JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a mildly piney-floral aroma. Flavor is rather hoppy with a sweet, but slightly off-balance malt profile. Finishes spicy, but clean. Not bad, but I expect a bit better from these guys.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark straw toward coppery with off-white head. Nose is immense piney hops, tropical fruity citrus, with malt and heavy floral notes. Tastes very floral, very piney hoppy, yeasty estery, a bit dry, with perhaps a bit of a lack of a malt bill, but the florals and the hops and the tangerine/pineapple citrus never let up, and make this one a marvelous brew that never gets hot. I wanted to growler this, but I shot my wad on the new Unibroue offering. IMHO, this one is rated very low for how good it really is. I urge all to give it a second chance.
bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: amber color, frothy white head, floral hop aroma, some citrus, hops in the flavor with a slight bitter finish, nice IPA.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, caramel, pine, and light citrus. Taste of caramel malts, piney resin, citrus, and toast, with a moderately bitter finish.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Joe, pours a clear dark amber/bronze a a wispy white head. Aroma has an abundance of floral hops and moderately sweet citrus. Taste has a slight sweetness with hints of orange and pineapple, with a malt base, and a mildly bitter hop and pine finish.
Changed (317) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 12 oz bottle, pours beautiful clear copper. Small head, spotty lacing. Amazing IPA aroma, hoppy as hell, with nice floral aroma. Complex flavor, all of them tasty, though the carbonation leaves much to be desired. Overall, I think this beer deserves a better rating. #1 in NYS is evidence of its quality.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with small off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrus, and herbs. Flavor of hops (floral, herbal, citrus), some candish sweetness qualities, and caramel malt.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoping is spot on as is the malt that holds it together. The carb is a little weak and there is a strange soapy mouth feel. Decent head and strong lace.
BuckeyeSammy (527) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thick mouthfeel at first sip. Extremely hopy, could be an imperial ipa. Bitterness a little over the top. Grassy hope on palate and nose. Sweet malt undertones. Carbonation could be a little sharper.
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Clear copper with lasting head and lotsa lace. Very nice fresh wet hop aroma. Slight honey sweetness with ripe apricot fruitiness and well balanced assertive hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and carbo. Reasonably complex, balanced, and chock full of excellent flavors. I can’t understand the low ratings.