unclemattie (4335) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep amber color, off-white foamy head. Heavy grapefruit rind aroma. Huge aroma of fresh grapefruit meat. Flavor is light malt with a sharp hop bitterness. Lingering hop bitternes on the tongue. Light bodied.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light orange red color, very low in carbonation. Extremely light lacing. Smells nicely of heavy piney malts. First taste is all hops with some malty tones present. Mouthfeel is weak as there is a lack of carbonation. This puppy could use a stronger malt backbone. Not too bad, not to good either.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled and brewed at Shipyard. This is not the same as the draught only version available at the inn. Pours copper with a thin white head. Has that signature Shipyard bland and boring yeast signature that overwhelms what is an otherwise a great beer. Some stray hoppy citrussy elements are also present, but not nearly as defined as the draught version. Tastes citrussy with an annoying pride of rignworm infested undertone. It amazes me anyone contract brews though Shipyard.
thornecb (4709) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Orange and nut aromas. Sour orange upfront with a lasting bitter/sour finish.
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with a nice head that disapates quickly. It has a nice sweet smell full of carmel and citrus. It also tastes pretty sweet but with a slight bitter kick at the end.
asheft (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle from brewpub]
Very inviting aroma of caramel and lemony pine hops. Almost clear amber with an island of white. Nice hoppy flavour up front, with toffee and then buttery diacetyl, but too much bitterness for the driness. Light body and empty dry bitter. Some nutty notes. Good on the aroma, but poor execution in the taste.
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good enough pale ale, enough hops to qualify, but not dry enough for an IPA in my book. Easy to drink with a nice wet hay malt.
tylerss20 (101) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Really really subpar offering from woodstock. Aroma was great, filled with pine and flowers. Looks great, light orange pour. Taste is much worse, hop and nothing else. There is no ensemble, no balance. Tangy, sour and dirt bitter without any of the well-rounded character that makes Ruination and Long Trail unfiltered superior IPAs in my opinion.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Poured a nice amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is of flowery hops with hints of sweet malt. Flavor is a bit understated, but definitely hoppy. A bit disappointing for and IPA. Not nearly as hoppy and bitter as I like in an IPA. An slightly less than average IPA that might be best called just a pale ale.
puboflyons (2383) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 355 ml. bottle with an expiration date of Aug. ’08. Pours a handsome amber color with off-white head. Hops in the aroma. Medium mouth feel. There are hops in the flavor too but also something lightly fruity. ANd it tastes clean. I like it because it’s a bit milder than the typical IPA.