MarkBarnes (390) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dec. 3, 2011; 22 oz. bomber. Well-carbonated, malty, sudsy IPA with a slightly-out-of-control pour. Bready; grassy; a bit sticky. Superior palate & great balance that lets the malt come through. Quite enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (2675) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy glossed over orange color with a slim one finger white foamy head that dissipated decently in a nice way. Lacing was decently stringy and messy.
The smell started off with a decent earthy to semi-grassy sweet hops running into a sly caramel backbone.
The taste pretty much copied the smell and had a decent sweet malty backbone leading to the semi-earthy and becoming slightly citrus (and English-esque) in the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is sly and carries the harshness just enough but stays back to allow the bitterness to take the lead.
Overall, good as an English IPA, is that what its supposed to be????, Iím not sure....
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Meditrina. Orange with head lace and dense with tiny suspended yeasties. Mild orangy aroma with some brown sugar. Medium orangy sweetness with some grassy grains long herbal and orangy bitterness. Medium body. Fairly high internal carbo. Decent enough.
jb (2480) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral hops in the nose, and very grainy grassy body. Not my favorite IPA in the last decade. Anne liked it. On tap at Tap and Mallet.
ScipioA (382) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Penny orange body with a little haze and a creamy tan head. The aroma is faint herbal hops. Flavor is light honey and floral hop that reminds me of some English kow-key ales. Slight bitterness. Flavor is pretty watery. Well balanced body at least. Itís fine.
RyanK (250) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can Best buy date 12/13 so fresh as well. Lighter orange color, white head frothy and slow to dissipate, plenty of carbonation and appears unfiltered. Very weak aroma I can kind of pick up some pine hops. Taste like regular beer more than anything, malt dominates the hops which really donít bring a lot of bitterness. So English malt heavy with tastes more skunky and alcoholish than normal. Dissappointed
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow no nose. Estherís and creamy yogurt. A touch of banana with a woody pine needle and clove finish
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This did not strike as something worth trying again. A pretty basic IPA with off hop flavors.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Brewpub. Pours orange with a thin white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Definitly less hoppy and less interesting than the ESB. Not a lot on the nose. Has some fruitiness on the tongue. Finishes clean with no bitterness. Eh.
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours muddy amber orange with off white head. Nose/taste of citrus rind, caramel malt, earth and ripe fruit. Medium body. Finishes a bit grainy with some bitter overripe fruit. Very malt forward - a bit too malty/grainy.
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. Amber with an off white head. Grains, lemon and grapefruit hops, bit of resin, caramel, earthy. Moderate carbonation, mild body, bitter with a hint of malt sweetness.