LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an intense IPA this is! My neighbor in Harrisburg has made a beautifully bitter IPA that wakes the taste buds up and smacks them in the face. Grassy citrus aroma with a bitter hop taste make this beer explode with flavor. Not too overbearing on the hops or the malt which comes out in the end. This stands up to any IPA I have tasted.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy smell. Pours copper with small offwhite head. Nice sweet, almost citrus taste. Decent hop kick, but with nicely balanced malt. Hides alcohol well. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light orange. Smells fantastic, by smell alone I thought I was in for a two hearted, but I was wrong. The taste at first is almost sweet, but not yet floral. Then the hops really kick it, straight nectar style, then you get another taste of sweet, maybe citrus???
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
why is troegs best beer limited i dont get it. man. anyway BANGIN. copper/amber not a big head. aroma is pine, resin, and b.o., with amalty backbone. it taste hoppy and herbaceous and resiny but its not too bitter cuz it has some real nice sweetness.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber color with full white head. Aroma and taste of floral and pine hops no alchol taste. Hoppy bitter after taste. Very good drink IPA, one of my favorites.
beerczar69 (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best tasting beers made.One sip and you taste the nectar. My personal favorite. Very high alcohol but you cannot taste the alcohol.Golden brown with a nice white head.I love this beer.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orangy/amber with a nice orangy/tan creamy head. Powerful piney grapefruit hoppy aroma, with a big semi-sweet malt presence. Flavor is a bit less bitter than expected, but still plennty of hops, and very nice balance with the lightly sweet roasty caramel malts. Palate is medium, slightly oily, light bitterness, and dry. Great balance, and super easy drinking. Best troegs I’ve had yet, damn good.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy boboski. Clear copper and 1cm frothy, off white cap. Huge hops- floral, citrusy, piney, resinous, and a bit earthy. Fresh grains and lightly toasted grains. Easy drinking, balanced, medium body. Very good.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with small head great lacing throughout. Aroma was of pine and citrus hops. Flavor was caramel and the citrus and pine hops. Good balance and not to sweet. Good IPA it was stronger then i thought it was going to be.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head pint glass.
Pours a clear golden amber. Slight head that quickly recedes back into the beer.
Smell is heavenly hops. Not a barrage of hops, but a good hop presence in the nose.
Taste is bittery hops. Some nice, juicy, citrusy hops. Not overly bitter or tongue thrashing. This is a very toned down Dreadnaught. It’s quite good, but just isn’t the powerhouse that I was expecting.
The mouthfeel is crisp and medium bodied.
This does come across as something that would be highly sessionable. It being more reserved makes it much easier for more than one of these to go down.