georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
yellowish orange color with a good amount of hops and an intensely bitter flavor this beer is an excellent offering of a good ol american IPA
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Huge piny hop nose with lots of citrus - big-time PNW scent out of a NY brewery. Very heavily dry hopped. Dark orange pour lets light through, fluffy tan head does not. Taste is surprisingly bitter (on the strong side of IPAs), bone-dry without any resin, and a good mix of pine and caramel. Light soap and light grapefruit/citrus. Fullish body. Place this one squarely into the íaggressiveí IPA category.
swoopjones (4885) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery, This one surprised me, much better than i expected. Copper color, healthy dose of cascade hops & caramel malts in the aroma. Taste had a good amount of bitterness, well rounded & balanced. Id go back to this
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. I donít know if itís because Iím drinking this so fresh at the source, but this is a very nice IPA. Iíll have to pick it up in a 6-pack and give it a try over time. But fresh this is a nice resiny, piney, citrusy IPA.
williamherbert (1161) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a somewhat cloudy shade of amber. Nice amount of head.
Has a nice understated hop aroma, with something else. Canít quite tell what it is, but maybe honey? Itís got a heavier flavor than most IPAs and a richness I canít put my finger on.
Pleasant enough balance of malts and hops. The hops are there, but definitely not dominant. I would prefer a little more hoppage, but I could probably drink more consecutively without it.
Itís thick and a little creamy. Heavier than usual, but leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Itís a good beer, but not one I would buy a case of. Worth checking out in a mixed six-pack (which is how I got it).
pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a white head. Not much of a head, minimal lacing. Flavor is actually quite good. A nice hop bite with some pine flavor....fading away into a nice caramel sweetness. Not much of a sharp finish, goes down very easy. Would buy this again.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber hue with a medium white head and sticky lacing. The aroma is caramel, rich citrus hops. The flavor is nice; caramel and earthy malts, bitterness, English hops, light tropical fruit and bitter in the finish. Nice. Easygoing.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 4.0 (thanks j12601!). Pours a clear copper with a HUGE HUGE chunky beige head. Nose is perfumy. Taste on this is of....an old bitter shoe? Dusty, dirty, earthy hops. Spices. Green beans... I almost wonder if this is infected considering the huge huge head? No real sourness, but just OFF, in a big way. I cannot imagine anyone would make a beer to actually taste like this on purpose? Whatever, down the drain she goes.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby hued caramel amber with a large lightly tanned beige head. Big clean citrus hops with a nice caramel note. Medium to thick bodied, but the nice hop notes from the nose give way to a big cardboard flavor and a lot of empty malt. Finishes bitter. Just bracingly bitter with no subtlety or balance. Started off with some promise but fell flat.
decaturstevo (4413) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Medium hop aroma, apples, caramel malt. Semi sweet malt with a nice resiny bitter. Thin and watery with smooth carbonation.