VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shiny copper pour with very large but not persistent lacing. Sweet aroma of apples and hops. Very sour and malt forward taste. Pleasantly sour but gets your attention, that’s for sure. Unique and well made, another great one from this little known and underrated brewery.
Hennessyjk (28) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice color and nice head when poured. Easy to drink and we enjoyed tonite with spicy chicken wings and tacos. A very smooth ale.
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johnnnniee (3048) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish copper color with a healthy white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of bready, toffee and caramel malts with just enough floral and earthy hoppiness to keep this fairly balanced. Taste is kind of sweet and a bit heavy on the caramel. Lightly fruity flavor with just a hint of chocolate and enough floral earthy hops to almost counter the sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with a lingering earthy hop bite. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet slick almost syrupy mouthfeel. Nice pale ale, but a little heavy and sweet for the style although I would drink this again.
mcox90 (1719) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a one finger off white head. A bit of weak lacing. Bready, caramel aroma hints at the sweet caramel base to come in the flavor. Also, some floral hop flavors as well, but the malt is dominate. Full, smooth palate with low carbonation. Quite nice, will have to revisit this one.
puboflyons (2640) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a cloudy looking golden amber tone with a foamy head that has great retention. The aroma has a lot of interesting characteristics beginning with pale malts and a touch of caramel sweetness and then swiftly evolving into a earthy-piney hoppiness and grapefruit or other citrus note. The body is medium but rather acidic. The taste is unlike many other pale ales with a slight alcohol burn and even a black licorice kind of character. More hoppy than malty.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five+ finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose and flavor is a decent balance of caramel and hops. Good APA. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from On the Vine. English pint shows a murky amber color with great retention and fluffy lacing sticky all the way down the side. Average carbonation. Big grapefruit nose with bready malt. Taste is nicely balanced with the sweet bread malt and fruity / herbal hops. A bit of a grainy flavor. The hops linger on your palate well after the sip. Finish is mostly a dry texture, yet the hops make me salivate. This is a finely made APA.
BeerandBlues2 (10914) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy amber with a frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, floral and citrus hops with cereal malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
PhatB420 (739) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz into a Newburyport brewing pint from Market Basket somewhere in NH. Pours a nice bright orange shade with fall autumn colors and crisp tan backgrounds. Taste is fruitful, sweet hoppy, and pleasant. Not a superior bite with the hops, but goes down very delightful with a crisp flow of the mild carbination and mix of malts througout. Aroma is sweet, candied mints at times, but sweet sugar at others, then a nice hop slap at others, not conventional, but very appealing. A fun brew to try.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A sweet and grapefruity/floral golden IPA. Decent bits even if a bit too sweet and hops lacking vivacity.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed soon after purchase from a New-Hampshire beer store.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a large off-white head with good retention.
In long: The hoppy nose of low-medium intensity has grapefruits, some pine-tree and some phenols. The hop aroma lets some of the malt sweetness through. Taste is sweet bready malts, a medium toasted sensation and a sweetness that is both caramel and refined white sugars. In mouth the hops taste surprisingly as floral as grapefruity. Bitterness is sharp, of medium intensity and is accompanied by a bit of grapefruity/lemony acidity. Most people would consider this well balanced but personally I would have preferred it less sweet. Currently listed on ratebeer as an APA probably “East Coast Pale”, but really a malt-heavy sweet 7.4% APA? This was clean and easy to drink, a decent effort even if not what I’m looking for in this type of beer. Called “East Coast Pale” because it is made on the east coast, apparently, I live in Montreal and I can’t even find the east coast because my ability to point to all seven cardinal points is considered as “not very good”.