Lowe1983 (1400) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, caramel, and sweet malts. Flavor starts of with the sweet malts but quickly gives way to the citrus and piney hops. Has a decently bitter finish. Just like the other brews Iíve had from Southern Tier, they are quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers. They are very good with making beers with lots of hop and bitter flavor just like I like it.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a small, tight head. Slightly sour, somewhat aromatic-hoppy, nutty aroma. Crisp, but pretty harshly hoppy flavor with some alcohol, wheat and toffee. Medium-bodied, slicky and slightly alcoholic palate with pretty low carbonation. A quite light, hoppy, but pretty harsh IPA.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a twelve ounce bottle - Yeah, itís an amber hued IPA with a tall head 0 Itís no "Phinn & Mattís"!
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber. Aroma is very piney with sharp citrus (grapefruit). Just a bit of malt for balance. Better than most, but not the best.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 A little bit too thick and syrupy for me. Not a bad ipa if you like yours a little heavier.
thedm (5214) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated hazy dark orange brown colored body. The aroma was mild with mild hoppy and caramel notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly from the hops and the flavor was mild hop and caramel malty.
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean looking beer. Hoppy scent with some floral aroma. Flavor is mostly hops with a biscuity malt hint and a dry sweet finish.
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished with poor lacing, carbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Nose was malty, caramel, pine, grapefruit and hops. Flavor was malty, hoppy, bitter, and citrus. Mostly smooth palate.
jimhilt (2491) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong piney nose. Starts hoppy, bitterness throughout piney/hoppy finish. Bitter aftertaste. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JFURYCAT for trade. Pours a translucent golden orange amber with a medium foamy off white head that left some lacing and sustained. Aroma of citrus (mostly orange), pine and some caramel maltiness. Flavor more of a piney grapefruit with a decent malt balance and slight bitterness. Very solid IPA.