migwell (209) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing offering from Lefty’s poured into an English pub glass. Weak flavored, mild tasting, not overly malty and certainly not bitter or especially hoppy, I find little to recommend in this one. Once again, I find myself questioning whether I’m rating the style,rather than the brew. This may be a more accurate representation of an English IPA than so many other stronger and hoppier brews, but I just don’t find it very interesting at all.
bbbeer (637) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange-brown. Ok but somewhat weak aroma of pine. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Flavor is on the sweet side, there is some piney and citrusy hops. It’s on the sweet side, balance is decent but perhaps because neither the hops or malt stand out much. Still, drinkable with nothing particularly offensive about it.
mrhopsbeertalk (270) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a noticeably weak offering even though labelled ’English Style’ IPA. The aroma and flavor are nothing but cereal and caramel malts and the body is overly thin. This is a Golden Ale and a mild one at that...
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not hoppy enough for my tastes... Decent flavor and smooth though... Just needs a hoppier flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grassy flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Theydon_Bois (14996) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting (thanks Chris) 18/11/12.
Lightly hazed golden with a thin white head.
Subdued nose, some apple notes, light hops, a little piss.
Tastes of hops, but again no big hit, fruits, a little caramel.
Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation.
Pretty average IPA, a little on the bland side - wouldn’t revisit.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a huge white and creamy head. Aroma is light greasy and grapefruity hoppy. Light peachy and mild grapefruity. Mild bitter and lingering fruity finish.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the cabin, NH. Pours clear, classic gold with a moderate, white foam head. Nose holds lots of sugary malts, hints of honey and straw. Flavor is medium to heavy sweet with some strong orange, light marmalade, light bitterness of juicy hay, hints of lightly toasted sugars, very faint pine, light dough. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Sticky finish mostly from sugars, not much resinous hops, more deep and sweet citrus, lightly ripened, pervasive bready malts, hints of caramel. It’s just too damn sugary sweet, with not nearly enough bitterness to offset. I’ve noticed this characteristiv in several of the Lefty’s beers, where it seems like not all of the sugars have been fermented out. I’ll have to try these fellas again next time I’m in MA to see if the beers have improved.
CamdenD (1135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Perhaps an older bottle -- tastes of a mild golden ale (see Steel Rail -- BBC). Little noticeable hops anywhere. Color is piss yellow. Taste and aroma are certainly drinkable. That’s it. Will have to try again however.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours a big foamy light tan head with hazy gold color (once the full bottle is poured. The carbonation is way high (probably around 3volumes). I will rate this after having swirled out much of the excess carbonation. Aroma is fruit-peach/mango, light malt. Taste is fruit-peach/mango/pine hops, sweet light malt. Maybe I should adjust to 1.0 to offset IPAdad and earthtones.