bellco33 (363) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sturbridge Seafood: Pours amber with a nice one-finger white head. Aroma heavy citrus, grapefruit, and a little floral. Taste is a bit sweet up front, but then is immediately flooded with a beautiful citrus hop bouquet. Medium body, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Excellent IPA.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head. Sweet malt and citrus aroma with grassy hop notes. Piney and citrusy flavor with some malt before a grassy hop finish.
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Grapefruit Zest, Piney, Mildly Malty
Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Piney, Mild Grapefruit Zest, Mild Bittering Hops
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jlindros. Beautiful head on this beer. It’s a solid mass of white foam that sticks around for a long time and leaves solid rings marking each sip. The liquid is a cloudy golden mass of color. I don’t put a lot of stock in appearance, but this is an attractive IPA. Aroma has a nice dose of hops backed with light malt and some good mineral character. The hops are sweet and pack a lot of citrus. Tangerine, grass, pine, grapefruit, mint, pear, green grape. It’s a bit restrained and doesn’t have the huge juiciness of some new IPAs, but what’s there is quite nice and it’s all sweet and rather mouthwatering. Moderate bitterness. Quite dry. More mineral flavor. Some light, doughy malt. Good flavor from the hops. It never gets blandly bitter, which is more and more becoming a bright line test of hoppy beer quality for me. Tangerine, pine, grass, pepper. Some herbal and spicy hop notes. Light on the palate. Very easy to drink. Normal carbonation. Some hop oiliness. This is an excellent IPA. I think it would be even juicier fresh, and if not, they could use the same basic formula to pump that up. This is right in the same space as the new wave of top hoppy beers.
novice101 (308) - - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was exactly what they advertise it be, which is great, pours reddish gold with hops just jumping out on every direction, loads of citrus and grapefruit with some pinny notes as well.
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can. Pours a cloudy pale golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical, malt, and floral. Very nice IPA.
migwell (35) - - JUN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 I hate to knock a fine brew which a majority of people obviously enjoy, but I am no fan of the bitter hoppy aftertaste that this brew leaves on the palate and back of the tongue. Otherwise it is quite admirable, very well balanced and clearly well made although featuring one of the ugliest 16oz. cans ever. The ale looks good, smells great, tastes very smooth and light and then... you’re left with an unpleasant bitter taste in your mouth. Or, you could GET OVER IT and appreciate what a truly fine brew this is. After my initial quibbles about the building bitterness I found myself searching the shelves for this still rare (even here in Western Mass.) brew,,, and am happy to find it again. Good stuff!
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a great IPA canned from wormtown. Citrus forward with mild bittnerness. Some pine and herbal notes in there with light caramel and bready malts. Very drinkable and great.
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 16oz can pours cloudy pale orange with a finger of head. Nose is juicy lemon and orange, grapefruit, some subtle malt. Taste is malty but not overly sweet, the assertive malt balances rich resinous lemon, grapefruit, and piney orange. Nice soft easy drinking mouthfeel. Finish is bitter grapefruit and lemon, lasting pine. Great stuff.
bytemesis (3305) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can with thanks to Reynolds314! Pours hazy/cloudy orange with a large puffy off-white head that dissipates in time leaving clumpy lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, tropical notes, touch of cat piss. Flavor follows, lightly sweet initially, drying out with tropical citrus grapefruit passionfruit flavors on the tongue. Light bitterness throughout, lingering to the finish. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Damn fine IPA.