Msavage235 (90) - - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very balanced IPA, 50/50 on the hops and malts mixture. Definitely a sesh IPA, but doesn’t have the elegance of this brewers Un*earthy.
Gbgbrouge (317) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, clear gold with medium white head. Aroma with notes of caramel, bread, citrus and pine. Taste is nicely bitter with underlying fruityness and a long bitter after taste. Nice!
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle form Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: slight white head, golden color, clear, Aroma: heavy pine and caramel, citrus notes with slight alcohol in the back, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: sweet caramel on into pine bitterness with light grass and citrus notes, light alcohol on the back. Overall, pretty enjoyable IPA, very nice.
puboflyons (2416) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I was surprised that I had not rated this before now. Orange-amber pour under a long lasting off-white head. The aromas are more subtle but also have some personality thanks to the grassy, earthy, and light citrus mingling with the toasted pale malts. Light to medium body. Something I did not expect in the taste was this sort of apple or pear flavor among those grassy and citrus hops. Mild lingering bitterness. Easy to drink.
EatMore73 (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber orange with a frothy, average size white head. Aroma of moderate to heavy hops, some citrus and a touch of malts. Taste has a heavy bitterness about it, quite hoppy as well. Enjoyable.
hophead1234 (21) - - APR 8, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light amber color, light lacing, small head, good carbonation. Strong, good aroma. Quality brew, very bitter, quality hops--for the hopheads, goes well with salty foods.
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a tumbler..amber/orange with a fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,pine,resin,citrus..taste of all those..not too sticky or carbonated..solid.
yourilevesque (225) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber looking beer. This IPA shows almost no carbonation, either from the bottom of the glass and head. Aromas are piney, resineous, hoppy as well. Smell is fresh and you can predict this one has a nice body. According to the nose, the mouthfeel is complex: I get freshness, sweet notes, smooth palate, hops, all at the same time. Interresting! Unfortunately, the taste cuts right in the middle of the tongue. Almost no after-taste nor bak-palate feel. This beer is nice but make me feel like I have to get everything from it very quickly because it’s flavours evaporates in a second.
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with a medium slowly diminishing white head that leaves good lacing.
Aroma: Strong pine/resin and orange with caramel, sweetness and cedar-like notes.
Taste: Strong resin, orange and caramel with medium to heavy sweetness, alcohol and harsh bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. Oily and resinous mouthfeel. Harsh lingering bitter finish. It’s burning a bit too despite being only 7.3 % abv.
Overall: Like most beers I have tried from Southern Tier, this is completely unbalanced. This IPA is as harsh as some Triple IPA / hoppy Barley Wine. Minimal drinkability and enjoyability. Meh.
joejames (310) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker. Pours slightly hazy deep golden, two finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of pine, tangerine and lemon zest. Taste is nicely balanced hoppy bitter, mildly sweet. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes mostly bitter and dries. Tasting notes of caramel, grapefruit, resin, pine, wheat and grass. I like this, a very well done IPA.
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in an Anchor Steam pint glass [from Dec. 2012 notes).
Pours an orange-amber; about as orange as any beer I’ve seen lately. The off-white head is modest in dize but has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Has a noticeable amount of suspended sediment than eventually settles to the bottom of the glass.
Aroma: very fruity, with hints of earthy spiciness and caramel
Taste: fruity flavor, mainly but not exclusively citrus, with plenty of earthy spiciness and a moderate, piney hop hit mid-sip that carries intop the finish and beyond. Malt flavor is present but in the background. The bitterness of the sizable hop load is clearly tempered by the mix of 4 types of malts.
Medium-thin body with adequate carbonation.
O: a very enjoyable and unusally complex Amer. IPA. Recommended!