PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at BCTC 2009: Hazy orange golden with an off white film of head. Astringent vegetal aroma- some sweet grains, almost donut like with a sweet pine note. Weird flavor as well with some citric orange covered by residual sugary character that is, again, donut like. Quite odd. Doesn’t have any bitterness. Weird.
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub in Portland. I made the mistake of jotting my notes on their busy beer mats and I can make out the following: A deep golden in the glass with a thin white head. Pretzel rods at the bar add a nice dimension to this. Thin Carbonation. Sharp hops throuth this distinct and stoic beer. Slightly reninicent of SNPA. Fryes leap has a bit of diacetly jutting out near the finish that throws it off. Nose of bitter hops.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow gold color. Very nice head that leaves some lace (because much of it slides down the glass).
Strong caramel aroma, not like a typical IPA. Slight refrigerator smell and nearly no hop.
The taste is big improvement from the smell--there’s lots of hop in this, although there is little in the finish. Very nice body, perhaps the best component in the beer.
If you get by the malty smell, this is a decent IPA offering.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middling copper color with a thin head. Relatively weak aroma- despite apparent use of plenty of C-hops, not much citrus comes through in the nose- more floral notes. Plenty of burnt malt sweetness on the nose as well. Flavor shows way too much malt, and said malt has a metallic burnt sugar aspect to it. Decent bitterness, and some hop character, but too muddled and ill-defined. Decent on the palate. Overall, a pretty uninteresting IPA with a poor malt character.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Philly gents- Hazy orange pour, decent white head. A thin sour feel on the nose and into the pallet with a hop bitterness that gave a sour note I’m not that fond of.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour malt aroma with a good amount of hops mixed in. Clear light orange color with a small white head. Mild dry floral hop flavor.
6ROW (402) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great IPA, the 3 types of hops give this beer a very complex taste and aroma
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazed orange pour with fluffy off white head and lace. Aroma of sour fruit. A metallic flavor followed by a sour. Thin with a creamy mouthfeel. Not very tasty.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one.
Tall, lasting white head over a clear gold body.
Perfumy floral hop aroma.
Slightly metallic bitterness.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA. Somewhatlight bodied, a bit grassy. I would definitely put in my IPA rotation if it was available here. Glad Dan picked it up and was willing to share.