matthewjk (800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle to glass - Spicy and dry are the two descriptors here. Quite nice.
rcasta (778) - 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
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.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear orangey copper with a frothy and lacy off-white head. Smells of light herbal hops (Fuggles? not sure).
Taste is really bitter, unpleasantly so. Buttery, lots of Ringwood yeast here. Medicinal hops, astringent and abrasive. Not much malt taste to speak of and the hops just taste unpleasant. Mouth is thin with a long lingering, unpleasant bitterness. A toughie to drink. Hmm..let me consult my notes...ah, here it is: "Ick!" That about sums it up.
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.
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.
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.
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. Whatís their double like!?
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Philly gents- Hazy orange pour, decent white head. A thin sour feel on the nose and into the pallet with a hop bitterness that gave a sour note Iím not that fond of.
LyndaNova (531) - 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.