johnbuck100 (247) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the Brewery, filled August 14, my birthday. HB to me. This growler held this beer totally fresh for almost 3 months. Great hop aroma when opened, nice sudsy pour. Everyone is doing a session IPA these days, and I am very thankful for it. Hopefully the session IPA will one day take the place of a Bud. At least in a perfect world. But I digress. I have had hoppier, more bitter session IPAs which I prefer, but this one does have a nice balance of forward hops, but not bitter. Very full of flavor. Please bottle this, Troegs brothers!
orangesol (959) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden. I thought I missed this one, glad I could try it during the Scratch Beer throw down.
A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty lace down the glass.
S - Smells of dulled citric fruit zest, grassy hops, pine resin and light caramel malt sweetness. A little dull initially but it does get a little better as it warms up.
T - Starts off with some grassy hop bite quickly giving way to hints of pine, orange zest, some caramel sweetness and a bit of chewy malt. Finish is sweet with some light hop bitterness, not lingering on the palate for very long.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet grain and mild hop bitterness dominate the feel.
O - A decent enough session IPA. It has some nice flavors going for it but it isn’t anything over the top. Glad I was able to finally try it after missing it initially. I would usually say you should give it a try but I doubt there are many kegs floating around at this point.
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the scratch series is always a blast to try. this IPA isnt their best, a bit of a stale hoppy undertone. but unique as always
jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is bready and yeasty. Taste is lightly sweet followed by a slight bitterness light for an IPA. The finish is grainy and nutty. Very drinkable.
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