decaturstevo (4624) - 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 (3035) - 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 (1393) - 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.
rcasta (796) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En pwm, me esta es la forma de probarlas. Sampler. Creo q esta le gustaria al gordo. Bastante hoppy
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Bought in Portland, ME. Underrated IMO. Excellent balance of bittering, flavor & aroma hops. Just a good, solid IPA that is not over the top. Glad to have gotten a recommendation to try it from a Sebago employee at the Whole Foods in Portland.
jcwattsrugger (10932) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus/pine, medium malt. Taste is citrus/pine-slight bitter/dry, medium malt-caramel. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks Doug & Joy for bringing this one back.
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden-amber. A smooth white head diminishes to a film, leaving some lacing.
Some biscuit in the aroma, overshadowed by bright, earthy, grassy, citric hops.
Perhaps a little caramel sweetness, grass, lots of very crisp hop bitterness. Overall effect is quite dry. Bitterness lingers without coating the tongue. Citrus comes out more as it warms.
Medium to light palate, very low carbonation, smooth. Verges on the watery as it goes.
A solid, very refreshing session IPA. I was very impressed with this at the Beerfest, perhaps a little less so with the bottle.
Gethinbeer (2059) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler. Slight cloudy golden appearance. Hoppy IPA. Seems well balanced. Enjoyable strong hoppy IPA.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz single bottle purchased from Charles St Liquors in Boston. No freshness date on the bottle, and some bottles are of suspect age from that store. Pours a nice cloudy dark gold with a bit of head. Good lacing. Decent aroma of English hops and malts. Flavour is pretty nice - the hops taste English (although I’m not qualified to specifically name a type, but I do enjoy saying the word "Fuggles") but certainly stronger than a typical English bitter. Well balanced maltiness. Great lingering hoppy aftertaste. Reading the beer description now, I am a bit surprised to find that this uses American hops, but I suppose it helps explain the stronger profile than a typical British... Enjoyable stuff, and better than I expected. It’s providing me with something a bit different than most American IPAs. But without knowing the age of this bottle, it’s tough to say if age has an effect.
thornecb (4109) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber into a shaker. Head quickly recedes leaving spot lacing. Mild resin aromas. Grapefruit from front to back with a lasting dry resin finish.