BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into pint glass has orange amber color with light carbonation. Hops really stand out in this beer. Nice pine flavors and very good overall balance. Another local beer that I plan to get again.
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can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t remember much about this one, other than that the others in our tasting session thought it was the bitterest and most disgusting beer they’d ever had (it wasn’t that bitter, nor was it that terrible, but it wasn’t a great IPA). Had on tap at the brewery/vineyard. Most of their beer was pretty forgettable.
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bland floral aroma. Pours orange with little foam. Tastes slightly skunky. Grassy and pine taste. Bitter. Not big on this
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jcweaver (768) - 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 (9808) - 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 (2918) - 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 (3393) - 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 (3946) - 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 (8410) - 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 isn’t all that novel, but it’s a very well-executed IPA. A bit of sweet toasted malt along with some lingering fruit. It’s 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 didn’t 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.