hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Mildly hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The floral, citrusy, resiny bouquet is pretty restrained, but darn nice nonetheless. A little biscuit in there too. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and biting carbonation. Biscuit and toffee malts provide the backbone upon which medium bitter, tannic and citrusy bitterness flourishes. Bittersweet finish… the sweetness quickly disappears, but the bitterness hangs out a good while.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and pine. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, pine, and had a spicy finish.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a nice amber color with a finger worth of tan head that recedes to a thin layer which sticks to the glass.
S: The nose has plenty of grapefruit hops along with some oranges. There’s a subtle pine and some bready and caramel malt behind it.
T: The citrus flavors are mild with the beer leaning more toward the bread up front. The finish has some grapefruit along with a light pine.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low, smooth carbonation.
D: The nose was much better than the flavors, but they are fairly unoffensive. Not an outstanding IPA, but certainly drinkable.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours chill hazy deep coppery orange with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, tangerine, toffee. Tastes malty up front, with hops, tangerine, orange, and some bready notes. Slightly astringent and more resiny as it warms. Another solid beer from Dan Weirbach.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium sized white head. Nice citrus and a little malt, touches of oxidization. Medium bodied, much more empty than expected, seems as if everything has fallen out, oxidized and dull. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness. Not impressed.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An rough IPA. Earthy, heavily toasted, strangely dry.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few months after the beer release. Thanks for the rare tick Fred.
The look: Almost clear golden-orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is tangy with fruity notes passion fruits and such. Taste is very toasted. I got a taste of dry bread crumbs and salad crouton with earthy caramel. Very hoppy and the hops have a strong resinous character. Leaves a long earthy dirty after-taste. I thought the beer was overall a bit rough and dirty. Not bad at all but not the type of IPA I could drink all night long. Why did Weyerbacher drop the Pale Ale and just called it India and why did they just brew a small batch of this very popular style? I really don’t know. Nor do I know why there are no B batteries.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy copper toned body with a white head. Brittle sharp drying and well spiced hop resins. Pine, spicy hoppiness, with a light floral drying earth and pepper y notes. A nice bitter spicy ipa. V.good.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at OTH. Looks like this beer is coming back.
Pours amber, thick white head.
Aroma lots of hops, pine/spruce, citrus fruits, light pale malts.
Flavors, lots of pine hop goodness, good balance of bitetr sweetness with a nice citrus mouthfeel. Light in body, some pale malts and caramel with a floral/pine/citrus finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed peachy copper w nice head. Aroma of stale grassy and fruity hops some citrus dusty light cheesy hops and mineral and hint of metal. Flavor is a bit off cheesy hops metal dust mineral grass and herbs astrngent finish low malt cracker.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, slight crystal malt, citrus, and grass. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of slight crystal malt, hops, pine, evergreen, light resin, hop oil, slight tropical fruit, and slight citrus. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bitter, slight crystal malt, hop, pine, and grass finish is dry. A good east coast IPA, but did not meet my high expectations.