Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle. Aroma particularly basement must and earth. Poured a darker orange with a creamy head. Flavor is toasty malt with a light smoke giving way to the citric hoppy side. The woodiness seems to linger in the palate. Overall good, Iíd say it would be a starter for someone who isnít into IPAís.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA I had on draft, though it was listed as 7.2%. I asked if this was the Hops INfusion and was told FUCK OFF, this is NOT Hops Infusion my friend, you are trippin--so I punched the bartender in the dick with a $2 tip on my tab, bitches, and drank these things all night. It was sweet, because this beer has a high hop profile, medium grapefruit hip pine, all clean and intense and in your face. Very good IPA that is light coppper hazy. Nice brew, despite the bartending crew.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Essentially a step between the Hops Infusion and the ESB. The hop flavor is very herbal.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small amount of hops in aroma and taste. Hints of some malt, but pretty much everything is eventually overpowered a distinctive metallic presence.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a thin head that disappears. Fruity aroma, grapefruit, flowers, touch of sweetness. Taste is flowers and bitter. Not much malt anywhere. Bitterness lingers. Drinkable, but unremarkable.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper, hazy color with head that overflowed upon opening. Classic IPA light hoppy scent with hints of melon and citrus. Drinkable but unremarkable in flavor or finish. OK.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with no head to speak of. Nose is like a British Pale Ale in that it lacks all of the citrus and pine that we have in most U.S. IPAís. A little smoke in the aroma and whatever hop it is that brits use in their pale ales.... Kent maybe? Letís begin.... decent mouthfeel and body, but nothing that will knock your socks off. Taste is immediate bitter, but without great malt sweetness or hop flavor. It finishes well and gives you a secondary hop flavor on the burp (thatís a technical process.. "on the burp"). Not too shabby, but my tastes favor a cascade and centennial hop flavor in my pale ales. Nice sort of spicy bite to this one. They use some of the same hops in their Hops Infusion, and whatever hop it is, it takes over and dominates a bit too much of the brew. Itís drinkable!
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 15, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be very malty, with a great dark amber hue, and light tan head. Definitive hop aftertaste balanced very nicely by malty flavor and flashing moments of fruitiness. IPAís arenít my favorite, but this would probably be the IPA I would choose to drink forever (if I were forced to). Smooth, with a creamy head.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Paprika color with a slight chill haze in the body. Huge off white head. This beer was super carbed! Aroma of lawn clippings with a heavy oily odor as well. Burn chocolate flavor with a cloying bitterness that fights with the malt for flavor supremacy. An unbalanced beer. I hope this was just a case of getting a bad bottle.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle->shaker: Pours a light brown head atop a dark amber body. Lots of frothy head, some carbonation Aroma is hoppy, bitter flavor, flavor is mostly hoppy, has a bitter+astringent aftertaste with not much body or aftertaste. Not a very good IPA interpretation IMO.