Holdwine (1082) - 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 (2224) - 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.
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice, clean brew. Has an understated hoppiness-- it’s a hoppy beer, but it is not as strong as most IPAs, which it of course is not. Hops give way to malt and they play equal roles. Just right for a Pale Ale.
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer of the month club. I rather enjoyed this, although I was thinking in terms of pale ale, and would certainly not consider it a strong IPA. Crisply hoppy with a beefy, late-revealing flavor. Bueno.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BOM for January ’08.
pour is amber with thin head that goes away quickly, a little lacing.
smell is of apricot, floral, hops, some malt, caramel, a little citrus.
taste is sour, slight grapefruit hops, citrus, some caramel, end is a little bitter.
overall this is not an IPA, more of an ESB or an english ale.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber copper with a off-white head. Hoppy nose of citrus and pine. Crisp hop flavor, malts are very mellow. Very solid pale/IPA, while not overhopped like the NW ones, very drinkable and enjoyable.
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful looking beer: golden-orange with the tinest hint of haze; the 12 oz. bottle fills my 16 oz. shaker to the top with 4 oz. of foamy, frothy head; tons of lacing all the way down the glass, and a small head is retained for at least half an hour. Aroma is too light, but is bready and of citrus fruit. Flavor, frankly, is a bit sour, and has little to offer other than bready malts and a quite bitter finish. Silky body, yet clean. Not terrible.
hopdog (9167) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear orangish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, grapefruits, a little sugary and light caramel. Tastes of caramel up front leading into a light grapefruit finish. Thinner body.