yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sly Fox Rte. 113 India Pale Ale is a dense, vermilion light-brown ale with a soapy off-white head that leaves dense lacing and has good retention. The aroma is sweet and spicy. The hops come off as herbal in the nose. The malt smells earthy and semi-dry. It is medium-full bodied with a silky feel and a crisp finish. Citrus (orange, grapefruit and lime) is the dominant flavor. It’s very bitter, but well stacked to deliver it smoothly. The base flavor is oaken, earthy and mossy. I would consider this an extreme beer, but nothing’s out of whack with it. Is this really from PA? It tastes very ’West Coast’. I’m pro-it.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Gorgeous esthetics to this beer. Pours a nice copper/deep rusty orange with an enormous and perfectly retained tan head. Frothy and resiliant, almost like bath bubbles that don;t diminish. Sweet hops in the nose. Lightly oxidized notes along with sticky resiny qualities and bready caramel malts. The body is nice, but just a bit too carbonated. Flavor is fairly sweet, but it’s balanced. Some candied citrus fruits, followed by lots of peppery and spicy hop bitterness in the balancing finish. A decent IPA.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from swoopjones. Plenty of sticky caramel and resinous hops on the nose. Cut grass and dusty leaf pile as well. Pours full, clear copper with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing. Flavor is quite dry and dusty. Grassy and hay hop flavor. Bitter and firm on the tongue with a lingering dusty bitterness.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sllightly hazy orangish tinted amber coloured body with a very thin white head that fades fast. Aroma of fresh floral and sugary hops with plenty of caramel yeast on the nose. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppiness up front - more of a dry hop - with a larger malt backbone and plenty of odd floral and grassy notes following soon behind. Aftertaste shows some hops, a bit of malt and a large bunch of flowers. Overall, a good IPA - a bit less hoppy and more rounded (but that’s what most East Coast IPAs are), but good to sample! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 25-December-2007.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, from secret santa, shared with NachlamSie. Pours cloudy orange with floaties and big beige head. The aroma is bread and spicy hops, maybe some lemon, and some odd sweetness. The flavor is adequately bitter, with some planty and spicy hops and very bready malt. A bit estery and unclean, but not necessarily in a bad way, just not a way that I particularly care for.
NachlamSie (3210) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks Tronraner. Pours a cloudy amber with a very tall light tan head. Some floaties are noticed. The nose is full of brown leaves, caramel, tobacco, and something something odd that reminds me of packing tape. Upon taking a sip, I ascertain this is malty IPA with the hops apparent most as a residual sting on the palate. Not much distinct flavor is imparted, though it is a reasonably bitter brew. A lot of emphasis is on flavors of caramel apples, tobacco, and some meat. This is definitely an English leaning IPA. It’s all right.
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of caramel and nutty, hop aromas of pine and light notes of broth for the yeast and cherry in the background. Head is small creamy white that has good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a hazy tan/orange with a few tiny particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and moderately acidic to start, and moderately bitter and a little salty in the long finish. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and finishes dry and astringent. A little one dimensional in taste but all in all a good drinking IPA.
jake65 (3315) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a brownish orange with a deep haze. Big ole white head and lots of lacing. Aromas is bright with citrus and pine, some maltiness. Flavor is citrus hops and a bit grassey, but retains a good malty balance.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky bronze color, thick white head and sticky lacing. The nose is earthy with a bright pine and grassy character, some light fruity malts, but a yeast and grassy hop character. The flavor is balanced , nice bitter note and a clean malt body. Tangy sweet tail, full finish, good.
IndianaRed (3556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange amber with a huge head. A bit of a gusher. Big bitter piney hop aroma and flavor. A bit overpowering on the bitterness as the other flavors are not as noticable. Malt body is a bit thin. Tons of carbonation, felt like holding a 9V battery to my tounge.