randomblitz (1) - USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Only available on tap, so bring your growler! Much nicer than Long Hammer, has beautiful copper/amber colour and nice lacy foam. Aroma is hoppy as an IPA should be, but flaour is not overpowering with hops as Long Hammer is, but hoppy enough for any regular IPA drinker. Which they bottled this instead of the Long Hammer as I think it’s a much better product, but I satisfy my cravings by living nearby the Portsmouth, NH brewery.
Goodgrief (1796) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paleish amber pour with nice lacing. The aroma was earthy and funky. The malt profile was rather fruity with some toasty biscuity caramel flavors with a moderate level of bitterness present. Hops were piney and earthy. An okay beer.
AirForceHops (3309) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Hammer is good, this is BETTER! , has beautiful copper/amber color and nice lacy foam. Aroma is hoppy like any IPA, but flavor is not overpowering with hops. A LOT smoother then you would think, I think it’s a much better product, then the standard Long Hammer but because of the Alcohol content and the brewing process, it will never be bottled, too bad. But if you are the area, get this on tap.
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 On tap at the Cattaqua Public House summer 07. Poured copper nice white head turns to thick lace.
Hoppy spruce aromas fill your nose
.sweet almost citrus flavor nice hoppy bitter finish
Clean crisp mouthfeel
I drank this beer all summer at the cataqua might even cry when they finish it up hopefully the barlywine is as good