tomthompson89 (1980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
citrussy, kinda one dimentional, not enough malt balance but the hops sure are a kick in the face, which we sometimes all need
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle received in a trade with Reagan1984 thanks!
A-Golden orange with a 1 finger creamy white head with good retention and modest lacing.
S- Sweet citrus and bready malt coupled with a mild floral hop in the nose
T-Bread notes up front followed by floral hops and then a citrus zest wave that soon subsides. the hops are not aggressive in any way. this is definitely a traditional east coast usa ipa taste. Good thing for that citrus zest taste, without it this brew would be overpowered by sweet malt.
M- Felt a bit thin probably due to a lack of carbonation and really dried out my mouth.
D- Very drinkable because of how much it dries your mouth out and the mellow nature of the hops. This is an easy IPA to session with.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-13-2008
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stale hop flavors, with what tastes and smells almost exactly like the hops used included in my beginner Homebrew Kit. Huge lacing.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour with a light offwhite head. Aroma is lightly floral and some caramel malt. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is a bit bland, some light floral, grassy hop and a standard caramel malt backbone. NOthing to write home about
probstblueribbon (3728) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl. oz bottle from C’s Farm Market, Oswego NY, served cold in a Scotch Irish taster glass.
App.: Hazy orange-amber with a decent white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit and marmalade, a touch of infection, some crystal malt, caramel and brown sugar,
Palate: Medium body and moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Still a touch of infection, mainly C-hops and caramalt, a bit green, leafy, vegetal, resinous/dank, a little brown sugar; lightly sweet with decent bitterness and a malty/grapefruit finish.
A typical American-style IPA, I guess. Could be fresher.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear amber pour with a half inch of white foam. Aroma is very grassy and floral. Can definitely smell the Cascade. Flavor is bitter and floral at the start with a very mild citrus middle. Mainly dry and flowery hops. Some peppery bitterness coming through at the end with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Kind of average.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle, from Supreme Liquors, Cambridge MA. Slight chill haze. Tight but diminishing head. Decent condition but not too gassy. Plenty of citric hops with a good deal of bitterness, tending toward astringence. Also a modicum of biscuity malt. Not the biggest hitting IPA but extremely refreshing, quaffable stuff.
mcox90 (1931) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 bottle. Pours a deep gold with a 1/4" off white head. Aroma is citrus and malt. Nice medium body, smooth and soft on the tongue. Flavor is citrus hops, balanced with sweet caramel malt.
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden yellow color. Lots of carbonation. Rocky light brown head; excellent head retention. Honey-colored. Actually looks downright excellent. The smell is flowery perfume hops. Hint of citrus (lime, orange). Roasted, dark caramel malts; dry and bready. Earthy. The taste is toffee and bready caramel malts on the front. Earthy like a sandbox. The hops come in at the end, and add a needed bitterness. Like an English IPA with extra woody, flowery hops. The feel is a great medium body. Smooth and buttery; lasting, but not intrusive. The hops in this beer are American, but the strong roasted malt balance puts this over the top.
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.