bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was very good. I quest for a balanced IPA, a noble cause I assume, but whats wrong with ridiculusly strong strong IPA’s. It’s a good beer - not great
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Jimmy’s on the LES. Poured into pint glass, color is radiant orange. Cannot see through the beer but the deep orange is beautiful. Aroma is all hop (of course), very perfume-like and floral. The aroma is very stong but not over the top. Walks the line very well. Medium body with a present taste that includes a good amount of bitterness. This is one of those IPA’s that comes close to being an Imperial IPA. So that gives it points for being able to benefit from both styles.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at dba in nyc. hazy orange. big hop aroma. nice citrus hop flavor with a good amount of sweet malt to ballance things out. body seemed a bit light. bitter hoppy finish lingers. solid ipa. would like to try the non-cask version.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Applewood Restaurant, Park Slope (Brooklyn). color is bright and cloudy, golden amber like a dark unfiltered honey. aroma is english style hops, light pine and stone fruits. medium carbonation, flavor is strong hop for a single IPA, a bit of herbal and mild flowery notes in the background. there is just enough caramel malt profile to keep the balance close to even. pithy bitter finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden ale with a lacing white head. Light malt, floral hops, citrussy. In mouth, classy cloves, hops and good grapefruit notes, with some berries. Tap at the Sunset Grill, Boston, Feb.11, 2006.
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap from the Liberty Heights Tap Room in Brooklyn: nice golden-orange pour with a minimal white head which dissipates quickly with some lacing. Great scents of grapefruit and perhaps a little grass. Taste follows suit with intense hops, citrus and a big bitter kick. Mouthfeel is solid, ending with a pleasing dry finish. Good amount of carbonation. My favorite of the Sixpoint ales I tried.
sarah3961 (29) - allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Public House in Brookline. Small head, a little bit of lacing. Floral hoppy aroma, kind of yeasty. Tastes like it would be good with pizza. Very full flavored, pleasant aroma. Overall a tasty beer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Liberty Heights Tap Room, Redhook, Brooklyn, NY. Hazy orange hued IPA having a small diminishing head with spare lacing. No discernable carbonation. Intoxicating citrus and hop flower aromas. Medium bodied that starts with sweet malt with fresh fruity flavor and finishes with lingering hop bitterness. Excellent balance between malt and hops with a slight edge toward hoppiness, very much in the style of an Imperial IPA. An excellent drinkable beer alone or with pizza.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild leafy, herbal hops in the nose with underlying biscuity, toasted malts. Hazy orange-copper coloured body is topped with a decent, fine bubbled, off white crown of head that recedes to partial cover with some lace. Flavour is as aroma suggests, biscuity malts and herbal hops with some dough-like yeast. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sampled from a 12oz growler with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere at the service area off I87N in Glenns Falls, NY.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA by any standards - and when I say "standards," I mean the the expectations of both east and west coast hop heads - this one has the hop kick in the mouth that most folks from the west side expect, but it has the chewy, bready malt backbone that most east coast IPAs seem to offer more of - I had this on draught at the brewery, and I must say that I’ve never seen so many floaties in a draught beer before - I think this contributed a great deal to the excellent, balancing malt character, adding just a touch of fruity esters on top of the bread and caramel flavors - very nice.