puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Bitter hop aroma with light chocolate. Palate is thin and there is a lack of flavor other than hops. Pretty boring and typical brewpub fare.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the BrewPub: Floral hop aroma with notes of grapefruit and citrus. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Good lacing. Hazy. Medium bitter flavor. Hoppy, with notes of grapefruit and Cascades. Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Hoppy, but not bitter, finish. Not very bitter. No way it’s the claimed 90 IBUs. Lacking in body.
agl108 (791) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Vermont Pub and Brewery, Burlington. Poured copper with minimal head. Piney, citrus nose. Lots of typical IPA hoppiness. Overly bitter, so much so that it takes away from the beer.
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear straight golden ale with a nice haze. Surprisingly not as aromatic as I would have anticipated. The menu claims this beast at 95 IBUs. While you can figure out some white grapefruit and floral characteristics, it’s in mouth that everything happens. I say everything, but its maltiness remains rather tame and could never defend the thesis of being of service to the hops. This beer is hop juice really. Strongly grapefruity bitterness with a hop leaf, almost piney, astringent feel from the malt’s timidity - dry, dry, dry. Straightforward and not much to my taste I’m afraid.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at the brewpub) pale gold with slightly off white head. Grapefruit/pine aroma. Flavor is a LOT of hops - pine and citrus. I’d’ve called it an imperial IPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
dark yellow, sweet cidery aroma, ligdt body, strangly tart and bitter, winey, very low carbination, intentionaly bad
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 1/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 3/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at pub: Earthy hoppiness and one dimensional maltiness, some caramel and flowery hops; not terribly hoppy or bitter; decent.
JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vermont Brewers Fest ’07. Very pale golden with a fresh hoppy aroma. Light pine and orange. Thin body and flavour though. Lightly fruity. Orange/resiny bitterness on the back but the lack of maltiness really detracts from this one.
TaktikMTL (5866) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de pêches. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’grumes et de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume en arrière goût. (Rating #974)
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at the brewpub. lightly hazy golden in color. Has a very hoppy aroma, citrus and pine. Taste has alot of hop character, resiny and earthy with a decent malt backbone and a bitter finish. very enjoyable ipa.