rocbyter (2147) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Strong citrus aroma. Hazy orange color with a large white head. Bitterness builds quickly and fades in the finish. Palete is light in the finish. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
In short: A sharp, dry, toasted and grapefruity IPA. Very nice.Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
How: Tap at Prime 16, New Haven, CT.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: Strong nose of grapefruity hops and some citrus fruits. Taste has a lot of toasted cereals but with a pleasantly low apparent sweetness level. Bitterness is assertive and sharp with bitter grapefruits, citrus fruits, and a bit of pine-tree. Finish is dry with an astringent and bitter grapefruits skin flavour. This is my type of IPA. Plus I liked that pub (Prime 16) where I had the beer located next to the prestigious Yale University. Kids, eat your school, stay in drugs, and don’t do vegetables. I’ve personally only succeeded with the middle one.
Tap at the brewery a while ago, unsure if it is still available. The best place to begin describing this beer is with the Hoptical Illusion. Much like the HI, it poured copper. A little bit of cereal up front followed by the distinct pine flavor of the hops. All in all, it was slightly more floral than the HI. I recall my girlfriend not liking either. (She is a Blueberry fan.) basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Drank from the tap at the Blue Point Brewery. Strong pine and citrus aroma. Taste is crisp hops, little grapefruit and citrus, nice piney tang. Good mixture of flavors, a well balanced IPA. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, crystal malt, and grass. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, crystal malt, light citrus, and light grass. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Bitter hop, grass, pine, and crystal malt finish is lightly dry.
jcr (2737) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Draft. Deep amber body. Off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of pine, citrus with notes of sweet tropical fruit and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. A sweet IPA of average distinction. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Growler shared by nimbleprop: Pours a transparent dark copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and some fresh piny resiny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and rich dark caramel sweetness with a crisp piny hop flavor before a drier grassy bittersweet finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Draft. Pours an amber body with a yellow off white head. Very hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine, sweet nectar and honey hints. Mostly a grapefruit pine y hop bomb, Nice. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, mango, orange, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, mango/orange, some grapefruit, caramel. Medium body, low carbonation, light resin. nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On tap at Blue Point. Transparent copper amber with a barely off white head that lasted and left some nice lacing. Well balanced aroma that’s both citrus fruits and pine but also caramel and cookie dough. Caramel sweetness is the first flavor, followed by plenty of bitter, citrus hops (grapefruit and lemons) with a dry, malty presence at the end that cuts the bitterness. Finish is dry with some lingering bitterness. Best item on tap.