Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Estate on tap at Pinocchio’s. Worlds better than my stale bottle from Monster Beverage. Sweet grapefruit nectar fills the air above the liquid. Thick and chewy with a nice bitter kick. Excellent.
Bottle from Monster Beverage in Glassboro, NJ. Best buy date appears to be toicked on the line between "A" for August and "S" for September. I wouldn?t have bought it except I really have been looking forward to this, and it?s not available in my home state. Technically, I?m still in the brewers recommended window, but still my experience doesn?t match other reviews, so I will seek a fresher bottle (or tap) someday. Pour was golden/honey color with huge pillowy head. Nice looking beer. A sweet, fruity and hoppy aroma. I can?t see how anyone can call this bland...bursting with huge fruity and sweet flower nectar flavors...a huge maltiness. Unfortunately, very little bitterness is there to balance it out. I?ll bet this is outstanding fresh. Still good, but left me craving more.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: pours a nice tawny color. Nice light tan head. Good retention level and nice cascading lacing.
S: good citrus hop aromas, some pine as well. Good crystal malts.
T: wonderful citrus hop flavors with a nice lighter malt(biscuity) flavor. Hints of pine and mostly grapefruit from the citrus.
M: mild mouthfeel. Body is a little thin, but enjoyable. Solid carbonation level. Very crisp.
D: great example of the style. Could be a little maltier, but a nice beer regardless. Would definitely drink again.
popery (1865) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 8/22/10. Floral and fruity. Rather fresh hoppy aroma. Tangerines/apricots(?), hop flowers, some pine resin, a little grass. It’s just not quite as strong as I’d like. A bit blandly bitter, particularly in the finish. A lightly sweet crystal malt flavor lurks below. This is yet another beer that I’d like to revisit in the future, preferably from a fresh keg.
7/7/11. Better than I remember. Fruity, floral hop aroma and very good flavor. Could have a bit more bitterness, but it’s nice and pale without any of the cloying caramel note that plagues many IPAs. It has some light stickiness. Pleasant beer.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very floral with a huge amount of hop flavor. medium bitterness, medium body, astringent and slight bitter after taste
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, fruity nose on this. A sweet fruity rather than the grapefruit that is typical. Real nice feathered light amber rich gold color with a nice big head that laced around nicely before leaving a thin film on the surface. Nothing much on the back end which I like although most may not.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft in pint glass. bread, floral, citrus. pale yellow, hazy, white foam. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors. Delightful orange, resin, tangerine and general citrus aroma. Bright and fresh. Pours a hazed pale orange and golden with copious off-white super-lacy head. Flavors are right there with the aroma. Bright fresh floral and pungent clementine and sour orange peel citrus. Brisk, grassy and fresh. Nicely balanced with the right malt profile (not too much crystal malt). A really solid, delicious IPA.
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to zach for this. Typical big hop IPA. Pours a hazy amber with a big frothy head. Aroma is a blast of hop with floral notes. Taste is a nice hop bitterness mouthfeel with floral and moderate earth tones. Good beer
alexsdad06 (8244) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a small white ring. The aroma is floral and herbal hops, hints of citrus and fruit with some grainy and bready malt. The flavor has a moderate sweetness up front and average bitterness in the finish. The malts are a touch sweeter than the nose. Light notes of honey and citrus. Medium bodied; slightly syrupy. Decent, yet unspectacular IPA.
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.