earthy/spicy with lt fruitiness...sticky caramel maltiness. Flavor has significant caramel and very nice floral hoppiness...earthy and bitter with mild fruity notes...slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with a bitter fruity/earthy finish.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pours deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma is floral hops and light toasted malt. Taste is sweet with floral hop and caramel flavors. Medium body and light carbonation with a dry, malty finish,
BeerandBlues2 (9075) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - Wilmington. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, caramel and bread malt, floral hops, Belgian yeast and sugar. Flavor is malty with medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters, spices, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Iron Hill Phoenixville as the Hopopotomus. Pours out a cloudy darker copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of light citrus hops and some caramel. Taste is some sweet malts, caramel, light fruity notes, and grapefruit hops. Dry finish. Would have liked this one much hoppier for the name of it. None the less, rather solid.
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Iron Hill, Phoenixville. Served as ’Hoppopotomous.’ Poured deep ruby red with off-white head. Solid sheets of lacing. Sweet caramel and malts dominated this one. Some surprisingly subtle piney, grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied. Wondering where the hops were with this one. Not the hop bomb I was expecting.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Iron Hill Wilmington. Deep clear amber with an off white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Citrus, pine and resin hop aroma with lots of sweet caramel. This one starts sweet and finishes long and bitter. Medium body with a sticky syrupy mouth feel. Pretty good just a bit sweet for my tastes.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at IH Wilmington. "Hopkowski"... Poured into a pint glass, nice big cascading head. Redish orange color. Nice aroma of fresh hops. Piney. Taste is a hop and malt bomb... Super smooth texture, slight alchohol in the taste... Taste is on the hoppier side. Overall a nice enjoyable beer.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was listed on their Features menu as ’Red Cindy’, but seemed to match the description of this beer. So instead of added a new beer, I’ll just go ahead and submit my rating under this name. It seems to have many aliases anyway. But by whatever name you call it, this was one fantastic beer! It pours a beautiful amber color with a copper hue. The head was little off-white and left a ton of lacing around the glass. The nose was full of pine, grapefruit, grass, lemon and a hint of caramel. The flavors were inticing and delicious, with dry and bitter notes of piney and flowery hops, a touch of caramel, grass, earth and wood. The balance was superb and the drinkability was outstanding. This is one of those IPA’s that you can drink one right after the other all day long. The finish was remarkably hoppy and dry. Unfortantely I forgot my growler on this trip, but I will certainly make a special trip back just to get more of this!
egajdzis (5195) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Phoenixville, PA] Poured a reddish copper color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus fruits, nuts, roasted malts, and caramel. Taste of roast, nuts, caramel, tobacco, pine, citrus fruits, and a bitter, grapefruit finish.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft and grolwered at IHP. Pours clear deep copper with off-white head. Nose is piney hops, citrus, carasmel malt, peppery. Tastes hoppy, piney, with mango, black pepper, tangerine, and a smooth palate, with mild late heat. Smooth and very quaffable.
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2008 Total Score: 4
Draft at IHP. Pours slightly hazy dark strawish with copper edges and a 2-finger, fluffy off-white head. Nose is piney hops, tropical citrus fruit, malt. Tastes assertively hoppy, with some pineapply, melony, and lemongrassy notes, and a solid malt bill, although not as much of a malt bill as the Sly Fox varietals. This one is great.