goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear dark golden color with a small white head. Big grapefruit and citrus hops dominate the aroma. Grapefruit flavor with light malt. The flavor is rather mild with not much going on. Light bodied.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
kp’s Fest of 26.
Pours with a small head of white over a light amber body.
Malt and grass aroma.
Overall, this was bitter flavored.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample provided by weeare138. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized white head. Aromas of pine, some citrus, and fruity. Tastes of pine, citrus with light caramel. Lighter bitterness with a medium sweet balance.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney resin, grassy, and floral hops, with some citrus fruits as well. Taste of more grass, with some citrus fruits, toffee, pine, and a medium bitterness.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much thanks to grassrootsvt for this...
This is a tweaked and slightly reformulated house IPA...so if you’ve had it before and weren’t crazy about it, try it now and see what you think.
Appears a transparent light gold with a small, two finger, fluffy white head that slowly fades out. Little spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is similar to Spawn only toned down a notch. Perhaps Spawn, Jr.? Lots of citrusy, piney, wood-like hops, along with a sugary orange and caramel backing that plays second fiddle to the lively, aromatic hops.
Taste is of the same aromas. Plenty of hoppy goodness with orangy pine flavors standing out.
Mouthfeel is orangy sweet up front with a decent balanced bitter attack. Perhaps just a tad of thinness in the swallow that ends up slightly dry and bitter with some hops coming back to the front of the tongue for a bitter linger.
Overall, not a bad beer. This is a well done IPA that would make any brewer proud. Shaun has put together some really hoppy brews for the New England states...in fact most of them would be worthy of the California hop challenge anyday, where too much hops isn’t a bad thing. That’s the only thing that’s keeping this beer down...comparing it to his other brews that are hard to top. In essence, he’s his own rival. Is that a bad thing? I think not. New England’s finest plugging away one brew at a time.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NERAX 2005 Golden in color with no head. Aroma and flavor of citrus hops and caramel malt.Medium body with little to no carbonation.
Lubiere (9328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Darker golden ale with no head, Ligh malt and hops in aroma. Diacetyl laced IPA without much character, uninspiring. Medium bodied. On tap, Feb.10, 2006.
GonZoBeeR (2803) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma:light grapefruit hops...
Appearance:golden amber,light head...
Flavor:butter (diacetyl)and good bitterness.....
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a med. amber with a thick white head. Aroma is light bready malt and a touch of pine oh yeah....and a buttload of diaceyl. The body is med and ..fine. The flavors are very pleasant pine and grapefruit with just unacceptable amounts of diacetyl. Finish is lightly bitter but not dry. I ended up sending it back.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Verre de dégustation de 4 oz au restaurant. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et de fruits. Apparence: Couleur blonde ambrée. Aucun col. Faible densité des bulles. Aucune dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et d’agrumes. Court arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût d’agrumes. (Rating #288)