mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light orange with a 1/2" white head. Aroma is light hops and malt. Taste is the same. Pretty straight forward. Just a nice well balanced IPA. Very drinkable.
rodenbach99 (3259) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Directement sur place. Verre de dégustation provenant du fût, 10 :00 AM. Version à 6,0%. Encore une fois la bière est cuivrée avec une touche plus pâle que la Amber. La mousse est compacte. Le nez est frais avec des arômes d’agrumes provenant des houblons Cascade. Le malt est peu présent. La bouche est légère, elle est agréable et facile à boire. Les arômes sont classiques de APA. Sans prétention.
GJF (1274) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Hub in Johnson. I generally liked it, straightforward flavors, some hop but not outrageous. I’ll call it drinkable (and I’m sure I’ll drink more while I’m here).
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange color with a thin tan head. Taste is pretty well balanced, some citrus notes, sweetness, very low on the hops. Smooth and drinkable, but I prefer my IPAs with more hops.
williamstome (991) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Flatbread.
Orange-brown with white head. Earthy, floral hops in the nose, and grassy, floral, subdued hops in the flavor. Smooth.
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazed amber IPA with a super thick off white head. Light muskey hops aroma, with some caramel malts. In mouth, a lightly maerized malt with smooth british hops, a bit watery. Ok at best.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a yellow white head. Caramel and pine with some light citrus notes. To much caramel is all i am thinking, wheres the IBU’s, a bit soapy and light stricken, tastes a bit like its been denatured. A poor ipa.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am shocked at how low this beer scored. I thought it was pretty good. Its appearance is great. Nice deep amber hue with a tall off white head. Piney hops and a mild finish. This beer is well balanced with a lighter hops flavor than I usually look for in an IPA but it was still a good drinking beer.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very mild citrusy aroma. Clear golden body, off-white head. Flavor is mild, mostly nondescript, with a disappearing finish. Not particularly interesting, I’m afraid.
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another disappointing IPA. I can’t really remember the last time I tasted a new one and really loved it. This one misses the mark as well. As soon as I poured it, I knew it wasn’t going to cut it. Just about every IPA that is as light in color as this turns out to be a dud. The color is a light gold, looking more like a Miller Lite than a craft-brewed IPA. The off-white head is the only thing that saved its score on appearance. The head is very soft and creamy, and leaves a nice trail of lacing around the glass. The aroma leaves much to be desired as well. There are some hints of hops, but much of it is malt and grain. The flavors are fairly thin, with the hops only appearing with much force toward the back end of the body. Just as in the nose, there is an abundance of malt in much of the flavors. The finish and aftertaste leave an almost sour flavor, with a stale flowery taste. I’ve been thinking for a long time that I need to give up on these variety packs from craft brewers, but I keep going back. After this case, I am going to seriously reconsider. This IPA is a huge disappointment.