LinusStick (2625) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (2397) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Not a lot of aroma. The taste is full of grapefruit but not much else. Finishes clean. I’ve had this beer like 40 times before. I’m kind of getting bored with this style.
Fratto (2348) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from thirdeye11. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a little malt, nutty, and soft. Taste is old veggies, malt, almonds, astringent, and roasted.
keepersj12 (2275) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent IPA. Nothing real special just an all around good beer. Well balanced with a dry finish.
MrBunn (2243) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. So this is the first beer I have ever poured that was all head. In disbelief, I stood back slightly and looked at the glass for any signs of an orangish liquid at the bottom... not a millimeter to be found! Aromas are OK, but pedestrian. A bit of funk (was this one infected?) with some grainy malts and light hops. Flavor was similar and it just tasted like and IPA that rode around in the back of the truck for the summer. Malt with a little bit of hops and a slightly skunky old edge to it. I’ll try this again, but I’m a little saddened that this isn’t the new Holy Grail of IPA’s.
Dixonian (1486) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11.
Burnt orange color with lots of white head. Citrus hop aromas - pretty well balanced with enough malt to tame the bitterness. Not a bad IPA that I’d drink again.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Hazed amber brown color. One and a half fingers of creamy off-white head with average retention and a good bit of lacing.
4.0 S: Pretty good aroma. Equal mixture of hops and malts. Malts offer a good bit of toffee and caramel to a lesser extent. Hops are citrusy and earthy with orange being more apparent. A bit of Chinook-like cat piss and yeastiness too. Pretty good.
3.5 T: Earthy and refreshing. Moderate-heavy bitterness, earthy hops with some citrus and pine, and caramel and toffee malts. Yeastiness is a bit heavy handed, but otherwise pretty good.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is just a tad bity. Could be a bit creamier and a bit less chewy yeast.
3.5 D: Not a bad beer, but I’d prefer it to be a bit cleaner. I like yeastiness to a degree, but this is a tad too much for this beer
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.
roder60 (1257) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber brown color with nice foamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel and citrus - pretty typical there. Flavor has a nice sweet caramel base with slight roastiness and good grapefruit citrus flavor. Lots of bitter hoppiness. Really good ipa.
kassner (1224) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA at the Pour House on the Northside. Slightly cloudy, Golden color, Not a lot of aromatic types but plenty of crisp bitter taste and full mouth.