RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rosemary grapefruit hop aroma. Hop flavor turns even more herbal and earthy. Nothing to write home about.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright, clear copper color, big fizzy inch of off white head that sticks around well and leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Light crisp citrus and floral hop aromas in front of some tamed caramel sweetness. Flavor flattens out a fair amount... light citric bitterness on the front. Mild but decent hop character follows with some grapefruit, lemons, and crisp light spicy pepper notes. Mild, tame malty sweetness in the background. Palate is smooth and even with a crisp, dry, lightly bitter finish. Overall a decent IPA, on the mild and sessionable side.
PhatB420 (631) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got my hops up for nothing, couldnt quite grasp what was so solid here, but its really not that bad of a brew, maybe a step up from a dundee ipa or so, but quite mild and no strong presence of an intricate brewing process.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of sour citrus hops with a strong malt presence. Taste is very balanced malts and hops, unusual for an IPA, but not bad. Good choice if you don’t like hops too much.
halfonit (1169) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a slight hops smell. A golden colored brew with a faint hop scent. It’s not too bad of a brew but I’d recommend this one for a beginner of the hops flavored beer. Most likely my boy named Phattie. Learn the brews man......learn them!! Go B’s!
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. This is from a local brewery to me so I have tried most of their offerings. As with their other beers their is nothing special here. Just OK.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Tase grapefruit, citrus hops and malt with bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a 3 finger white head. Aroma is malty with subtle floral hints of hop spiciness. Flavor is very malty caramel with strong hop bitterness, it prickles the tounge as it enters your mouth. Notes of honey and light etoh in the finish. Big hop resins and other fruits to finish. good.
thornecb (4459) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Sour resin aromas. Strawberries and resin from front to back. The non-citrus fruity flavors threw me off.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Heavily hazed amber dark brew with medium, creamy head. 3+
Nose: Straight yet proper blend of sweet malt and west coast hops. Perhaps bit drier than one might expect to be. 7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Hoppy, nutty with woody finish. Unexpected development for an IPA. Raw herbal, tea like bitters with soft slight caramel like base. Peculiar in its own way.