MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This American Pale Ale’s grapefruity hops and lightly toasted pale malts benefit from a decent body and pleasant bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy golden, lacing well.
-The smooth effervescence increases drinkability.
-The hop bitterness was a tad leafy, and a bit resinous.
-The flavor profile was a bit mineral at times; perhaps the line was getting dirty?
On tap at the brewpub.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with two finger white head and decorative lacing. Aroma is loaded with fruity esters, caramel, toffee, and raisin, and some floral hops. I’m always very impressed with the distinctiveness of Woodstock’s aromas. Yeast character also yields banana and clove, which I was surprised to find in this style. Flavor is grainy bitterness, a nice hop bite, and some roasty caramel malt. Palate is medium to full for the style, with some light prickling carbonation and a crisp finish that, dare I spell it, resinates with hops. Very impressed with this one surprisingly.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Multiple tastings. I have had everything they have to offer as we come here often for dinner while in the area. As with their food, the beer is OK but nothing spectacular. In fact, most of their beers are in my opinion, sub-par. This one though is a very drinkable pale ale and one of their better offerings.Stay away from the cask version though, not good.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Got a fresh one. Overflowing with great hop aroma but the favor is quite disappointing, more house off flavors. very disappointing after the phenomenal aroma.
bugsizzy (53) - USA - APR 3, 2009
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The only thing memorable for me about this beer that warrants a comment is the giant head that poured with every bottle. For me it literally took up half the glass; not an appealing characteristic for me.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light crisp hop aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium off-white head. Light malt beginning fading to light hops. All around well balanced light beer.
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, best by 4/09) Large off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light grapefruit, butter. Light-medium body, some acidity.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mild citrus aroma, with some maltiness. Orange amber body, off-white head. Flavor is mildly bitter citrus, tasty but not particularly aggressive. Mild finish.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Overwhelming pine aroma. Bitter, citrusy flavor. Like everything Ive had from this brewery, light and easy to drink. Toes the line between a regular pale and IPA.
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orangey body with a thin, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted pale maltiness with a citrusy, earthy hop aroma.
Taste: Toasty pale malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Citrusy hops with a taste of grapefruit and a medium bitterness clear things away and leave you with a dry, lightly bitter, lightly toasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: While not altogether horrendous, it’s by no means a great India Pale Ale.