Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Dark amber beer with a small offwhite head. Very sweetish and hoppy aroma. Similar flavour.
mansquito (3679) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Devil’s Den, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours a red colour with a creamy head. Aroma is citrus hops and a hefty amount of caramel malt, along with whatever oatmeal smells like. Taste is moderately bitter, but paled in comparison to the Hoppin Frog IPA I had right before this. Body is rather nice and smooth and the carbonation is mellow. Not bad for an amber.
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from ck1, shared with (at least) him - thanks bro! Pours a murky tannish amber. Nice lacing. Aroma has fruits, caramel and some grassy hops. Taste is of sweet caramel, some orange and brown sugar. Finishes sweetly. Not a Three Floyds as we mistakenly hoped!
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours caramelly ruby colored with clingy off-white head. Nose is piney hops, caramel malt, red wine grapes. Tasted complex, with a piney hop flavor, some vinous fruit at mid-palate, spare caramel malt, and a very hoppy finish.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from Capone’s. Had this on tap at Tap & Mallet in Rochester, NY and decided to try it again (though in a different medium). Tough to call this an "amber". Aroma of evergreen, pine resin, toffee, dry hops. Mouthfeel is very velvety, almost chewy. Taste is overwhelmingly oats, dry piney hops and bready malt. This reminds me of Victory Hop Devil in that the complexion of the beer is clearly good, yet I can’t get over the lingering mouth-drying effect. Overall, A decent beer from a great little city. Would probably have been better if complemented with food (burger, short ribs, etc). Nice label art as well.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A piney golden IPA with strong oatmeal flavor. Orignal and good.
How: Tap at Nail Creek, Utica NY.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: Nose is hop-forward with a dominant piney character but also herbal notes, citrus fruits and lemongrass. Taste is something else. I could really taste oatmeal flakes in this one, like my breakfast Quacker’s oatmeal I buy in bags that get me an oatmeal bowl in 5 minutes. Oatmeal, and lots of it. Also usual caramel and a bit of honey. Then the hops, assertive but not overwhelming, very much pine-tree and green pine-needles but with also a bit of dry grass and refreshing citric notes. Body was full and velvety, expansive carbonation that filled the mouth very every little sip, a mouthfeel that is obviously reminiscent of oatmeal stouts. Far from a masterpiece, if anything I liked it a lot mostly because there’s not many oatmeal IPAs out there, so this was something fun because unusual, but I’d probably quickly get tired of beers like this if full-on-oatmeal IPAs were commonplace. Entering my backlog of ratings makes me thirsty, I wish my local all-you-can-drink beer bar was open right now, or at least existed.
PhillyCraft (3519) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle after Thanksgiving dinner. Slightly clearish cranberry pour with khaki med to large head. Awesome streaks of lacing surrounding the inners of my glass. Aromas are very hoppy and red ale dominant..piney. Smaller notes of spicy grains malt, caramel toast, pepper, rust, and cherry. Taste is bitter hops, ashy grains, cracker jack, oats, tobacco, and light vanilla.
AskForJenny (1027) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz - The vigorous fizziness is distracting. The bitterness is offsetting for me. Ok
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes on 01-22-2012
On tap at Jeffrey’s bar poured into a Pyramid Breweries pint glass.
About a 1/2" off white head with a few chunks and fish eyes. Deep mohagany in color allows plenty of light through. Lacing down the side of the glass as I drink. Head settles to a thin film.
Smell of citrus hops with a faint malt backbone. Hard to pick up much else other than the hops.
Taste is hoppier than expected for an amber ale, which doesn’t bother me. Has a good bite and a lingering hop flavor. Able to pull out more of the malt notes as this warms up. Hints of oatmeal.
Mouthfeel is fairly light, mild carbonation. Hops are slightly sticky.
Overall better than I expected. Wouldn’t seek out again but wouldn’t turn down. A good addition for this new brewery.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andrew at Dadtoberfest 2012. Pours a deep amber red body with light off white head and lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, pine and tropic hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel malts, resin, pine, and light bitter grapefruit. Nice.