jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a tight off white head with trailing lace and hazy gold color. Aroma is tangerine/orange/resin, some medium malt. Taste is resin/pine/citrus zest hops bite, some medium malt.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Green Riverfest. Very surprised that this one came together like it did, I’ve only mildly enjoyed PP stuff. Fantastic color, deeper red/dark golden color with white head. The aromas are lively and sharp pine, citrus, and learning that it was whole cone simcoe made it even better. Amazing balance, the hops and malt mingle well from entry to finish, the citrus and floral elements are prevelent and the ABV is hidden well. Best offering outside the Imperial Stout.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A straightforward brutally bitter resinous IIPA. For extreme bitterness lovers only.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Almost clear golden-amber body topped by a small off-white head
In long: The hoppy nose is resinous, coniferous and a bit fruity. Taste is brutally simple. A decent caramelized malt backbone that is overwhelmed by extremely resinous hops and its accompanied sticky intense bitterness. Bitterness level is very high, borderline extreme. Not sure if it boozy or sweet, the resinous bitterness hides everything. I enjoyed the beer, but even a hophead like myself would not drink two in a row. Peoples Pint is such an unusual place, I like going to this little peace & love brewpub, pull out my iPod and claim I come from the future.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub.
Appearance : Pale amber
Aroma : Quite resinous and a bit citrusy. Piny with nice peachy fruits.
Taste : Quite resinous and piny. Finish is quite resinous and a little bit astringent. Light sweet caramel. More caramel on finish. A bit warm too.
Overall : Quite straight forward. Still well done but a bit too bitter/astringent for my taste. Nice hops.
philvil (170) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh at the brewpub. I love the hops. not super sweet just dominated by hops
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/2 pint glass. Deep, tawny unfiltered bronze, slight thick creamy top. Juicy cherry-strawberry nose with some hints of maple and caramel, little hop sharpness. Awesomely complex flavors and mouthfeel, silky smooth but with a langourous smoky/sprucy bite, huge fruity caramel-leather deep central flavor. Slightly syrupy but the well-integrated alcoholic bite helps overcome this...seems closer to a slightly aged barley wine than an IIPA to me, but who cares? It’s great.