bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours light amber gold with a foamy/creamy 2 finger off-white head. Aroma is floral with some mild citrus and a little caramel. Mouthfeel is rather lush. Flavor is very floral/citrus and almost hides the caramel. Quite hoppy, though not burningly bitter, and with time there’s some graprefruit rind detectible. Good stuff.
AWISLguy (1660) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought from Vermont by Grandpa Bill - thanks! Pours a foamy yellowish-orange with a lot of floaties. Aroma is faintly oranges with bread dough and wheat. Taste is a bit citrusy, sweet and light with some more of that straw/wheatiness. Finishes very light with some bitterness.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I normally like most of the Long Trail beer, but this unfiltered IPA didn’t do much for me. Rather bland with a funky aftertaste. I wouldn’t drink this again.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy light orange color with a small, foamy, stark white head. Lots of carbonation action. The nose has a bit of pine, solvent, grain, and light fruitiness. That solvent note carries through in the taste where there is some pine, florals, and light graininess. This brew is very astringent. Light to medium body with medium carbonation and an eerie fruity astringent finish. Aside from an odd taste, this has a strange mouthfeel. Skip this one.
adeussing (2) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tops in my book. Perfection in a bottle. Easy to drink, flavorful IPA that will keep you coming back to the beer store for more.
Foxbush (1461) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my first unfiltered IPA. It poured with a frothy head that filled the glass. The lacing ran up and down the glass. The ale lacked some body and the bitter taste of the hops was balanced and smooth through the finish. It is an interesting ale to tatse and compare but not one that I would keep in my refrigerator.
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Murky glowing orange, thin lacy off-white head. On the heavier side of medium bodied, quite a nice session IPA. Lots of citrus..grapefruit, orange, lemon..maybe a touch of ginger in the finish. Mellow but lots of fresh, assertive, hop character. A solid East Coast IPA.
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into glass. Poured a very light golden color, cloudy (unfiltered as advertised). Head dissipated fairly quick. Light sweetness for an IPA. Tasted more raw- prob b/c of the unfiltered. Light body, thin. Abrupt finish; Reminds me like one of my old homebrews. This a low hoppyness/bitterness IPA. One of the more sweeter than bitter IPAs I’ve had.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy orange with a medium white head, leaving spotty lacing. Flat, doughy aroma with some citrusy hop scents . Flavour of citrus hops and not much else. Sub par IPA.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: snifter. pours a clear mostly yellow color with a orange hue. yellowish-white head with a low retention rate and light lacing.
S: weird aroma, almost smells like epoxy...seriously. mild sweet malt aromas, with a nice tangy hop smell taking over.
T: very mild flavor. it tastes like the hop flavors have been dropped out, could be an old bottle, but there are no date on the bottle. mild malt flavor with an equally mild hop flavor...tastes like a hoppy kolsch.
M: low body with a moderate carbonation level. smooth and crisp, but seems watery.
D: I think that this was an old bottle, based on other reviews. But I could be wrong(it was acquired in a recent trade). I could drink several of these, even with the off flavors.