twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep copper color, decent inch or so of off white head that sticks around pretty well and leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Aroma is not promising... loads of sticky caramel sweetness. Faint floral bitterness, but nose is dominated by sweet malt notes. Flavor starts with some light floral bitterness. Hop profile shows that light floral notes, some faint spicy notes, and thatís about it. Sweetness tones down from the nose- more balance shows in the flavor, but all the aspects are weak and lack character. Palate is thin and watery, mildly carbonated, with nothing much on the finish. Overall, a pretty disappointing IPA. Maybe better on tap? Iíd hope so.
BeerSquare (115) - - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid IPA. Does seem to have a lightness to it that you wouldnít necessarily expect, and itís right on the edge of being genuinely hoppy sharp. . . but itís not.
Very good drinkable IPA.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours lightly hazy orange with a lasting off-white head that laces heavily. It has a hop heavy aroma with ample pine and a hint of citrus. The flavor packs some good bitterness but the malt body is a bit underwhelming and the hop complexity suggested by the aroma doesnít come through as well in the flavor. Thatís not to be too harsh. Itís still fairly good.
Bendrixian (949) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colour. pine cones and light malt aroma. medium body, some bitterness on the finish. light.
davidm (1923) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Great IPA. Aromas of grass, caramel, and apricot. Taste has a sweet start, with a bitter bite. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy head.
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White micro head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel, bread and mild resin aromas. Slick with upfront sweet caramel turning flat in the lasting pine finish.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a trading box by The Wheelman. This poured a copper color with and off-white head and light lacing. Nose has a light floral aroma and some odd other odors. Medium body and thin and watery mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter but again there are some odd nuances there that I do not like. I am always anxious to try new beers but this one was not my favorite IPA by a long shot.
jimhilt (2373) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy and yeasty nose. Flavor is mostly hop bitterness, some caramel and yeast. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a medium off white head. Nose is piney and resiny hops with earthy malts. Palate is sticky with a clean finish. Flavor of earthiness, bread and dough, with resiny hop notes.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely leaning towards English-style IPA. Vegetal hops and just a hint of light caramel in the aroma. The flavor has some sweetness up front lingering through to the medium-light bitter finish. OK.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Susep for the bottle! This actually really grew on me. Hazy caramel color. Off white colored head that slowly settles to a fine film. Aroma is dominated by grains with hints of hops. Lots of caramel up front with a peppery hoppy finish.