cheap (4425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at the philly brewpub. IPA floral hop aroma. Clear reddish orange in color. Alky flavors greet the taste buds. This is listed as an amber, but I bet it would qualify as an IPA in many beer rating circles. Ooooh boy, quite bitter. However, the bitterness does not hang as with IPA, it seems to be a bit more controlled with manners. Very little carbonation. Quite strong hops. Alky finish on the palate for a while. You know you are drinking a beer with ABV near 7%.
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice beer. The color was ruby/coppery. The aroma was of buttery caramel malt, fruit (berries, melon), and some red wine. The flavor was very fruity, with a semi-sweet red wine element coupled with more fruit as it warmed. Medium palate heft. This is a very unique, and refreshing style. Try this with strawberry shortcake for a nice treat.