50belair (3379) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear light Amber pour with a white head. Tangy grapefruit hop notes dominate. Plenty of caramel malts in the mix as well. It’s not going to blow your mind but all in all a pretty solid IPA.
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint outside at the brewery. There’s nothing outrageously interesting about this beer, but that’s also its charm. Dry, clear, and bitter, and really good with some food on a hot day.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Portsmouth. The pour is a dark orangey golden amber with a thin ring of white had that leaves a couple soapy legs of lace. The aroma is just off. There is a ton of malt and a little hop. This isn’t balanced at all. The hops are a bit too sweet. This is just not good. The flavor is just not good. There is so much malt and a lack of hop that I’m a little, well, a lot disappointed. The mouth feel is thick and undercarbonated for an IPA. The aftertaste is lingeringly malt dominated and carries an interesting hop that is just not that great. This one is something else, and that’s not a good thing.
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Portsmouth with koleminer20. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, slight citrus, resin. Appearance is amber golden, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is pine, tropical fruit, slight malt, citrus. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, bitter malt resin aftertaste. Overall, decent but not great.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #29. Keg at the brewpub. Hazy copper, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of floral hops, mango, a cotton candy-ish thing, pale malt. The taste is tropical fruits, mango, citrus, vanilla, grapefruit, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, peach, orange and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. I think this would have been even better if it wasn’t from cask.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pineapple juice edition. A clear one, dark golden in color and topped by a dense, finger-thick off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is grapefruity and piney, with a generic citrus touch and some malts. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, with lots of grapefruity, piney hops and a vague, malty backdrop. It’s full-bodied and soft, with a high level of carbonation for a casked beer. Semi-dry. Lasting hop dominated finish. Really lovely this IPA, sure worth a revisit or three. 150608
sonnycheeba (5075) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, lemon zest, herbs, floral and grassy hops. Flavor is balanced malts and fresh hop bitterness with some citrus esters and faint toast; dry finish with a touch of grassy hops. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours almost clear copper with a frothy off white head. Tastes very hoppy, like a combination of sweet orange and dry pine. Leathery resin aftertaste. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, hops, and light citrus.
Imaena (2189) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a really well done IPA with great balance and serious hop wallop.