CapFlu (4239) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Lasting white near headless with a copper body. Nose is hoppy and flavour is double hoppy goodness. Very grapefruit and bitter. Good!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Mild aroma of fruity hops. Interesting flavor of fruity hops with caramel and toasted malt. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Poured a slightly orange amber in color with a white head that did not hang around. Aroma was mildly of cirus/pine hops and some malt. Flavor was a bit disappointing; not very strong with a weak hop flavor that did not match the bitter aftertaste. Drinkable, but not a strong IPA effort...
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a five-fingered cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Strong hoppy/floral nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts with some sweetness, the hops kick in and finishes hoppy with a bitter after taste. Not as intense as some IPAs. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me. The ABV is 5.2%.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draught at the brewpub with Muzzlehatch, 5/21/2005. 3daddict sounds a bit biased in his review. Honey colored beer, with a chill-haze (because it’s served too cold), small white head recedes to a ring quickly. Buttery diacetyl in the nose with oranges, what a combo. . .Flavor is cream and bitter hops, some dry nuttiness, mineral water, bland ale yeast, bits of fresh oranges on the end. I missed the long crisp finish, I think it was hiding from all of the diacetyl. Medium body, at least, thanks to some pale malt sweetness, with a moderate carbonation, and the least wateriness of any of their beers, perhaps.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sebago Brewing is a small brewing company in Gorham, Maine that is as well known for their restaurants, as their fine microbrews. They have just recently started to bottle two of their beers for store purchase; Frye’s Leap IPA and Boathouse Brown. Frye’s Leap poured easily with an average head, slightly cloudy appearance and a rich amber color. It’s light, sweet, hoppy aroma was indicative of it’s semi-bitter, lightly carbonated taste. The beer when down smoothly with a surprisingly long, crisp finish. A nice translation from draught to bottle.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
5 ounces of pure joy :) sampled with the willing and wanton ClarkVV at the brewpub. Wow, an IPA. I love IPAs, and I’ve been liking them especially this spring, maybe this will be the charm! Lessee...very light honey-amber color, clear with no head...faint citrusy hops compete in the nose with full-on diacetyl butter, and mostly lose in a photo finish...buttery, sugary body with some nice juicy orangy hops that try manfully to save the overall score and experience, but just don’t...salt at the end is a further insult.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had at the Sebago in South Portland, Maine. Looks like gold. Smells like grapefruit with a yucky bitter taste.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice dark gold color with a hoppy aroma. Very bitter taste with a slight floralicity to it.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A nice hoppy beer. Not as hoppy as a west coast IPA, but hoppier than most New England beers. Slight Caramel flavor on top of fruity hops.