radarsock (1100) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the source. $5.00 for the full pint. Pours a lightly murky orange with which an off-white head 1 finger in length stood.
*cough, standard, cough, cough*
Tastes and smells of wool, sweat, DME, grapefruit peels, plastic, crushed aspirin, and ferns. A vague herbal hop presence experience by swallow. What else can I say aside from, "meh"? Not much, honestly. Individually these flavors could have worked, but they got deep into "clusterfuck territory".
Watery/thin, and uninteresting. Glad I have beer back home.
I’ve enjoyed a few Woodstock Inn offerings in the past. This is not one of them.
TaktikMTL (6290) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie au coût de 4,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel au beurre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel au beurre en arrière goût. (Rating #5852)
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of biscuit and bready aroma along with some nice sweeter smells of tangerine and caramel as well a good showing of a grapefruit hop smell. Some yeasty and grainy aromas as well as a little bit of earth and a slightly floral hop smell are there as well, overall producing a rather pleasant aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat fruit sweetened biscuit malty taste with the sweeter flavors being of a light fruit nature of orange and apple. At the start there is also some hop flavors of a grapefruit and floral flavor. As the taste advances the fruitiness fades a little bit, but the sweet remains overall moderately strong throughout the taste as some caramel and toffee replace the lost fruit. While the fruit fades a bit the bitterness increases as some grassy and some lighter earthy hop flavors join the profile. A slightly grainy flavor and a little bit of hay taste join the tongue more toward the end of the taste, and with the increase in the hop, the slight decrease in the sweet, and with a very light yeasty taste coming at the very end of the taste, one is left with somewhat sweet, but malty and decently hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with in terms of both its thickness as well as in its carbonation. For the standard IPA style both are quite appropriate and nicely compromise the mix of flavors that are present within.
Overall – A fairly nice IPA overall. Some nice sweeter fruit mixed with a good blend of hop and malt. Not bad.
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice floral hop aroma and flavor... Touch of citrus. Pours golden yellow with a medium head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-tight offwhite-slightly hazy gold. A-citrus/pine bite, some lt malt. T-citrus/pine bite, some lt malt, some spice/peach @back end.
radagast83 (5376) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a yellow-copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light earthy notes, malts. Flavor was light malts, some light hop notes.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of grass, straw, lemon. Taste is light lemon.
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy copper with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is pine and earthy hops, biscuit malt, mango and pineapple. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with tropical fruity esters, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with one finger foamy white head and sheets of foamy lace. First whiff makes me think, oranges, backed by caramel malt. More orange in the flavor, but less so. Earthy hops. Full and creamy in the mouth with a bitter finish. A nice, basic IPA.
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly hazy medium copper color with a huge bubbly white head that persists forever leaving a modest amount of lace on the way down. Aromas of butterscotch and toffee with hints of caramel and light earthy spicy hops. Twinges of mineral water and hints of sulfur round out the nose. Sweet malty caramel with lots of toffee and butterscotch flavor are front and center with a lightly citric and earthy hop flavor to provide bits of balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. English style IPA with all the faults that come from ringwood yeast. I don’t know why I continue to buy beer from this brewery, I guess I’m hoping that they have learned what a diacytyl rest is.