DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from IHP. Pours turbid copper with dark straw on the bottom and a uniform, creamy ecru head. Nose is earthy hops, resin, caramel malt. Tastes smooth, rich and creamy, with an up-front caramelly malt hit, and mid-palate earthy hops. Mild funk in this, and some finishing fruit. Finishes so smooth it feels almost nitrogenated, and has a bitter finish. Leaves copious lace, too.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of caramel and/or crystal malt, galena hops, grass, and Earth. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, frothy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Earth, grass, and grain. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, grass, hop, Earth finish is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter.
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA! This is made exclusively with the Galena hop, which imparts a really intense dry and citrus note all over this beer. It pours a cloudy and hazy orange color with a nice-sized off-white head. There was plenty of lacing around the edges of the glass, as well. I smelled and tasted a lot of grapefruit, orange and hop resin. The use of one hop makes this IPA kind of one dimensional, but it’s a very good dimension. These one-hop beers are a great way to smell and taste what each variety of hops does to a beer. That’s one of the reasons why I miss Sly Fox’s Hop Project so much. But Iron Hill does a very nice job with the galena hop. This is a very delicious and enjoyable IPA!