Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dull dark amber pour with thin ring of tan head. Didn’t think the bottle was that old, but apparently this one was. Old hops, a little stale. Big malt profile. Not bad, but not what I had hoped for. Guess this one needs to be drank immediately after it is brewed!
obguthr (5259) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barley malt aroma. Clear dark copper, headless. Malt and dried leaves. Alcohol is noticeable. Drinks like an amber, perhaps a pale ale, but a little too dark. I hardly would call it an IPA as it lacks much of a hop presence, save for a subtle green leafiness in the finish. Decent beer though
wmubronco1992 (686) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ambe. Medium sized off white head. Nice lacing. Very understated aroma. Flavor is mild pine and caramel, but also very understated. Nice bitter aftertaste. Based on the name I was expecting something much hoppier. I wouldn’t have guessed this was even an IPA. Much more like a Pale Ale. However even with the unusual classification I have to admit that this beer was extremely drinkable. Everything is balanced very nicely. Could drink quite a few of these.
bubbleflubber (2134) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber pour (deep hue), with a 1-finger retentive eggshell head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is of wet hops, some slightly dank basement, a hint of minerals and light malt. Flavors are not overwhelming, but not without substance either. Some light pepper and biscuit flour, with citrus, rind, peel and zest, light dankness, some minerals and copper in there, finishing with a lemon and spruce bitter. The body is on the lighter side, without a large mouthfeel and decently carbonated palate. Certainly doesn’t make a huge impression for the genre, but stands on its own and makes for a very nice offering.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to SS for this! Clear copper pour airy off white and drippy lace. Aroma is grainy with hints of pine. Flavor follows suite . Dry finish
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper with a short, thick beige head. Aroma is spicy hops, grains, sweet malt and caramel. Taste is big caramel and spicy hops, wet hops, sweet malt, hops resins and light fruit notes. Body is medium with a slick, oily feel and soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, spicy and oily hops, sweet malt, earthy notes and dried fruit.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, caramel colored with a long-lasting creamy white head that dresses the glass. Spicey and piney hops in the aroma and caramel malt in the nose. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, and a lasting finish. Flavor balanced more toward the malt, but clear spicey hop flavor, and a grassy and lightly bitter finish.
coolfunnj (344) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
grassy resiny and floral hops hit the nose along with a corny macro like scent..good looking a clear iced tea like color sea-foamish head with lacing..tasty with bitter hops giving a tangy quality slight citrus flavor too smooth maltiness way in the back light carbonation bitter dry aftertaste a bit one dimensional but not as bad if you like hoppy beers
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper with a thin rocky tan topper, fading quickly and leaving streaks of lace. Aroma is hoppy but not overpowering. Pine and citrus are backed up by biscuitty and bready malt. Taste is a tad vegetal with floral hops and some pine and some malt in the background. Falls short of mad hatter in almost every phase. Some sweetness comes through along the way but I just can’t escape the vegetal character. I’m a fan of New Holland, but they swung and missed a bit on this one.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit/orange. Taste is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Light-medium body.