rocbyter (1830) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate to strong citrus hop aroma. Slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head and a little bit of lacing. Bitter hop flavor with hints of malt comming though in the middle and finish. Creamy palate.
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber with a thin white head. Huge hop boquet. Huge hop flavor with a sweet carmel background. Medium mouth feel. Great IPA
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another good showing from Ithaca. Easy drinking mild IPA, good hops body and better hops finish but pale compared to it’s ’red ale’ for hops flavor.
boobunny (8) - Getzville, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Floral scent, I didn’t think I would like it because of the hippy name; however, from the first taste I was extremely impressed. You could taste oranges, spice, and others that I could not identify. Medium caramel color, and definitely on my list of favorites.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow...I can’t believe this rated so low with everyone. Great IPA. This reminds me of the IPAs I liked when I first started enjoying craft beer. I didn’t know stories behind them...I didn’t know any facts about the brewer, I just knew they tasted damn good. Aroma of grass and hops. Pour was a light gold with a nice 2 finger white head. Taste was dry and bitter hoppy. Grassy hops with some citrus aftertones. Very little to no malt. I love these light colored IPAs that focus on hops and don’t try to be too extreme.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(KSq07, draft) Clear amber body atop off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple/floral. Taste is medium sweet, pineapple/grapefruit, light caramel. Quite bitter, fairly dry finish. Medium body, some resin.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from both sample at the brewpub and numerous pints from a growler. Lightly hazy light amber in color, medium lasting head. Aroma is alot of floral and citrus hops, orange- the nose is quite potent, hops pretty much cover up any malts. Taste is highly hopped, with alot of citrus and floral character. Light to medium bodied, with a lasting bitterness throughout. It gets a bit watery on the palate, but other than that, this was a very good IPA, definitely above average. With the low ratings on this beer, I am thinking perhaps maybe the bottles don’t hold up too well...
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and the hop character is subdued compared to Ithaca’s other beers. I was expecting something like Cascazilla and got a more perfumey incense-like brew. I know the label has the 60s look but I swear there is a floral hint of incense in here along with cologne. As far as its an IPA, its pretty textbook with some psychedelic stuff going on.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ David Copperfield’s in NYC. Courtesy of super cool beer manager/bartender Joey. Pours amber with a weird interesting head. Aroma is light and slighty hoppy. Taste is very sweet and drinkable with a crisp hoppy tasty. Damn smooth, nice.
McGarnigle (519) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle from summer 12-pack. Pours goldenrod color with decent head. The aroma is very prominent and citrusy. The taste follows up with grapefruit and a bit floral. I could feel some of the alcohol warmth, although I wouldn’t of guessed this was 7%. Body is medium-to-light. I think this is the best of the four from the summer pack (Pils, Apricot Wheat and Partly Sunny being the others.)