thornecb (4712) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber into a shaker. White conglomerate head with excellent retention leaves slight sheets as it slowly recedes. Pine and weed aromas. Sweet malt upfront turning quickly to a bitter, astringent weed resin finish.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Nice copper color with floral and pine aromas. Nice flavors of pine and citrus, very hoppy but smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Has some lingering bitterness in the finish that is offset with some malt backbone. Nice.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours medium copper color with a nice foamy head. Nice citrus and floral hop aroma. Nice bitterness that does not over power the body of caramel and slight bit of yeast. Bitterness fades into the malty body. Does not leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Very nice IPA. Not trying to make you have bitter beer face, but a nice solid IPA all the same.
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a mediocre IPA. It was a little watery but i was also drinking other heavily hopped beers and that may have caused the disturbance.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit, light pine and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. Grapefruit, pine, and caramel lingers.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Fresh bottle, re-rated. And from my experience, fresh is the ONLY way to go with this beer.
Golden yellow pour with a decent head.
Nose shows a lot of fruit notes, some sharp citrus and some sweeter, tangerine-ish stuff. Promises lots of hop character without much else.
Flavor follows on that, and doesnít disappoint. Loads of citrus flavor, and sharp citrus bitterness that finishes clean. Tangerines and oranges round out hop flavors. Mild sweetness, with a solid body held up by mild caramel and toffee. Clean, smooth, good finish.
Overall a superb IPA- if fresh. If not... falls apart fast.
tekhna (118) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 I think this is a really underrated IPA. Especially at the prices you can get it at in Ithaca! Itís a session IPA, if you can call it that at 8% abv. Lots of grass, some pine, some grapefruit, but not a ton. The malt bill isnít overly thick, and itís nicely bittered, but not too bitter. This is a damn fine IPA completely in fitting with the style. Which might be why itís so underrated.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and hoppy and juicy hops too. Great on tap. Citrus and piney hops. Malt sweetness helps balance it out but it definitely is hop dominant and biiter too right through the finish and sticks with you for a bit.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at GL. Pour is a golden amber with 2finger white head. Aromas strong of floral hops, resin, and sweet fruits. Flavor is a hop bomb! Nice citrus, piney, and floral hops. Very easy drinking at 8%. Awesome!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle an extra in a trade. Pours a golden body with a white head. Citrus pine and light spicy hop resins. A light caramel malt body finishes bitter and slightly cloying.