jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with a medium off-white head. Floral hop aroma with a touch of malt sweetness. Floral and citrus (grapefruit) hop flavors with medium malt sweetness. Nice bitter finish but a little thin overall.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured aclear ornge amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest and ight grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp wita dy finsh. Flavrs of biscuit, grtapefuit,orane zest and light earhines wit a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit inish.
probstblueribbon (2379) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Seneca Lodge Brewfest. 03DE11.
App.: Clear copper with a fair off-white head.
Aroma: Rich pine, lightly floral, earthy, a bit peppery, decent caramel and bread crust malt structure, nice.
Palate: Medium body, moderate, rounded effervescence.
Flav.: Rich fruity, earthy caramel, earthy/floral, lightly grapefruit hops, a little dusty/musty, toffee, nice; dry with good bitterness and a nice burnt sugar and pine/floral/earthy hop finish.
DiarmaidBHK (2281) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ithaca coffee. Pours orange with almost no head. A bit of hoppiness on the nose. Big grapefruit on the tongue but it finishes fairly cleanly.
jkwood04 (2293) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a thick, lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy hops and light caramel malts. The hops are very strong in this IPA, and it is very grapefruit-like in the finish. Average texture. A nice hoppy IPA.
JoeMcPhee (7625) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber gold pour with a bright white head. Transparent brew. The aroma is spicy and fairly citrusy with just a kiss of light caramel malt contributing to the nose and to the flavour. Lots of sweet toffee and some rich malts. The beer isnít all that novel, but itís a very well-executed IPA. A bit of sweet toasted malt along with some lingering fruit. Itís a very quaffable IPA.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours clear brown with a creamy beige head that didnít last very long but left a nice lacing. Aroma is predominantly earthy, herbal hops, with a decent amount of malt that backs it up with a nice caramel aroma. The citrus hops come out a bit more as it warms. The taste is more hops, a bit spicy, but well balanced by malt. There is a moderate bitterness, but not overpowering. Finish is malty with some spicy hops and a lingering light hop bitterness. Overall, I felt like this was a very solid, well balanced IPA, probably could have used some more hops though.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wagner Valley IPA is a sparkling, crystal clear amber ale with a fluffy off-white head that has outstanding retention. It has a sharp grapefruit/pine aroma. Itís medium bodied, foamy and very smooth. The finish is clean. Itís simple and bitter with a very green, leafy bitterness. The malt balances it out well, to make it a very drinkable pale ale.
Slipstream (1776) - USA - NOV 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tomatillo in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Pretty light and easy IPA. Not too exciting, but a good brew, and it was good company for my grilled shrimp burrito. I look forward to trying more from Wagner Valley - havenít heard of them before.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. For me the aroma is floral with a hint of resin. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with a lot of hop - floral/citrus/pine? More floral. Finishes nicely bitter. Better than many.