Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015 Gabe511 (9) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz btl. Pours a very nice dark amber/copper color with a big 2 inch head that was slow to dissolve. Aroma was nice with piney citrus and sweet toffee malts. I would say it has a light to medium mouth feel that lingers long enough. The taste wasnt as hoppy as i anticipated but still has a nice woody amber flavor. Maybe the bottle is towards the end of its life and was n’t as good as the others rating’s say.
This was on tap at Barrington. This was served in a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to ruddy yellow color. Light carbonation rose to feed a quickly dissipating bar pour’s kind of head.
The smell had a decent sweet biscuity maltiness and a slight underscore of spice.
The taste was mainly malty taking the biscuity quality to town as the aftertaste was quite malty.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a smooth creaminess that rolled over my tongue.
Overall, to me, this one came across more as an EIPA to me. Still worthy of coming back to. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from Nejaime’s wine cellar in Lenox MA.
Pours a fairly clear deep copper color with a huge off white head that quickly dissipates into lots of lace. The nose holds lots of malty caramel and toffee with huge English earthy sulfur mineral water aroma to it. The flavor is rich and malty with a fair amount of toffee and caramel coming through. A solid earthy hop flavor poke through, but this is either an old bottle or a poor example of an IPA . Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent beer but feels more like an English bitter. My bottle is notched for Oct, but I don’t know what year. BroSpud (2189) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Part of a sampler at the brewery. All beers sampled were decent and fresh craft beers. Though none of them stood out as anything spectacular, I think I liked everything I tasted and all were above average. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, Barrington MA, on 20 April 2010. ABV not stated. OG 1054. Name given as Oh Yeah! IPA but I guess this is the same stuff. Amber colour. Good condition. Low aroma for an IPA. Another clean and refreshing beer, with a moderate bitterness, but somewhat low on impact for an IPA.
cbooth (12) - Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Growler filled one day ago, drank l tonight. Thin lacy head the clings to glass dissipates quickly. Great color almost amber. Some hop flavor I like more and upfront good crash IPA... That’s hard to find.
bbbeer (819) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draft at pub. Brownish amber, small head. Aroma fairly malty, non-descript hops. Medium body, slight carbonation, no alcohol. Taste is again malt-dominated with some hops but not as much as would expect from an IPA. Pleasant but undistinguished. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Dark amber with reddish tint in the glass. A nice tight offwhite head. Pretty. Aroma is malt forward, nutty, a bit bready almost. Some subtle herbal hoppiness in the background. Flavor is toffee malt, some grain, cracker, and a bit of herbal bitterness on the finish. Nothing out of this world, a solid malt forward IPA. PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2010
22oz bomber. Pours with no lasting red. Color is dark tan, almost looks like a ESB here. Taste is hoppy but not overwhelming, actually not a tremenoudous amount of hops. But pairing that with the gentle malts makes this brew solid and goes down soooo smooth. Kind of a sweet after taste on the pallate, like a mild bit of apples. Carbination helps move this along yet for and IPA was I hoping for more of a bite. Maybe it had to do with the soloar brewing powers within. Nice. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed orange amber with a thin to medium white head which falls quickly. Earthy malt and buttery citrus. Slightly creamy and buttery caramel, nice spicy hop presence. Finishes with a quinine and grapefruit bitterness. The butter note is a bit distracting. hayduke (5210) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
From a draft pour at the Egremont Inn in Great Barrington, MA this came a clear copper color with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus and pine hops. Light and very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter and so is the finish. For someone who is used to the heavy bitterness of west coast IPA’s this seemed pretty laid back but was quite drinkable and enjoyable.