Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007 echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
Pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy light gold with a nice big head of foam that fades after a while but every time I take a sip and put my glass down, there's *another* close to 1" layer staring at me from the glass and...there's lots of sticky lacing.
The smell is very hoppy with notes of pine and citrus.
The taste, well, it's hoppy as hell with big pine and grapefruit profiles but there must be just enough malt in there because I don't find it overly bitter except right near and through the finish. Man, that grapefruit is ruling it now and it makes me want to take sip after sip and at only 5%abv, I'm definitely going to indulge myself. Btw, if I want to bring out the bitterness more, I just swish it in my mouth and then, my mouth puckers a bit. lol. This is a damn good IPA and a fun one to drink. How do I know it's fun? After every sip, I find myself smiling. ;^)
Bottom line: This is my first Haverhill brew and boy am I impressed!
Smells of malt, with maybe a slight hint of hops. Nice golden amber color. For an IPA this doesn't have much hop flavor, just malt really deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. ARoma has a bit of grassiness with light pine and a light grain backing. Flavor has more resinous pine with light grains and a hint of grass. Sledutah (7890) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG grand tasting SpringsLicker (3681) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Clear golden with a big frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is floral and piney
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting.
Strykzone (7713) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Medium gold with a white head.
Floral hop aroma.
Needs more hops & malt. Somewhat undistinguished.
Sampled at rbwg. Clear and goldn. A blotchy white head. Dry hops are tasyed and are nice. Citrus with pine. So clean. Dryness. Quite tasty. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Clear orange yellow color. Thin white head. Dots of lace. Good orange citrus aroma, nice pine, light biscuity caramel malt. Holy cow, this is only 5%? Very good aroma for the very light ABV. Light to medium body. Very smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste. A solid, quasi session IPA. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Orange pour with white head. Aroma is floral hops and bread. Sweet start with a good floral/resiny bitter.Medium body with good carbonation. pretty nice swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
bottle, caramel colored pour, mild to medium bitterness, light breadiness, caramel malt backbone. OK IPA AirForceHops (7895) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draft @ The Tap. Nose is mostly pine and floral hops. Flavor has lots of bitter resinous hops without much malt balance. Leafy green hops and more pine cone. Whoa, for me it’s really on the harsh side. Lighter body doesn’t make it any easier to drink. More malt for balance would really help this recipe.