taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very interesting beer. Poured out of a bomber from Bocktown bar and grill. Very mild with a slight grass taste with some citrus. Im not sure what season I had, but Im assuming its fall or winter. Cant wait for summer or spring!
unclemattie (3710) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Deep orange color. nice pine aroma. Flavor is super bitter. Decent malt character. Lots of bitterness. Sharp bitter finish.
cbkschubert (2871) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with my good buddy jasonmech77 - Holy crap, this opened with the biggest "hiss" I’ve ever heard from a beer. When I poured the beer I got about a 1/2 inch of beer and about 3 inches of head. I’d say there is a carbonation issue that needs to be addressed. Anyways, after 10 minutes I finally get to drink the beer. As it settled it left this crazy looking volcano looking head in my snifter. Not sure if I should give this beer a 1 or 5 for appearance. Left some thick lacing. Color is a slightly hazy amber color. Aroma is a soapy herbal hops. Flavor is a bland caramel malt and hop mix. Has a slight lingering astringent aftertaste. Medium body. After another ten minutes I still have a small volcano head sitting in my glass. This was a fun beer. Once the brewer tweaks it in the right direction, it should be pretty good. Thanks Jason.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first beer from our newest regional brewer. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze-caramel color with a huge yellow-white head that towers over the glass and lingers forever. The aroma was sweet, nutty, malty, a bit earthy and had a noted fruity hop presence. The flavor was bitter, sharp and dry with fairly strong floral hops and a hint of pine. There was an earthiness and a note of burnt toffee underneath. The beer towards a bit sweet and fruity towards the finish. A decent IPA with some intriguing elements. I will have to revisit it some time to see how it evolves once the brewer is more established.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Ordinary and highly forgettable as an IPA....not offensive, not foul tasting, just unremarkable. A real example of how beer sometimes is badly marketed. You order this, and the waitress brings over this 22 oz. bottle with the little tale of how each season their will be another version (great idea), after tasting it though you will want so much more. If this beer was in a regular bottle without the "season" sthick, it would proabably sell more. One more thing, this is a amber ale not a IPA.
cheap (3378) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yes, looks like a typical IPA. Slightly cloudy and a little darker than ubiquitous pale yellow. Creamy alabaster head. Does not have that usual hoppy or pine aroma that I associate with most IPA, It’s just a little tart on the olfactory. One taste however, enforces the fading memory of strong IPA. A hop shock that is not quickly forgotten. IMHO this is an excellent example of the style. Barely any carbonation. Has some barnyard farm hints in the flavor too. This is the only thing that saves me from the terrible grapefruit rind offense. If you like IPA, better seek this out, its good trade bait. Finish is usual IPA bitter medicine lingering yuk, which is just plain too much for my girlie lager taste buds.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and hops. the flavor is slightly sweet caramel and fruit upfront, with a fair amount of bitterness and dryness in the finish. Good body, good brew.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice amber body with thin head. Aroma was different than a typical IPA. The citrus hops that are normally associated with IPA’s was missing but instead there was a nice slight berry smell with malt notes. Flavor has a wonderful sweet malt body. This is something that is missing from alot of IPA’s that focus more on hops than the balance of the beer itself. Most can be rough, this was very sessionable. In fact I really enjoyed having this to myself on a cold rainy afternoon. Some candy flavors left on the flavor. The mouthfeel was excellent, lightly dry crisp taste. Look forward to trying other from this new brewery.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have no idea what this was supposed to be. Smells malty with a bit of hops, taste is odd with not much of a hoppy punch, palate was a little thin, was very light in color
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Lightly sweet aroma. Smells of hops, caramel, earth, tropical fruit, and some citrus. Poured copper in color with a huge, rocky, foamy, tan head that lasted throughout. Flavor is lightly bitter. Tastes of biscuits, pepper, hops, toffee, caramel, and a little pine and resin. Medium to full body. Slightly dry and sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation. Bitter hop finish. Overall, and average IPA.