PhatB420 (691) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a glass. Pours a amber brown, hobby and thick, with marble. Head is medium, white and clear, sticky lacing clinging all around. Aroma of orange chaffed malts, prominent. Roses, tea, vanilla wafers, crab apple, minimal hops. Taste of thick and chewy malts, sweet tangerine bite, def an English style IPA, orange cascades, small hop punch. Fun for a change of style, a bit sour on the aftertaste, then bitter, then an inviting sweetness. I went back. Not too bad.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wish this was good but the yeast they use totally overwhelms the beer in a bad way. Funky super glue dominates the taste and aroma where the hops donít hold up to the malt in either. Brandy like fruit flavors and super glue with a touch of citrus from the hops but no wow or balance.
ellolovey (475) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a thick frothy ivory head. Sweet aroma of caramel, vanilla, and sugars. Hops donít play well with the sweet malt nose. Not balanced at all. Very malty. Biscuit, caramel, and rough citrus rinds. Not for me.
Funky91Monk (1) - - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite all time beer. The best part of going to upstate ny. Wish I could get it outside of that!
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís on the darker side of the IPA style with a deep orange amber colored body. It has good clarity and a creamy off white head sitting on top. This head is thick and hangs on to the glass leaving thick lace rings at each sip. Overall the nose is fairly light but offers a mild bready and lightly fruity base with a nice balance of citrus and herbal hops. Under that is just a slight hint of mineral. There is a solid bready maltiness with a light fruity sweetness upfront balanced by light hop bitterness. Citrus, herbal, and mild pine like hop notes slowly take over and finish off the flavor profile firmly on the herbal/piney bitter side. This bitterness ligers and sticks for some time on the tongue.
MarkoR (600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden-amber colour with nice white head. Aroma is floral, hops, spices, some malts. Taste is hops, malts. Decent beer.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is minimally hoppy with some caramel malt and light brown sugar. The flavor is pretty poor in the context of the style. Minimally bitter with little hop flavor, more brown sugar and caramel sweetness than hops. Medium bodied with a bit of clingy stickiness and fizzy carbonation. Pretty poor example of what Iím looking for in an IPA.
RichieBoy (41) - Getzville, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear copper color with a on finger off white head that stayed throughout. Aroma was citrus and piney hops and taste was slightly bitter up from with a smooth finish. Nice lacing all the way around and down the glass.
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Jow (2362) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my mix 6 of supermarket beer. Pours Amber with piney nose. Tastes of pine, caramel, malty, some orange peel. Relatively bitter and slight maple syrup on finish.
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Orchard Fresh, Orchard Park, NY. An amber pour with a tight cream head; strangely malty aroma for an IPA; estery, pear-drop taste; and a rather thin body; then a fresh dry finish, with some lingering herbal hops. Not at all what I was expecting, very different from the usual American IPA.