artmcd8 (1078) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured on tap at a bar at Hidden Valley snow tubing. Ok IPA. Too bitter. Too thin.
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dpjuart (1029) - 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.
bth122 (1026) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz sample draft. Clear, copper color. Light head. Some Citrus/floral hop aroma, some caramel notes. Ave carbonation. Bitter finish. Not bad
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review #800- thought I would go local with a brewpub that recently started bottling! I’ve had this on-tap before but was pretty excited to see a bottled sixer at GE Market District.
A- Body is a nearly transparent rich amber hue. Pours with a foamy 2-3 finger off white slightly rusty head that slowly fades to about one finger and sticks from there. Lots of lacing all the way down the glass-this is what an IPA should look like!
S- The nose isn’t as rich or bright as the draft version but is still decent. Herbal hops, hay, pale malt and caramel malt come through the most-with a hint of pine in the back.
T- Herbal hops and a mild caramel malt backbone. The finish is all refreshing pine-but its not as bright as some west coast IPAs-it takes its time to come through and grows in strength gradually from the back to the front-a moderate refreshing pine hop flavor and bitterness linger.
M- Feel is fantastic-medium prickly carbonation and a light to medium weight very smooth, oily body.
D- This is a very good IPA- the bottling decreases the freshness and the brightness of what I remember from the brewpub-but the mouthfeel is exceptional and this is still wonderful either way overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-12-2010 21:43:24
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with a moderately sized and fairly dense white head. The nose carries strong hop aromas. Citrus and pine, along with a strong note of Simcoe. Excellent. The palate nails the profile of a well-made example of the style. Moderate to strong bitterness up front, followed by some flavorsome resiny notes of pine and cattyness, a slight malt sweetness, before ending with a dry and lingering bitter finish. Overall, very well-made and pleasantly drinkable.
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2009 Pittsburgh Brufest. Poured a vibrant amber color with a small white head. Decent aromas of floral hops and citrus. Good flavors of grapefruit and caramel, finished bitter but was balanced well by the malt. A solid IPA.
Naka (693) - 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.
Vir4030 (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2010 Pours a cloudy orange with a thick head with a brown tinge. The head lasts a long long time. Hoppy aroma, smells like a perfect IPA. Looks like a perfect IPA. My hopes are high for this one. My wife points out the logo is hilarious. This beer has the bite of an IPA, it is crisp, and finishes really smooth. I am thoroughly impressed. I am removing a couple of points because the head is just way too much. I can’t even pour it without causing the head to overflow the glass, no matter how careful I am.
ryanscourt (452) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad. Hop favors aren’t that exciting. Not any huge negatives, standard ipa.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had it from the bottle at a party. Noting here to rave about and I wish I could say more in praise of this one but I’d be forcing myself to do so. Just an average brew.