matthewjk (858) - 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.
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-Iím 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
kevd193213 (841) - 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.
jmm635 (831) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden in color with a lasting white head. Hoppy aroma. Pretty generic. Medium body, short finish. Forgettable.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a straw yellow. Nose is mild hops and light malt. Medium bodied fairly well hopped ipa. Extremely dry and nicely bittered finish.
rcasta (813) - 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.