bp (720) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a clear golden amber color with a frothy white head, light floral hop aroma, taste is mildly hoppy, just a touch bitter and pretty smooth. A nice IPA.
agl108 (658) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Teresaís Next Door. Poured clear, light amber with creamy bone white head that left solid rings of lace. Started with notes of caramel then finished with a moderate citrus profile. Respectable hop/malt balance. Pretty toned down for an IPA, but very sessionable. Better than its rating to date.
HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear amber with soapy white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Good malt backbone with pine and citrus hop flavors. Medium body with a slightly bitter finish. Decent IPA.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I took a Philly variety case with me on a camping trip this past weekend and this beer was flat out the best in the case. Very tasty with a good balance of floral hops with a nice malty backbone. Went down smooth with a little heat at the end. Great label too!
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic malty version of the IPA style. Nice easy drinking, but hoppy enough for your West Coast IPA style fans. Very good for a introduction of the style to novices, all around good beer from the Bartons. Cheers to my hometown brewery.
JFGrind (1715) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this more of an English style than American style IPA. Bitterness is evident, but not over-the-top. I enjoyed Newbold IPA. Happily consumed @ a Memorial Day party with all four Philadelphia Brewing Coís brands in the coolers. This placed third in the race to drink all the PBC beers present that day due to its low demand among macro beer drinkers.
hopdog (7658) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear amberish / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus (oranges), spicy hops, and some floralness. Tastes of citrus and light caramel. Some lacing left on the glass. Light bitter finish.
TomDecapolis (4223) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium foamy off white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of iced tea, floral, light citrus and some caramel/nuts. Flavor of caramel, lemon, light pine, some hop flavor but generally toned down for an IPA. Bitterness seemed about right, but for an IPA this one missed the mark.
GuilTTy (718) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
picked up a 6 pack of these at Canalís near Princeton and Iím just now trying to figure out what to do with the remaining five. Looks OK in the glass with a clear medium amber hue and light khaki head. This train started to wreck when I let the beer get too close to my face. Aroma of musty basements and stale hops. Unfortunately, there were no surprises after that. Poorly balanced and generally unpleasant. No malt to speak of. Thin texture and unremarkable finish. Should be named Newmold IPA.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep coppery pour with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is piney hops, caramel malt, some fruit, pineapple. The palate is fairly rich, around medium in heft, with a solid pineapple/pine needle hop flavor matched by decent amounts of malt. This one isnít a world-beater, but it is not too shabby at all.