Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, nice APA aroma - balanced, not over-the-top. Caramel, toast, medium hoppy, medium sweet. Bitter, sweetish. One of the best brewpub examples of the style that has largely been rode hard and put up wet. Candied at times. Prominent orange, toast in the finish.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly cloudy copper with a thin white head. Citric, piny, and grapefruit aroma with caramel and fruity malt notes. Some pineapple. Mighty bitter taste with pine and citric notes. Overly hoppy with very little balance.
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Juart from a growler. Pours a clear amber color with a thick eggshell head and excellent lacing. The nose is a sweet cotton candy with some floral and pine notes, but not a lot of real bitterness. The flavor has a lot of caramel malt and toffee. The hop flavor is piny and spicy. A medium body with some oily texture that leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
After taking in the weak aroma of stale hops and seeing the flat bubble-less orange pour, I thought I was going to be let down. Well as far as IPAs go, I was, but for this brewer and compared to the aroma it was great. Taste was light malt in the front with very little carbonation. The aftertaste, though, is when you are hit by hops so big you would think you were drinking an IIPA. Very nice finish. Would like to try this again.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Pour House. I agree with Nate. This is a really good find as far as IPAs go. Hazy amber caramel, off white head. Aroma is tangerine/floral. Flavor is tangerine/floral; bitter and crisp, yet not too peaty.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Old Wylie’s IPA
hazy dark amber, wispy beige head,
light sweet crystal aroma with a light hops,
lots of hop flavor, sweet caramel malt provides great balance, long tasty bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
dpjuart (1033) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 Draft sample at the brewpub. Medium amber color. Very floral, citrus hop nose. All hops all the way on this one. It not overpowering, infact, very well balanced start to finish. Very clean. Hints of oak throughout, but not overpowering. It compliments the hop character very well. Dig it. I dig it a lot. I’m a fan.
4/15/08 Needed a chance to re-rate this one. Pours orange/amber with an off-white head, great lacing, especially for a growler pour. Nose is flowery and citrus hops, sweet and sticky malt. Medium to full mouthfeel with good balance of caramel and toffee wit ha slight earthy taste and bit citrus and floral flavor. Lots of bitter towards the end, over taking the tastebuds in the finish and well into the after. It lingers for a while. Delicious. Very nice IPA.
cheap (3748) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Please ignore my numbers, I rate by how I enjoy them and I don’t care for hoppy IPA. You ask, then why did I taste? Well, because it was there. THis is as good example of an IPA that I have tasted, has all the good attributes. It is a little darker than you typical IPA, kinda orange brown. Bitter medicinal syrupy qualities coat the inside of your mouth. Like chewing on green grapefruit rinds? Give this a try, will not disappoint. Certainly a good example of an IPA. Finish is bitter lingering that lasts and lasts.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer pours a golden color with a small white head. There is a light flowery hop aroma. The flavor is moderately flowery and fruity hops and grows a bit dry on the finish.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at brewery. Medium amber reddish body with thin foamy lacing head. Starts with big juicy hops, fresh with grapefruit and resin. Good sweet malt with light caramel and biscuit. Finish is a big bitter chomp, dry, with a lasting bitter coating to the tongue. Medium body with medium carbonation. Floral hops nose with fresh grapefruit oil and resin. Really nice balance and goes down a bit too easily. Very nice IPA. It’s a refreshing step back from the IIPAs that are showing up more and more.