Beerman6686 (6255) - 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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A basic not-so-refreshing grassy IPA. Decent beer but nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few days after purchase
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: The not-so-aromatic nose has some grass and candied fruits. Taste is grainy malts, candied apples, dried fruits, grass, caramel, citrus fruits, tobacco, earth. The finish had this light tobacco nicotine flavor (like chewing on a cigarette filter) that became a bit annoying at the end of the bottle. Body was soft and the carbonation very smooth. All in all this was well balanced and enjoyable although not very refreshing. I wasn’t too crazy about this. I bought this beer because a gentlemen from Pennsylvania told me it was so good that I would come in my pants and see pink elephants if I drink this beer. Nah, I’m just kidding. There’s no gentlemen in Pennsylvania.
egajdzis (6067) - 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 (5800) - 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.
EithCubes (5557) - 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.
Rciesla (5500) - 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.
cheap (5260) - 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.
markwise (5168) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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%.
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.