OldGrowth (2353) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: ok nose, some orange grapefruit, floral, honey peachy. yellow orange color. clean. ok head that disappeared quickly. Bitter fruity flavor grapefruit, carmel, burnt. Medium bodied sticky bitter dryish finish. Tasty, very drinkable, nothing original, but good engish influence ipa.
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wickenden Pub. Pretty average with a bit more alc. than it needs. Would like this a little mellower.
jkwood04 (2952) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light copper with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and lightly nutty malts with floral and light citrus hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the new brewery. This is the fourth out of four samples the poured as part of the tour. The pour some good sized samples here! As for the beer... the aroma and flavor of the Cascades are well noticable having brewed with them often. Distinct citrus and spice notes. Color is a medium orange-yellow. Crisp, slightly sticky finish. Would not be my first choice on a hot summer day, but otherwise a well-made IPA.
rosenbergh (5619) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. From Newport, RI.
Clear amber colour with small to average sized white head.
Caramel malt sweetness and exotic fruity hops in tempting aroma.
Bitter citrus hops, lingering American hops, grapefruit and some maltiness in deliciously balanced flavour. Excellent tasty IPA. Very good for a Summer Ale.
rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The citrus aroma jumps right at you. Loaded with hops. Has a very thin head and the color is a deep copper. Very active carbonation. Has a citrus sour taste. A mild bitter aftertaste. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had as and I’m not a huge fan of the style to begin with and this one isn’t too bad.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Color is dark clear caramel brown. Very bubbly with very think foamy white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and piney hops. Taste is the same as aroma, however more piney hops follows thru the sip, leaving a bitterness in the finish and the mouth dry. Not a fan. Not what I think of when the label says “Summer Ale”. Very disappointed to find out that it was an IPA.
AirForceHops (2379) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, purchased @ Nikki’s Liquors in Providence, RI. Hazy orange in color. Thick full, fluffy head. Good retention and lacing down the pint glass. Smell of malt and light citrus hops. Taste follows the nose. The front end of the sips gives piney hops leading to light caramel malt in the background. Medium body. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Very mild, light and smooth. Some good drinkability. I actually like this IPA. And it was unexpected for an summer ale.
rman18 (309) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is different then most summer ales. When I think summer ale I think of wheat beers, but this is full ipa with a fair amount of hops. Out of bottle.
rocbyter (1832) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate hop aroma with a light amount of malt. Clear orange color with a small white head. Sweet floral hop beginning with a sharp bitter finish.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on block island. Pours a light copper color with a small off white head. Nose is hoppy and bready, floral hops. Palate is medium with a refreshing light carbonation. Flavor is citrusy with some bready notes and a refreshing finish.