Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source courtesy of Terry and Al, thank you gentlemen! Hazy variegated golden amber color, thick cream colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple. Taste starts sweet, fruity then moderately bitter finish, not over the top. Delicious.
Cakes (349) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden. Not a typical, "Me too" IPA, but not as refined as I would like.Distinct, perhaps the "sweetest" IPA that I have tried
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pizza Boy. Fairly heavy on the bitterness with moderate booze in the background. Enjoy the body could use a lot more hop flavor and aroma.
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Simon. Pours hazy golden with thin head. Notes are creamy marshmallow, caramel malts, piney hops and lots of sugar. Very sweet and cloying. A tad too boozey for me. Medium to full body. Warming
orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving sticky rings of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells of freshly juiced grapefruits, grassy hops, mildly toasted caramel malt and a dash of booze as it warms to room temperature. Fairly well balanced nose, nice.
T - Starts off with a nice grassy hop bite quickly giving way to the strong grapefruit flavor with the sugary sweet malt helping to round things out. A bit of booze comes in as it warms up. Finish is a little sweet with lots of hop bitterness, leaving the palate dried long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel with lots of hop bitterness. Only a touch of the 9.7% shows.
O - A very nice DIPA. It has everything you would want in a DIPA yet it remains well balanced and easy to drink. One of the better hoppy beers Pizza Boy has made to date. Get some while you can.