Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a copper color with a thin slim glossing of a white foamy head that quickly slid off into oblivion. Left barely any lace.
The aroma had a big malt presence over top of some citrusy and herbal hops. Some earthiness and a little bit of damp wood.
The flavor was somewhat malty sweet with a hoppy base trying to balance but doesn’t do the hottest job. Aftertaste lead with the malts and the finish was pretty malty.
The palate was medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, either an old school IPA or an odd English styled one by an American brewer. "But Mom, there’s so many IPA’s on the market these days, do I have to drink this one again?" "That’s okay son, I’m proud of ya to want to keep trying it all, variety is the spice of life." BroSpud (2200) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2016
12oz bottle. Foam bomb. Something wrong with the bottle I had or this is a really terrible beer. Once the foam died down enough to taste had to spit it out. Hopefully this was just a damaged bottle. mcox90 (2097) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2016
On tap, 16 oz. pour. Pours amber/gold with a one finger creamy white head. Good lace. Floral hops and caramel malt aroma. Sweet flavor with malts dominating hops. Medium bodied. Pretty nice. ClarkVV (6763) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle, undated, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, though I know it showed up fairly recently on the shelves. Drunk 11/20/15.echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Incredibly foamy, big, white, rocky head shows strong retention atop a bronze-colored body that is clear and very carbonated. Filtered, force carbonated, I still assume, yet the head and retention is pretty impressive.
About as straightforward and uninspired as you can get in both nose and flavor. It’s like they’ve rediscovered the cascade-hopped IPAs of the mid 2000s. That being said, there’s nothing at all wrong with it and it’s shockingly clean for Paper City. Caramel-laden flavor with stiff carbonation and tons of orange and grapefruit. On the sweeter side, but not obnoxiously so.
Smells fruity, almost hints of apples. Nice dark golden color, a little cloudy. Not much hop flavor, but a bit of malt on the aftertaste.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
Pint draft at Admiral TJ O'Brien's. Hazy orange pour with a nice white head. Lacing is good. Has a resiny aroma with good orange and grapefruit notes. Taste is sweet orange up front which fades into piney grapefruit and bitterness. A dry grapefruit finish with a bit if sweetness lingering. Pretty good. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle from Yankee Beverage. possibly a very old bottle judging by date of last rating. chemical flavors, bad, drain pour PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
12oz into a pint. Pours a mild orange, head is partial with foam then subsiding into a thin layer of tiny bubbles. an orange glow omits from the brew. Taste is more malty than hoppy, mouthfeel is medium, nothing too fancy here. the hop presence runs into the malt too much and brings forth a muddle colaboration of taste. Dank and skunky is the aroma with cloves, orange, and organic grass, soil, and dirt. 6.5 carries lightly so thats cool, but overall this is lacking a punch that an ipa should bring. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Tart nose of grapefruit, nearly perfume like. One finger lasting head, clear copper color. Strong bitter citrus flavor of grapefruit and even limes. Prickly medium body that rules out sessions without being overly heavy. Citrus sensory assault here. The client’s brews are here, can Paper City send some distribution east of Worcester? thornecb (5952) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with good retention craters and recedes leaving spider lacing. Resin and grapefruit aromas. Sharp resin and caramel upfront turning to grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.