argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft, S.Portland) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/earthy, light bread. Quite hoppy but not very bitter. Medium body, some chewiness.
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent sized frothy white head of fine bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Wet hops aroma. Little floral and vegetal with a bit of sickly sweet malts in the background. Color is a medium amber. Dry and bitter flavor. Dry roasted peanut skins, more wet hops, light roastyness and pretty grainy. Finish is a little bitter and kind of sweet. Not my idea of a very good IPA.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tried to drink this one, but even my 2-3 ounce sample was a drain pour. Smelled horrendous to me, taste wasn’t quite as bad, notes of citrus hops and malt. alittle bit off in the taste but not as bad as the aroma. no idea of what was going on with this one.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy pale golden orange color with a thin layer of alabaster bubbles, mostly around the edges. Sweet malts, light fruits, citrus and bread. Smooth and light bodied with ample carbonation. Ending is lightly malty with notes of aromatic hops.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First note, massive CO2 explosion upon popping the cap on this one. Massive frothy head pours on the initial pour, and we’re having to wait a while for it to settle down. The bottle has a root beer aroma. Pours a medium yellow color with a very active body. Excellent lacing. Aroma is predominantly yeasty with doughy notes. Mild hop presence. Malt presence in the form of a root beer scent. Initial taste is moderately sweet with heavy carbonation, and the taste slowly moves to a moderately bitter taste with a long duration. Light on the mouth, it initially has a watery texture, but we’re left dry as it moves on through our palate.
Reviewed on December 18th, 2006.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@brewery. Grapefruit piney nose. Taste-medium bitter, good hop aroma, good amount of bitter. Semisweet caramel IPA. Good lingering bitter aftertaste. Solid IPA.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:light bitterness nose...
Appearance:clear gold,good lacing white head...
Flavor:strong soap bitterness....
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep gold, lots of chill haze, and a fluffy off white head and nice lace. Aroma is initially of fruity esters, citrus and orange peel lightly yeasty. Citrusy flavor, light pale malt- cracker-like and bready- and a nice bitterness. Somewhat harsh, but still easy drinking.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit like a pale ale or typical maine summer brew with a bit more flavor. A little bitter and sour but nothing too bad. Great for a maine warm summer day.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 ORIGINAL RATE (on-tap, summer 06): Gold body, thin head. Not much of a scent to this one... sweet? Yeast maybe? Tastes sweet for an IPA, but has hops plentifuly, particularly in the finish. Medium bodied and well ballanced. A very decent IPA.
RE-RATE (bottle, winter 07): Murky but somewhat translucent amber-orange body with over a half an inch off off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Smells strong piney and citrusy. Piney and citrusy hop overwealmingly dominate this beer, with only just enough malt to support it and very little other apparent flavor atributes. Flavor lingers afterward, as it’s just a bit sticky. Medium-bodied. A surprisingly hoppy IPA, very good. Also, this is a rare beer that I think might just be better bottled than it is on tap.