Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy drinkin' IPA. Deep amber with 2" fluffy head, good lacing. Taste was thick and full of sweet and bready malts. The hops were citrus and mixed well with a fruity flavor. Tasty.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color, very mild carbonation (poured nearly flat), this IPA has a moderately hoppy flavor. This is a good session drinking beer, not an over the top IPA
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, clear ambery pour. Hoppy, citric rindy aroma, with some malt character - but the hops are the nose. More citric piney hop flavors predominantly, with caramel crystal malt backbone. The hop flavors themselves struck me as a little harsh, and notes of alcohol came through as well. Decent IPA.
drfabulous (4915) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quality IPA. Enjoyed at a bar in Syracuse. Not the best I’ve had, but nice hops and worth the taste.
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head that dissipates before you notice there was one. Aroma, hmm... First a thought it’s all about the hops but then realized it’s not about hops at all. Well, naturally hops are on the front but not in the west coast style. There’s also some caramel and cookie-type of maltiness in the aroma and what strikes me most, tea. Buttery malts, some easy-going fruity hops and again, tea dominate the flavor. This is probably not a fresh bottle but I could have used a stronger malt backbone and more aggressive hops. I wasn’t too impressed with this IPA
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Very hazy, coppery amber w/ a lasting cream colored thin head. Aromas start w/ a cedary wood and lemony citrus hop as well as a bit soapy when chilled. Toaste malt and very little caramel @ first, but it becomes stronger as it warms. Very light fruitiness. Balance is to just bitter from start to finish. Malt profile is of toasty and caramel flavors up front and in the middle, but the finish is bitter and citrusy hop flavored. Aftertaste is a good balance of hops and toasty malt. Again, very little fruitiness. Medium body/w lower med. carb. and a dry m/f. An average IPA that doesn’t really stand out in a crowd.
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.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 On tap at Olde Dublin Inn, Clifton Park NY. Good IPA colouring but a shade more amber than copper. A good representation of IPA, but with an over-bitter finish. Proud to call it a NY State beer.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bot. Good orange citrus sweet aroma. Pretty, clea amber beer with tight offwhite head. Unsweetened bitter grapefruit flavor. Palate has a tinge of the metallic, good puckery bitter finish.
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bad label, bad cap. Brownish amber, thin lacy head. An interesting aroma - at first very loud hops, then settling out to a pleasant caramel. Herbal tones, medium-light sweetness, med heavy bittering, caramel, a bit of roastiness. Medium body. A grassy, malty finish. Pretty good. Definite NY craftbrew specimen.