hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Times Square Brewery. small off-white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, nice lacing, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy aroma. Flavor was hoppy and bitter. Mouthfeel was hoppy and bitter. Light-medium body.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 10, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly diminishing white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and light orange brown in color. Its aroma contained no hops but did smell like dirty socks. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering slightly tingly aftertaste. Its flavor contained slight malt hop notes. More like an English IPA than an American IPA.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This seasonal came and went quite quickly. As of 10/12/04, I’m told the IPA (what’s left of it) will appear on tap again in November once the current Oktofest runs out. Quite hoppy with plenty of bite. I found it passable and easily drinkable. Perhaps less hopped than most IPAs.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Indicated by bartender as the new seasonal, an IPA. He warned me twice--twice!--that this was hopsy!! It was hopsy, but maybe to a fault.. something was off balance here, and the brew was a tad too overpowering. Easily quaffed however, and not a disaster in the least. Much lighter than then regular Pale Ale, almost pink in color, to the Pale Ale’s red. Kind of odd. Just a touch of sweetness to the palate, springs out of nowhere. In a match though, as you may have guessed, would have preferred the Pale Ale.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Times Square Brewery, New York.
It seems strange that they brew another pale ale when they already have one and the selection is quite limited. This was brewed as a special though and will not be included in the permanent selection.
Clear orange beer with a foamy off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor with some flower tones. Mild, but nice and fresh.