canary dog (697) - 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 (1138) - 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 (2087) - 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 (845) - 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 (9829) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer came in my beer club. I have never heard of the brewer before. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a copper color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was sour, tangy and buttery. The flavor was bitter, sour, tangy and buttery with a floral hop presence.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a lasting two inch thick beige head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is not what I’d expect from an IPA, toasted malt, orange citrus, brown sugar and a hint of pine. Tastes more like a bad ESB, with bready, lightly toasted malt, malt sweetness, lemon citrus and a bitter-sweet, metallic aftertatse. How can they claim that this is an "IPA for hop heads." The body is full and sticky, like a good IPA, but the hops just aren’t there.
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Bottle. Dark copper pour with tan head. Aroma of malt and really faint pine. Bitter taste of maple syrup and hops. Still, good offering from a small microbrewery.
mhot55 (99) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very clear orange-red (guess that would be amber) color. didn’tget much of a head. average looks, average smell. mouthfeel has a definite full body to it, even a bit sticky. malt sweetness/ flavor is present, in fact i think it slightly dominates the hoppy/ citrusy bitterness. hops take over at the finish. still has sticky malt sweetness at the end. carbonation is above average. average beer, not a traditional APA, but pretty good