merc7186 (2029) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Grainy Malt, Biscuits
T: Grainy Malts, Biscuits, Bitter Hops
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying, Mildly Watery
Overall, a nice single hop IPA but the finish was slightly watery with the bitterness and detracted from the good taste of the hops.
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A very hoppy blond ale with an odd floral spicy character. Good
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT
The look: Partly cloudy dark blond body topped by a persistent small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The hoppy nose has floral hops with a spicy twist and notes of citrus fruits. Taste has a solid but neutral crackery malt backbone, perfect to provide a structured body but leave the floor all open for the hops. Generously hopped, very floral but also with strange spicy notes (ginger, other) that I could feel come from hops. Razor sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity with a bit of acidity. I’m a hophead so I liked the beer because it is very hoppy, clean and well brewed, but Crystal is probably not a hop I really like. It floral and spicy character make it a bit of an oddball. Nothing outstanding, just another decent beer that will make me waste time reviewing on ratebeer, and I often wish I wouldn’t spend so much of my time rating beers but most of all I wish I didn’t spend so much of my time wishing.
Sammy (8523) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good tasting IPA, on tap at the Great Lost Bear. Lacey, cloudy light orange body. A good hoppiness and good drinker, partially explained by the understated carbonation.
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikro. Moderate sweet and citrus hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Bitter beginning with a quick sweetness in the finish and the back to a bitter end
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue monk, golden pour with white head. Slightly floral nose. Very nice bitterness in the flavor. Slight floral notes, balanced. Nice IPA
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low carbonation. Thin head. Very hazy. Crisp floral aroma. Taste is similar. Slight bitter after taste.
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Damico (2547) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours unclear amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light but pleasant hops with a bit of citrus. Flavors of citrus and tea leaves quench the thirst on a hot july day so well. There is a biter dry but smooth hoppy ending on a full body.
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quenching and powerful enough with citrus hop of Grapefruit, some Pine needle and a Golden malt flavor to compete. a bit caustic with some pepper and finishes watery and satisfying. Nice Golden color on tap at Twin Lights Atlantic Highlands N.J. Best Sixpoint brew i ever had.