Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft. Aroma taste and everything else is E.K. Goldings. I dont personally think this is an IPA hop as it doesnt have the flavor to be a standalone hop in a hop forward beer. The beer basically tasted and smelled like what you would expect the old water at the bottom of your christmas tree stand come January 15th to taste like. If you really like east coast IPAs maybe you will get something out of this spruce bomb but it wasnt for me at all.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy orange copper with white head. Aromas of caramel, flower, citrus, herb, grass. Flavors of caramel, biscuit, herb, flower, citrus. Balanced finish. Medium-full body with thick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Far too much east Kent Golding. Tastes like weed and pine trees. I lik citrus flavors none here. That’s just personal preference
dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 16oz can, thanks to Tom (tgncc). Pours a nice clear gold with a thin white head. Smooth crisp malt, hint of caramel malt and lot citrus and pine ho bitterness that coats the tongue. Aroma is big pine, earthy hops that are very resiny and with a hint of citrus. Big sticky hop glass of joy, good stuff.
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz Can. Really, an English-style IPA? Who wants that? I don’t. What this beer made me miss was a good Bells hopwork or a standard California IPA. Too much malt, too sugary, too sweet. The hop flavors were grassy, herbal, and just a bit too catty and confused. I guess it accomplishes what it set out to do, but I’m not enjoying it, so I’ll move on.
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to EzAnt. Pours out a moderate golden color with a nice two finger head. Aroma is of light citrus, grass and light malty notes. Taste is of some bready malts, citrusy hops, grass and some light caramel. Solid beer, but just really not a fan of English IPAs
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say its well made and true to the style of a English IPA which has a tea like bitter overtone and the malty backdrop is my favorite piece here. I should have saved one for my wife but she’s in the UK which is trying to replicate west coast ipas. Otherwise this beer relies a lot on a hop which can be a bit pungent. There is a reason other ipas have shined into prominence. This one can be a bit musty, has a bitterness that is more dandelion than citrus and the aroma mirrors the flavor (same hop?).
boFNjackson (4129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Poured deep amber/reddish with a thin, off-white head. Tasted of crisp floral and citrus hops. A little bit herbal, nice body and decent carbonation. Crisp finish, a little resinous too.
jsmerig (1233) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden yellow with an off white head. Aroma orange peel and spice. Taste is initially malty with a hint of orange followed by an intense floral hop flavor.
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Poured a darker honey color. Frothy head. Fresh malty aroma, grainier. Med lite bitter. An earthier, grassy hop bitterness. Slight lemon grapefruit. Fresh tasting though. Velvety texture. Nice bitter finish. Enjoyed.