JoeMcPhee (8410) - 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 (6022) - 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 (3351) - Media, 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 (1305) - 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.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft at the brewpub, pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel malt. Flavor follows the aroma, this is so well balanced. Nice and dry in the finish.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ Selins Grove - sweet and piney, floral and hay. Caramel malts with nice citrus, grapefruit hops. Very fresh and tasty.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a somewhat cloudy moderate copper color with a one finger off white head. Aroma is pine, lots of citrus, sweet caramel and light fruit. Taste is complex, lots of citrus and some pine hops, caramel and some light fruity notes in there too, the balance is remarkable, I’m usually one to lean towards the straight-up hop bombs, but this was very good, very drinkable. I wish we had something like this place close to us.
Sammy (8628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewpub. Orange-grapefruit colour with lace sheets. Wonderful aroma of orange and grapefruit fresh juice. Well malted, understated carbonation. Taste is orange and grapefruit. A long finish. Soft mouthfeel, typically easy to drink Selin Grove.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Selins Grove. Hazy amber/orange with a dense off white head. Typical Pac NW hop aroma of citrus, pine and some caramel. Very well balanced sweet and bitter flavors, and no detectable alcohol. Medium body with average carbonation a long bitter finish and a creamy mouth feel. The drinkability of this is excellent, just a perfect example of an American IPA.
beerbill (3405) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived at the table a slightly hazed gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and citrus. The flavor begins with a good solid dose of malt followed by an equally solid offering of grapefruit and orange that is both fruity and bitter. The bitterness lingers briefly beyond the swallow. Very nice IPA.