EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Nice dry herbal ipa. Hops dominate the aroma and tongue. Notes of pine, basil, and mint. Lightly fruity with hints onion. Bitter grassy finish
bierkitty (148) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brew pub; Nice creamy head with loads of piney citrusy hop aroma. The lacing made a beautiful etching-like abstraction of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains on the glass. The amber malty base was the perfect canvas for the colorful blend of bright clean hop flavors which echoed the intoxicating aroma.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pulled from the beer engine with a bit of a white head and a robust pumpkin color. The aroma is citrusy and foresty without being obnoxious. This beer must be close to 55 degrees because everything is exploding. The taste is sweet which is kind of discombobulating at first but when you swallow all that hoppy goodness is revealed. We use term craft beer a lot but here’s a beer that feels like it was made by artisans in a studio. The finish is smooth and neat but then through the gaps in existence bursts of citrus linger. Seriously if this beer were an icon it would be worshipped.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Mike Thorpe for this.
Growler into my Rochefort glass. A medium copper with a little orange, only a little carbonation...Nice but sweet aroma, pineapple, banana dominate but there is a little caramel and brown sugar...The taste is super malty, caramel, brown sugar, pinepple to start then in the middle there is a big hit of pine which is really nice and breaks up the sweetness. Very similar to a dipa just not enough hops but similar characteristics.
This is a very drinkable ipa, a little short on carbonation, so pretty decent in the growler, I’d love to have this on tap.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer with a nice strong hop charactor. best beer of the bunch that I sampled
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Selin’s Grove - 02.19.2010.
A: Pours a somewhat-darkened orange with a nice white head.
S: Very nice citrus notes with a little bit of herbal hop notes in there as well. Some slightly sweet malt hiding in the background.
T: Very nice hop domination--a beautiful combination of bitterness and hoppy citrus and tropical flavors. Slightly sweet, yet definitely not balanced. A bit of herbal and resiny hops.
M: Good carbonation. Medium body. Fairly dry.
D: Exceptionally drinkable--definitely would not know that it was 7% without being told so.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-21-2010
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale orange pour. The nose is quite sweet and estery. A bit of soft fruit and some cherry esters. Sort of a sticky sweetness with a light fruity hop character. Bitterness is quite light with just a touch of resinous character on the back. Lightly peachy. Meh – not my kind of IPA.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A fruity/grassy IPA that is unfortunately a little bit too sugary sweet
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy golden-orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The tangy nose has oranges but also notes of grapefruits and dried fruits. Taste has crisp sugary malts, dried fruits, candied fruits, some dry grass, a bit of grapefruits, some citrus fruits. This is another American IPA with a bit too much residual sugar for my taste (Southern Tier IPA and many others come to mind). Pleasant, but not very good. I see that most people really liked it a lot more than I did. But I believe the best way to go around in life (and rating beer) is to be a totally independent thinker and not be concerned with other people’s opinions. Don’t you agree?
TheEpeeist (3139) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brew pub. Clear brown orange with a white cap and copious lacing. Nose is lemon, grapefruit and dough. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is caramel, orange and grapefruit pith. Rustic and tasty, solid stuff.
MeadMe (1221) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big Thanks to beerisheaven for sending this gem my way.
A: Pours a nice copper hue with very little head. The growler was initally a bit flat but a carbonation cap brought it right back to life.
S: Nice bold citric aromas. Strong caramel notes with hints of grass. Bold and hoppy for sure.
T: Nice malt sweetness up front. Mostly caramel with notes of roasty brown sugar. The hops are mostly citrus with mild tones of sweet pine. The finish is bitter grapefruit rind with hints of fresh cut grass.
M: As I said a bit flat from the growler, I was able to bring it back to life so I will not hold that against them as I am sure they did not intend for the beer to be sent to Florida via Fed Ex.
D: Good, tasty as hell. I really wanna plunk my ass down at the bar at Selin’s Grove someday.