mkgrenwel (499) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat dark amber color. Muddy but opaque. White fluffy head with solid lacing. Aroma is lightly estery, slight hops. Malt is a bit nutty and overly sweet. Not really overpowering or too much malt, but just too sweet. Seems to be an overuse of crystal malt. Hop finish is faint and forgettable. To be fair, they do make it clear this is an English style IPA, and it lives up to that expectation. Itís just not an exciting beer. That sweetness does just keep coming and become almost cloying. Almost a cinnamon type spice that comes with it at times. Not my favorite IPA and really not something Iíd attempt to acquire again.
BroSpud (1524) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle with Cambridge House IPA "The Original" label, brewed in Williamsburg, MA. This is a pretty decent IPA but Iím confused, is it from MA or CT? Pours a light amber with a white head and alot of lacing.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden/orange color with a super thick white head. The head is thick with plenty of bubbles forming throughout the snifter. Aroma is of hops, spices, wood, some citrus, soap, malt, and grain. Thicker palate with a nice carbonation feel. Flavors include hops, grain, earthiness, orange peels, caramel, and malts. Leaves an earthy malt and hop finish. Very impressive brew. I might have to try some more from these guys.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a light brown in color with a big thick one finger tan head that held on very well. Aroma has resins, pine, light citrus and malts. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation fairly high. Flavor has quite a bit of a malted side, mild bitterness, resins, and light citrus. Born on date reads 0401 but this beer just arived at the store this week and had a big end cap with their bottled offerings. Perhaps that is why it was priced so low.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Comes to the table a hazy gold with a small white head that leaves lots of lace. Nice sweet caramel and light fruit with aromas of resinous pine and grapefruit pith. The flavor is sweet caramel, light fruits and a touch of diacytyl. Before the resinous citrus pith onslaught commences. Its a touch bitter at times. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet resinous mouthfeel. English American IPA hybrid that does neither very well.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear dirty orange with a thick white head. Aroma of pale bready malts, floral hops, citrus. Flavor of toasted malt, garlicky hops, earthy hops, and bitterness in the finish. Simple, but nice. Hops are subtle, but still powerful. Good IPA.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and roast malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and a bit of pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops plus light caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard IPA.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler graciously sent to me by hobbie100. Thanks Richard!
The beer is mostly clear and yellow hued. The head is 1/4" thick and leaves a tiny bit of lacing behind. The aroma brings toast and hops, along with a dank vegetal scent. The taste is a bit disappointing, as I was really hoping for an English IPA I could thoroughly enjoy. Slightly oxidized with a boiled vegetable presence. Medium-thin in body with moderate carbonation. Overall, not a repeat. Perhaps this batch is different than the one folks were raving about, as I just donít see this beer being the top of the style.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-22-2011
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím loving this cascadian light ale. Er I mean ipa. Lol@beeradvocate. Love the citrusy hops, bittering finish. Yum.