hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus, pine, and some caramel. Some green hoppiness with an alcohol burn in the finish.
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was nice. I bit of a grapefruit aroma, nice citrus pine hop taste, it if a warming alcohol.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Aroma of floral fruit. Taste is slightly sour, herbal, floral.
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Crimson American Grill. Shaker glass. Pour hazy golden, nice lacing. Aroma of skunk, grass, light pine. Taste is very malty sweet and very hoppy bitter at the same time. Alcohol is very noticeable. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky and boozy mouth feel. Finishes with doses of malt, white grapefruit, lemon and grass and booze. This isn’t bad but it seems like a clash of sorts in a glass.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dank, fruity and herbal hops with biscuit and honey malt. Flavor is sweet malt with fruity and citrus hops and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Goodgrief (1789) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Golden pour, small head. Lots of citrus. Really malty with balancing levels of citrus hops but right on the edge of cloying. Good, but not great.
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear gold with a creamy medium white head...nice lacing. Aroma has a bit of sweet maltiness beneath juicy citrus and a slight herbal note. Flavor follows suit...nice herbal bitterness creeping through citrus and apricot notes. Mouthfeel is medium / full and the finish is dry and herbal. Hides the big ABV nicely.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent deeper yellow with a decent lacey white head. Aroma brings perfumey citrus lemon, some people like it but I don’t love it. Flavor brings the Citra hops forward in a perfumey way, piney to the almost medicinal point with a lingering bitterness on the backened.
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy gold pour with some soft foam. Light lace. Lots of earthy, resiny hops. Strong alcohol burn. Thick blonde caramel malts. Turpentine. Candied ginger. Feels like a hoppy, heady barleywine. Solid - but reads as too boozey.
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at the tasting room.
A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a small ring around the edge, leaving small wisps of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of candied grapefruit, citric hops, pine resin, fresh cut grass, lightly toasted caramel malt and some light booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malt and the candied fruit quickly being joined by the citric hops, pine, grass and mild booze burn. Finish is pretty sweet with a bit of dryness, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, sticky feel coats the palate. The booze is definitely there from the start, getting warmer as it sits in the glass.
O - One of the better IPA’s from Spring House I have had. Usually not a fan of their lighter beers but this one was pretty solid.