MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, 6.2% at the brewpub. Good grapefruity hop aroma. Hazy copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour has a little grapefruit and caramel as many other APAs, but also a distinct teaish hop note. High bitterness, clean.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Sebago Brewing Company, Portland, ME: This is a super light yellow pour with a whispy white head. Aroma is quite soapy with lemon citrus, very prominent hopping. Sharp mouthfeel, very harsh in the mouth. The taste is very, very hoppy. Peppery, strong, light citrus and biscuity. There really appears to be no malt here at all, lacks a bit of balance and tastes way above its promised IBUs. What’s their double like!?
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, apricot, orange zest, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest, pine and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Elwood (2904) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Draft from the Great Lost Bear
It pours a light orange color with a good sized foamy white head. Excellent head retention. The nose is very citrusy with some pine resin in the mix. Quite nice. The flavor brings the same citrus and pine notes to bear with some amplified floral notes and a light honey sweetness from the malt side. Well balanced with the hops taking the forward role. Medium in body leading to a lengthy, bitter finish. A very solid IPA!
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Golden copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of pepper and piney hops. Nice even, medium bodied taste of pine, pepper, malt and faint citrus with a decent bitter finish.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced citrus and pine aroma from floral hops with a touch of caramel. Almost clear bronze with a lacy, white cover. Quite bitter flavour with tons of floral and citrusy hops. Pine and caramel flavours come in later with a dry bitterenss. Light body, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A- Body is a very cloudy translucent burnt orange hue. Pours with a sticky, foamy 1-2 finger off white head. Head has perfect retention at 1/2 finger and tons of lacing is left all the way down the glass.
S- Nose is very mild and somewhat dull. Its hard for me to discern anything but herbal and earthy hops.
T- Earthy hops are the highlight of the flavor upfront with a mild pale malt backbone. The finish is slightly herbal and a hint of pine resin sneaks in as well before a mild, but long-lasting hop bitterness kick in.
P-Medium tingly carbonation and a medium weight body that is rich, smooth, slightly oily, and creamy.
O-I’m sure this has faded somewhat from what it was fresh...this brew is one of the best looking IPAs I have seen in awhile and the mouthfeel is excellent. Flavor is above average-but nothing exceptional. Its certainly smooth and very drinkable but only somewhat enjoyable. Great to try a NE local IPA
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2010 18:01:41
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, floral, butterscotch in the aroma. Appear bright orange with persisting off-white head. Sweeter than I expected in keeping with the caramel malts. Strong bitterness that dissipates quickly leaving a lightly sweet toffee finish. Tasty beer but more sweet and malty than a typical AIPA.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden IPA with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, light hops with light peppery notes. In mouth, a good crisp malt with very British hops, herbaceous, grapefruits, medium bodied. On tap at Portland location, April 2 2010.
puboflyons (1673) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no bottling or expiration date. It pours a fairly cloudy copper-pale yellow color with little to no head. Good lacing. Floral hops permeate the aroma to the point that I thought I was standing next to a flower garden. I had to ask myself where were the bees? The mouthfeel is about medium. The taste is also very floral and hoppy with a citrus tartiness that gives this one a pungent flavor. A bit too over the top for my tastes but hop lovers might like it.