FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a ruby caramel color with a large khaki head. The aroma was fruity, floral and lightly piney hops. The flavor was bitter, tart, fruity and piney with a floral hop undertone and light sweet malts. The finish is short and hoppy. Nice.
Beerman6686 (5833) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a nice amber color with a large white head. Aroma was nice medium amount of floral and citrus hops but nothing too crazy. Flavor was much the same at the beginning a nice blend of different types of hops, but unfortunately the bitterness fades quickly into a rather bland biscuty finish.
egajdzis (5783) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a lightly hazy, amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, dank herb, amarillo, pine, toast, and some caramel as well. Taste of pine, citrus fruits, light toffee, grass, and a raw, grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Pretty freakin hoppy.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is bright and citrusy with lots of fresh hops and a moderate caramel malt base that has a touch of toastiness. The flavor is rather bright and citrusy as well with some nice grapefruity notes. A little more malt backbone than the Mt Nittany Pale, and not quite as floral. Still quite drinkable though, and not sweet at all. Medium bodied, a touch of chewiness in the texture with moderate fizzy carbonation. I really like the aggressiveness of the hops here while maintaining the 5% alcohol. Good beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well served very cold this beer is awesome. A honey amber body with a white head. Rich pine and citrus with a nice full hoppy honey character. As it warms the caramel comes out a bit more and its less impressive.
EithCubes (5377) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Deep red-orange body with a slim beige head. Orange and Cascade-forward hoppy nose, seemingly gentler than their Double D. Taste is extremely bitter and resinous and dry, puckered my mouth at the beginning, and there’s residual violence on my tongue at the end. Medium-full body with lasting bitterness and fizzy carbonation. A little too far.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ottos. I had thought this was going to be stronger than 5%? Pours a nice medium copper with a nice lasting tight white head and good lace. Aroma is fruity, light tropical notes, lots fo citrus- grapefruit, some lemon and good pine needle character. Flavor has a good light malt backbone, with a strong resinous, pine and citrus hop, and a really good raw hop bitterness- ends a bit tacky and harsh from the hops which was nice. Good clean long finish- very easy drinking. I still think it must be higher than 5%.
markwise (5013) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours amber gold with a nice white head. Nose is sweet malt with noticeable tart citrus, honey, pine, and and some floral hops. Flavor is pine with tart grapefruit. Lots of malt and a bitter bite. Interesting.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight caramel, and a hint of grapefruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter. Tastes of hops, malts, slight toasting, slight herbs, and slight caramel. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish.
cheap (4889) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. 12 oz bottle of rude ipa, certainly on style as far as I’m concerned. Clear and a little darker than a pale lager. Big hoppy aroma. Taste is of course over the top hops but it is a little dull. Surprisingly, it does have some creamy carbonation, something I’m not used to in a strong ipa. Finish? Bitter long medicinal feel. Again, on style.