bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good ipa, better than average. Nice full nose with a dry crisp finish. Hops are everywhere with this beer. I loved to try it on tap.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge firm foamy white head over a rich amber beer. Looks perfect. Hoppy malty nose announces a hoppy malty toffee beer. Is this a Hop Devil ... no, it has the same Cascade Orange taste to the hops, but without the pine tar. Good balance. A bit diminutive ó funny word to use for an IPA, except when comparing it to a Hop Devil. Maybe balance is not a good thing? Anyway, tastes great, easy to drink, good long bitter finish.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 On tap at the pub...
Sparkling clear, yellow ale with a creamy, white head. Good lacing. The aroma and flavor are very fruity. Some lemon and floral notes in the nose. The flavor is much the same. Well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, crisp, dry finish. Very nice!
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great and appetizing - frothy, lush head over a perfectly golden-orange body. The aroma is pleasantly light and hoppy, and somewhat floral. The flavor starts with a nice burst of hops filling my mouth, almost as if I bit into one, but it finishes fairly thin compared to other IPAís. The finish allows for hops to linger for while, which I love! Overall, its a decent beer and enjoyable, although not as interesting as other Southampton beers Iíve had.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at Public House 4/27/06. Pours a bright copper/orange color with a white foamy head. Nose is crisp hops and light caramel malt. Flavors of crisp clean hops, caramel malts. Palate is very crisp and tingly with a great bitter finish that really wakes you up.
ClarkVV (3753) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Multiple draught pints on 4/28 and 4/26/06 at SHPH
Full white head sits placidly atop a deep bronze-golden body, medium-high to high clarity, with plenty of bubbles rising. Lacing is low to moderate.
Very pungent and sharp hops shoot right up the nose. A combination of dry herbs, zesty lemongrass and dry tangerine fruitiness. Almost spicy, you might say, and really opens up the nostrils, allowing the light pale malts to drift lazily in to the mix, adding minimal sweetness, light graininess and a touch of sourdough even. Low yeast apparency, though still quite fresh and noticeable (light nuttiness), with a growing warm honey sweetness that never interrupts the hops, but still provides enough balance. Overall, itís much on the dry side.
Doughy, almost chewy and minimally sweet pale malts provide mostly texture upon sipping, while the hops are decidedly less bitter and striking in flavor than they are in aroma, yet no loss of flavor, as lemons, curacao oranges, strong grass and herbs all play about as the zesty carbonation tingles and sets the palate alive with dry hop flavor and a rather crisp finish. Fortunately, some malt sweetness emerges, again, mostly pale malt sugars producing a bit of honey and dough. Medium to medium-light body and could use some malt depth to cut the rather monotonous simple sugar/honey note, but the hops are elegant and bold, without being overdone.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Golden and clear with a white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice hop malt flavor balance. This is a nice session beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at SPH. Golden color with a thin white head. Light citrus and earthy aroma on top of caramel. Flavor of malt quickly goes to a big citrus flavor with a big bitter finish.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sippin by the River í05. Another knockout brew by the Publick House. Smashing IPA, gotta take a drive ou there one of these days.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy, peppery hop aroma, with hints of biscuit and caramel. Copper color. Fresh, lush, grassy, earthy hop character supported by a killer body. Nice beer, of course, itís from Southampton.