Drake (10850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #27. Keg at the brewpub. Hazy orange, large creamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of tropical fruits, grapefruit zest, mild pine, pale malt. The taste is grapefruit, tropical fruit, caramel malt, a bit of a tannic note. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
JBPortland (1257) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewery, pours clear orange with foamy head. Nose is pineapple, citrus, punchy grassy tropical fruit. Taste is light malt, herbal grassy lemon and tropical pineapple, pine sap, resin, medium-low bitterness. Finish is mild bitterness, lasting sticky greens and lemon citrus juice. Pretty nice.
thornecb (4926) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep hazy gold into a shaker. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Apricot and pine aromas. Soft with roasted nuts and caramel upfront turning spicy before the lasting resin finish.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub: Orange with a white ring of head. Clean grainy simple aroma. Light toasted barley. Light body. A touch of toasted light crystal malt and a touch of grassy hops. Simple, one dimensional.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
copper pour at the brewery with an offwhite head. aroma is earthy, bitter, fresh, light but creamy mouthfeel. flavor is subtle, not knock your socks off bitterness. But the flavors work for me, earthy resinous local hop variety, some light orange rind bitterness, and a bit of caramel/crackery maltiness. nice easy drinking
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ he pub. Pours a light tan head that laces with copper color. Aroma is fresh citrus hops, medium malt. Taste is fresh citrus hops, medium malt, bitter finish. OK/mild carbonation.
dogfish120love (1048) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is faint for an ipa and slightly earthy. The appearance is a burnt orange with minimal lacing. the boy is maltier than usual and the palate is a bit watery. An easy drinking IPA with locally grown hops from a great brewpub
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, Iím a big fan of the Brewery and of all Centennial based IPAís. This was disapponting. Expecting something like SN Celebration...um, no. Well, it could have been SN Celeb...watered down. Really weak, watery and bland in all regards. I almost canít believe it. So disappointing. It was almost like they messed up the recipe or something. Got a little better as it warmed, but still underwhelming.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a deep auburn with honey orange folds. The head is minimal and off white. It shows little retention and lace but a nice hop oil sheen remains like a film across the top of the glass!
Smell: Super dank hop oil over a bed of dark earthy malty goodness.
Taste: Wow this is a fantastic tasting brew. Loads of fresh cascade and centennial hops in a red style ale! Barely any bitterness despite the massive hop flavor!
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get by but I would like some more carbonation!
Drinkability: I could and would love to drink this all day!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-30-2009
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby/coppery color with deep dark burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger foamy yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing.
Earthy floral hop aroma with some dank oily notes and subtle citrus as well as a prominent caramel malt scent. Slightly biscuity with a bit of toasted nut. Iím not sure how old the bottle is but itís not smelling as fresh and/or hoppy as I expecting.
Chewy resinous mouthfeel with some fresh earthy floral hops. Slightly creamy body with a slightly roasted caramel malt back bone that provides some nice balance. Hints of biscuit, toast and roasted nut. The malt presence is a little heavier than I prefer but the dry bitter hops still shine through. You can still taste how fresh the hops are and while they are most dominant up front, the pleasant dry bitter flavor lingers throughout into a slight dry finish. The ABV is very well masked without even the slightest alcohol warmth, making it very drinkable.