odinstyr (567) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with a small head. Smells of spruce and citrus, grassy. Taste is balanced - bitter and sweet.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler fill from the princeton location - pour is deep amber, orange. Nice citrus peel nose. Crystalline, caramel sugar, honey brown sugar, pears and plum fruits. thick, luscious mouthfeel & slick. Finish is resinous and big piney hop. Astringency lingers at the back of the tongue.
closey22 (1021) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, aroma of tea and lemon. Flava is of same + roasty malt + hops. Feels smooth but slightly zingy. Finishes dry and hoppy.
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is smooth with citrus and hops dominating. The color is deep amber clear with a small head. The flavor of bittering hops gradually comes in and takes over, but not biting or overbearing.
kramer (5172) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Philly location. Pours a dark copper, clear, with a small beige head. The nose is big and bright with citrusy hops and a caramel malt base. The flavor is nicely bitter and citrusy with some caramel malt forming the backbone, but mostly staying out of the way of the hops. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation, a little resiny stickiness. Really nice beer, easily the pick of the litter on the day that I visited.
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Triumph Brewing Company in Philadelphia, served in a shaker. Pours hazy amber-orange with a generous frothy tan head. Head slowly fades to a thin cover but leaves good lace. On the nose, it has the typical American double IPA aroma. Lots of grapefruit, with pine and resin and a bit of spice and pine. There is also a fair bit of alcohol and acid apparent. The taste is bitter up front, but it becomes even more so as it develops. The finish is long and super-hoppy, with a touch of malt. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a decent double IPA. It is not as strong as is typical of the style, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. 2010-08-02
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Philly. Solid offering Nice and refreshing. Have it on the front side walk and watch the talent go by.
drfabulous (4266) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Philadelphia brewpub. Nice floral aroma. Well balanced IPA with some hint of alcohol. Malts. Hops flavor and don’t dominate. Well done.
Arayaga2 (1818) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly herbal with a bit of grass. Taste is mild for style and a tad tangeriney with a bit of grass. Not a favorite.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Triumph. Probably my least favorite of the samples. It pours a clear, light orange with a rocky, off-white head that has very good sheety lace. Aroma is candy, melons, tropical hops. Taste is sweet, a bit syrupy, medicinal, rich in herbal hops, resinous hops. Decent.