Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Dark hazy orange, gigantic frothy orange tinted head. Resiny pepper hops in aroma - there’s too much head to really get a sniff! Taste features lots of spicy hops, lots of caramel malt too. Very drinkable stuff here. Body is medium. Earthy quality here as well. Very long bitter finish. Nothing really blows me away here, except how freakin bitter this is, but it is well done and a solid IPA.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Clear, deep amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention and thick, creamy lace. Leather, perspiration, grapefruit and caramel in the earthy, spicy nose. The solid, caramel malt backbone is eclipsed by big, spicy, bitter hops. A hint of apricot as well. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Lengthy, almost violently bitter finish. Truly tongue numbing.
Mehmet22 (33) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, the hops bite with intense spice. This cloudy and dark copper IPA has a off-white sea-foam texture head with a pine/citrus finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My rating may be a bit biased due to disappointment. Went to Sly Fox (Phoenixville) for the first time after seeing that they would be offering their Simcoe IPA for a one day only. Sadly they were out of not only the Simcoe, but also the Palisade IPA that had been on special. Good to see that these are so popular, bad that the website was not updated to reflect this and that they didn’t bother having enough extra on hand..........but back to the 113. Nice dark amber draught with pleasant hop aroma. Taste is good, but nothing special. Lacks the staying power of a well-hopped top-tier IPA. Good, but not great.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-pours a big, foamy to rocky tan head with copper/amber color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is biting citrus/medium hops with secondary medium malt, mellow. OK carbonation.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go to willblake for this one! Brought this one to the Columbus gathering. Bright orange color with the standard white head. The aroma had both a good bit of citrus and malt to it. The flavor was similar, and a nice balance between the hops and sweet malt. Sweet in the fornt with a thin, butter finiish that sticks around rather nicely. Not bad.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color. The smell of fresh/bitter hops flows as you pour it into glass. Nice head with firm body. The taste is spicy with dry hoppy finish.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Dr. Jay for fresh bottle that whaffed great grapefruit and hops and that initial cup of citrus hop juice. Orange tinge with lots of foam. Very drinkable. Just what was needed for a long hot day lunch. Drying finish and aftertaste.
jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet hoppy aroma, almost smells like a imperial IPA. Pours a decent head that hins a little. Taste is decently balanced between hops and malts. Flavorful with a slight yeasty finish. Smooth. Very drinkable and a welcome companion to the hot weather.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to nolankowal: Copper color with a white head. Aroma was citrus, some light sweet malts, and an earthy/pine quality as well. Flavor, grapefruit, very hoppy all around. Easily the most bitter beer at a tasting consisting of mostly bitter beers. That kind of thing will always impress me.