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 (2926) - 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 (5077) - 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 itís 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.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THis is a good IPA and is well balanced. Nice appearance with moderate lacing and nice dark goldern color toped with a frothy white head. Aroma is of citrus hopps. Nice malty initial taste with a significant hoppy bitter balance in the finish.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just unpleasant to drink. All hops, no character. Itís like this one fell off the bitter tree and hit every branch on the way down.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fizzy amber with a whiteish soft head. Citrus hops in the nose with a slight hint of floral. The taste is a little uneven, thereís a bit of a poor mix of the cascade hops that make this beer not what it could be. They add too many hops in the bittering cycle and not enough in the beginning. Gives the beer a shallow feel. Itís ok...donít get me wrong Iíd drink it again...but itís not anywhere near a good IPA.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/freeport/ target=blank>Derosierís) Pours a murky yellowish amber with a big pillowy off-white head. Aroma is pretty strongly malty plus some hops; as head receded I picked up mild skunkiness. Poor lacing. Mouthfeel nondescript. Taste is pretty much just unpleasantly bitter, barely any hops or fruitiness at all. Sort of had a B.O. quality as well, also some grassiness. This wasnít much of an IPA, seemed like a poor amateur attempt at something.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, South Portland location. Golden orange body, decent sized fluffy white head. (3+) Citrusy aroma, with oranges being the dominant notes. Mild touch of resin in grassy bits are more in the flavour than the aroma. Citrus in the flavour is more grapefruit than oranges. Moderate-medium bitterness is enough to be interesting but not quite in the big leagues. Needs more depth of malt and hop character to go with the bitterness. Dry finish lingers. Average to medium palate. Good enough to become my beer of the night after the samplers, and the pint was slightly better than the sample.