kinob (4) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of the ithaca offerings. Fruity boutique; resiny mouthfeel. A true east coast ipa.
KyotoLefty (7879) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium copper. Fragrant, flowery aroma with citrus, pineapple, grass, and fruit salad. Flavor is similar, but with somewhat sweet malts as well, giving honey and light caramel notes. Borders on the syrupy. Great hops, but a bit too sweet and the bitterness is very mild. Like it, though.
Jow (2777) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewery unfortunatly this is last available tap but since i am driving to toronto it probably for the best. It tastes hoppy and of orange citrus, pine forest very nice IPA. I know i’ve had before but quite good. great tasting room and staff at ithaca brewery
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lemony citrus aroma with pine and or floral hops and a grassiness along with a bit of roasty malt..appearance is nice a cloudy dark orange brown pure white lasting head with some lacing..big citrusy flavor lemon grapefruit hints of sweet fruit as well wheat and malty flavors submerged come across as the beer warms..bitter finish medium carbonation lasting aftertaste another hoppy but very good ipa made for summer drinking
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a long-lasting foamy head that cakes itself on the side of the glass. Citrus hops aroma, grapefruit, fruity esters, pineapple and a touch of mango along with some spiceyness. The palate is smooth, light-medium bodied with an average length finish. The flavor is well-balanced with juicy hops, a nice malt backbone and soft citrus and floral bitterness. A nice surprise. Delightful!
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Unfortunately I thought this was De Ranke Flower Power, a Top 5 saison of mine. Boy was I wrong. On tap at Paradiso Georgetown, this pours a clear, deep yellow with a rocky, creamy, dense, off-white head that has insane retention but little lace. This is pretty much a piney, nutty hop bomb with no body to match or balance. Every IBU is imminent, massive Brasil nut and walnut skin abounding. A little bit of cream of wheat and oatmeal body peek through to remind you this is a beer rather than hop tea. Regardless, it is a little past its prime and has started to degenerate unfortunately. What a sad, ironic tale it is that IPA was invented for longevity, and here the American dry-hopped the #%@ out variety has a half life of a few weeks. I have no notes for the aroma probably because it was just stale hop strawberry. 6/22/2010 6/4/7/3/12=3.2
355mL very fresh in NYC. The pour is still very nice with a barely yellow head exploding forth with generous retention and rocky terrain. Aroma is really nice here: fresh tropical fruits, light pepper, peach, fresh grapefruit and pomelo. Taste follows suit with fresh fruit and melons, all quenching caramel and pale ale malt, no bitterness, no strawberry, no degradation. It is sort of a pain in the ass to search for fresh IPAs in a world of stale IPAs. But damn when you score, you score. 1/22/2011 7/4/8/4/14=3.7
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a pocked white head. Nose is orange, pine, bubblegum and mango. Medium body, resiny with soft carb. Taste is orange peel, bitter lemon and toffee. Dry finish with juniper and soapy hints.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Bottle courtesy of RegSpeir. Intense aroma of fruits, citrus, and pine. strangely sweet. somemalt background supporting super intense resinous hop flavor. very noticeable alcohol in the flavor but not the nose. Nice bitterness buzz, lingering slightly.
HonusWagner (1746) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good drinking IPA but a tad too bitter for my liking, the aroma and taste are both resinous pine cone and flowery goodness. Not the most interesting or complex, but I did notice a creeping caramel flavor towards the end of my glass that would make me think about retrying this one.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from 12oz bottle. Pours amber-orange with a decent white head that recedes to lace. Nose of hops, some caramel malt, and I am detecting some apricot and sage. This beer is super balanced, masking the alcohol perfectly. The hops and malt come together perfectly with good fruity notes of apricot and bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a decent and enjoyably bitter finish. I am very impressed by this beer.