Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An opaque orange beer with dissipating yellow head. Smells piney and spicy with bread on the side. Nice yeast presence. Taste is more mellow malts than bitter hops. Really more like a regular pale with the higher proof of a typical IPA. Strangely sweet finish. Medium bodied and oily. Decent enough, but I probably wouldn’t get it at a bar.
probstblueribbon (3300) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 fl oz bottle from Bear World (Watertown), served cool in a tulip glass. 26DE11.
App.: Clear deep amber with a nice light tan froth.
Aroma: Burnt sugar, dark toast crust, sweet caramel, some dark dried fruits, a strange tang, slightly green, sorta floral/medicinal, maybe it’s a little infected?, some Sauvignon Blanc/extremely dry white wine, slightly peppery, hints of cola-like herbals, odd.
Palate: Medium+ body, restrained, somewhat sloppy effervescence.
Flav.: Peppery, green, soapy, caramel, brown sugar, a bit medicinal, Sauv. Blanc, green (again), a touch fruity, still odd; dry with decent bitterness and a strange candle wax, earthy, slightly malty, possibly infected finish.
kaser (4087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Musty citrus smell. Similar taste. Didn’t enjoy this at all. Bitter bland blah. I haven’t found an organic beer I like yet so it might be a sign
dagimp (829) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12 oz into a pint glass. Some head, perhaps about 2 inches or so. minor lacing, but not much. Aroma is mild and unremarkable. Mouthfeel is overcarbonated. Taste is more like an apa, than an IPA. Pretty lemony hops. Meh, much better IPAs out there. Kudos for being organic though.
gunnfryd (12429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, citrus, pine, malt. Flavour is hop, citrus, peaches, pine , malt. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and light pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mildly citric nose with cat pee and sweat sock traits. Malt is swampy, twangy, tastes a lot like a beginner homebrew IPA. Sweetish finish with not enough bittering hops. Hazy amber, dull, smallish head.
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber color out of the bottle with a thin, whispy white head. Some perfumy and citrus hop notes in the nose. Strong malty backbone of stale bread with lots of grapefruit rind and applesauce flavors. Pretty standard IPA.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Matunuck Oyster Bar - Matunuck, RI. Dank, rich, lemony aroma that nicely highlights the Amarillo and Simcoe in a way that I enjoy. Flavors are solid too, although I think the coarse Nugget bitterness comes on a little strong. This is very drinkable and surprised me. The hoppiness was at a flavor level that I would seek out and it wasn’t too sweet nor too flawed.
BrewIPA (92) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy copper/gold with citrus aroma and wonderful hop taste. Very fresh tasting, medium body. A nice smooth IPA.