adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a murky rusty brown orange with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of orange citrus peel, tangy hops, toasty malts and mild candied sugar. Taste of orange peel, lemon, tangy hops, toasted malts and light candied sugar.
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours lightly hazed yellow gold with a large fluffy off-white head that lasted until the very last sip and left pillow of lace all the way to the end. Pleasant aroma of citrus, more orange than grapefruit, with a few notes of pine. Seems like there is a bit of spice in the aroma as well. The flavor begins with malt and is followed by some nice fruity hops goodness with orange and grapefruit. Some spice in the flavor as well, more noticeable than in the aroma. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable IPA.
Ron (2186) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour hazy golden with a large white head and good lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, fruity ester, clove, citrus. Taste is very bitter, lots of clove, esters, yeast, pepper, grapefruit. Good carbination with a medium body. I guess I should not of had it so soon after the double IPA.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh malt and strong hop aroma. Hazy light orange color with a large white head. Late bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy pale with a frothy off-white head that settled to a ring with time and left light lace. Aroma was yeast, spice, and hop background. The flavor found much the same; Belgium yeast, citrus hop, and light spices. Medium body, medium bitterness throughout, and a Belgium aftertaste. Decent Belgium IPA, but almost a little overdone on the yeast presences.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a bit of a honey glow and a thick, dense soapy tan head. Aroma of very nice pale and grassy hop notes, some yeast and light coriander seed spiciness. Medium-bodied; Grassy, herbal hoppy flavour at first with some yeast and malt behind and very little in complexity. Aftertaste shows mostly hoppy notes with some unfinished wort type flavours and a little alcohol dryness near the end. Overall, an okay beer - about what I’d expect from Custom Brewcrafter beers and about right from Rochester. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-December-2011.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer was bad. The hops tasted sour. It was over carbonated and took about 15 minutes to pour, glass was all head with just a few drops. Palate was bitter straight through. Just horrible.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mostly clear medium yellow with a short lived sticky white head.
Funky sweet malt aroma with some citrus hops. Interesting aroma a little off the norm that I actually like.
Lightly bitter but the malt is there too.
Very sessionable IPA.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... hazy medium gold, a bit of orange, nice head, off white, good retention and lace... the nose and taste are both overly yeasty, harsh finish
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Three Heads Ontario Coast IPA is a very sparkling, hazy, golden ale topped with a huge, fluffy, yellow-white foam. The retention is incredible and the lacing is great. Wow, this head looks like... well, kind of like Lake Ontario. The aroma is spicy and fruity, estery and a touch sweet. This doesn’t really smell like an IPA to me. It smells Belgian. There are notes of grass and phenol. It’s pretty big bodied, foamy and smooth. It’s pretty lively and the finish is clean. This is not what I was expecting, but it tastes good. This is what I’d call a Belgian IPA, like La Chouffe Houblon or Raging Bitch. Yeah, it’s quite phenolic, past bacon and stopping just short of band-aids. It tastes fruity, grassy, funky and bitter. The long, bitter aftertaste kind of burns the tongue and tastes a little like juniper. There is orange, apple and some kind of tropical fruit in the taste, but it’s hard to tell because the phenol flavor kind of dominates everything. I must admit that this beer is a little disappointing. The rest of the 3HB offerings have been excellent, but this is a beer I wouldn’t drink again on purpose.