linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, and out of bottles/kegs locally. A great session IPA, and is often fairly inexpensive. Easy to drink several of them..
Scrapersnbeer (1254) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mainly of malt and some very earthy toned down hops. Taste is a mix of sweet malts and harsh bitterness. Not very hoppy, just very bitter. especially towards the finish. Medium body, seemed rather filling. Not west coast style as stated, more like an IPA one would expect to find in the northeast ten or fifteen years ago.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at SILKS Bistro at Albany Airport. Pours a deep copper color with a lasting off-white head and lace. Early hop aromas. Full body with creamy mouthfeel. Solid maltiness with even dry/sweet balance and nice supporting hop bitterness and flavor. No overpowering hops just a great blend for an IPA (I wouldn’t call it a comtemporary West Coast IPA since it’s not overly hopped).
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Reddish, copper color with an off white head. Light floral aroma with kind of a sharp leather note as well. Fairly balanced flavor with a mostly bitter aftertaste and some musty cardboard in the aftertaste.
coldbrewky (1372) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the dutch with dinner.... I’fn this was a west coast IPA, then the left coast is slipping into the sea. An IPA certainly, but it was moderately hopped at best. I did enjoy it as it was served with gusto in my new mug, but it was an IPA in a crowd of IPA’s.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Tan color . A little watered down in a way. Easily drinking and very smooth. I'd have it again
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kimjongill (203) - - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden pour from tap, nice white head. Fruit aroma, very citrusy. Good malt hop balance but with a bitter aftertaste.
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thought I would spice up my ipa depth and try somethiing new. Bad call on the idea that i would be pleasantly surprise. 12oz bottle into a pint. Pours a dark orange amber, looks more like a medioaker pale ale. Taste is flat hops, no west coast resemblance whatsover. I do like when the citrus grabs the nose at first whiff, but that subsides with the next sip and then the rusty, melded hops and malts simmer in. Im guessing the abv to be a bit under 6 since its not listed, but i really dont care. This brew holds its own for a microbrew and stands above say the shocktops and whatnot, but i passed up flower power ipa for this, not cool. Maybe this brew is just for while one is watching the horses. that would seem proper.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Silks Bistro (Albany Airport) in Albany, N.Y., on July 7, 2012. Draft into Pilsner glass. Two fingers of head. Caramel color. Caramel, milky foamy lacing with good retention.
Smelled citrus hops, mainly lemon and lime. Got some pine in there. Some toffee malts as well.
Tasted caramel and toffee malts, lemon and lime citrus hops and pine. Probably cascade hops more than citrus. Strong alcohol bite late. Bitter on the tongue after.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Not a bad beer overall, especially for an airport. Still disappointed that Saratoga is actually Mendocino’s, but I’d have it again.
Geiserich (2914) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle n’ hum: aroma is hoppy, fruity with intensive notes of cascade. pale amber color, low head. Flavor is light sweet, malty and fruity. Notes of caramel and sugar. Full hoppy with notes of herbs and citrus.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Rattle N Hum, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nice bitter hops, caramel, peach and malt. Bitter finish.