Phatdog1 (167) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from growler into perfect pint glass. Slightly hazy amber pour with little to no head, even after an aggressive pour. Aroma is all sticky sweet hop resin and pineapple. Flavor starts out on the sweet side of the hops and then finishes with a big, pine resiny bite. Not harsh, but a slightly rough finish. A pretty thick hop slurry on the tongue. Tasty local DIPA!
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 16.9oz bottle-shaving cream lt tan-hazy gold. A-spice-mint [aspirin] /herbal, lt/med malt. T-harsh pine [iodine/aspirin] hop bite, med malt-toasty with a touch of sweetness trying to creep out from the harsh. Would like to try this again. White sticker on bottom side of bottle: DON-11 10/2/13
WillRunForBeer (337) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the source. Pours orange brown with lots if offwhite head that lingers. Pineapple and citrus in the nose. Starts sweet, then gives way to citrus, then pine hop. A decent DIPA.
BroSpud (1579) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle. Pours a medium reddish brown with a white head. Big hop aroma. Flavor is more malty than most DIPAs. A bit sweeter than I usually like but the huge hop content balances it out somewhat. Overall a really good brew from a brewery that Iím really liking so far after tasting several of their brews recently. Hopefully these guys (or actually gals as I understand) will keep growing and keep making these great beers.
mcox90 (1426) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. bottle from The Beer Store. Poured into an oversized snifter. Pours a muddled amber/orange with a fingers worth of beige head. Good retention and lace. Smells of pine resin, fruit and cake, yes cake with vanilla frosting. Taste is initially quite sweet with a good caramel malt base and touches of vanilla. Bitterness makes itself known soon enough. Palate is full and rich with a bitter, acidic aftertaste. Well done ladies. Very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy light beige head, medium to long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and toast malt, pear and apricot esters with floral and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting sweet malt, moderate fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
johnnnniee (1947) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Bertís
Pours a slightly hazy medium copper color with a tightly bubbled off white head that shows moderate retention. Caramel, toffee, and a hint of butterscotch malt aromas countered by a huge grapefruity lemony citrus a hint of pine. The flavor is a little different than the nose promised. Bitter pine and lemon pith that is barely sweetened with caramel and toffee. Sharp acrid hop bite with a hint of alcohol taste. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a lingering sharp bitter mouthfeel. Lots of bittering hops were used here, more late additions could mellow some of the harshness. Nice brew, I certainly wouldnít turn down another.
msnelling09 (112) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark and muddled, caramel brown with a beautiful head of tiny, slightly creamy, white bubbles. In body, the beer is dark and impenetrable to the eye, giving off a deep mahogany hue. On the nose, the beer smells like an old school IPA. Bitter, pithy grapefruit tangoes with pine and a beautiful underlying sweet caramel smell that gives just a touch of toffee and, unfortunately, cloying alcohol. It actually reminds me slightly of an amped up Harpoon IPA. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially caramel sweet, slowly working into a deep bitter flavor while never fully killing the sweetness. The mouth does fill with saliva from a slight acidity coming from the hops. In flavor the beer begins as rich molasses and caramel candy malts with nuances of toffee. This candy sweetness is eventually married with a growing citric grapefruit and bristling pine. The finish is an odd marriage of the two, with the candy sweetness again touching the tongue alongside slight breadiness. The aftertaste turns towards a more expected flavoring of bitter grapefruit and pine, with touches of medicinal bitters thrown in and a touch of wood. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body with a slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation puts a bit of a prickle to the tongue, but leaves no bite. The mouth is left bitter-dry except for where saliva pools to cancel out the acids. Overall, Iím not quite sure what to think of this beer. It is definitely closer in style to old school Double IPAís, and has way more of a malt character than I normally like in my DIPAís, but at the same time it is interesting, and really has a great malt quality to it that is simply balanced out by the big hops. I almost wish they would bump this ale up into the barleywine or American Strong Ale styles, if just to see more of the malts play through on the tongue. Alcohol is nicely hidden in the taste but comes through a bit on the nose. This is not what one normally looks for in a DIPA, but is tasty and interesting and worth trying. A nice shout-out to the past, and a great malt character.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best beer names Iíve seen. Named after the white donkey Jericho that came with the farm the brewer just bought: http://hampton-northhampton.patch.com/articles/30- at the source. Hazy bright golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, light pine. Taste is fruity, sweet and sticky, balanced, bitter dry finish. Very nice.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from brewery. Lightly cloudy gold. Only produced head after vigorous pour. Real low Co2.
Sweet nose of tropical fruit, malt and resin. Taste is much the same as the nose. Sweet up front turning into a pine bitterness. It doesnít have an in your face, slap your mouth bitterness. However, it gets progressively more hoppy the more you consume. Pretty good. †