LinusStick (3460) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
On tap at Bocktown. This beer was trying too hard to be a DIPA. Aroma of toffe and malt. Taste was more sweet than anything with a little hop bite in the end. Strong alcohol burn and little else in the aftertaste. They need to go back to the drawing board with this one. Lauracooks (7) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
a little hot on the palate, very nice hoppyness but could taste the high alcahol content estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Dark golden body, piney and sweet nose, offwhite head. Piney hops, balanced bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, a little smoky, sweet malts. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2007
(draft) Beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit/mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness. 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Draft at Max’s. Clear burnt orange amber color, soft white foamy head. First smell is great, but my nose doesn’t stay impressed over the course of the drink. First scent, however, is all sticky, sugary hop cones, dank marachino cherry scents and sweet pineapple. When warmer there’s a bit of rusty metallic hop scents that I don’t like at all. Full of grapefruit sour hop flavors, sour but not bitter, syrupy and sweet at the same time, with sugary gummi bears, burnt oranges and peach rind flavors, but it doesn’t really gel very well.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. A little disappointed in this one. Can I get some hops in my grapefruit juice? Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2007
TAP NY 07. Pours a medium to light amber with a decent lasting fluffy off white head and nice lace. Aroma is citrus hops, some piney, mango, a bit tropical, but I also got too much grass and even slight asparagus hints. Flavor was a bunch of american hops, moslty piney and citrus, but also noticed awierd off plasticy phenolic quality with some smokey burnt hints- almost a matchstick quality which is indicating infection. Motuhfeel is ok, and has a wierd bitterness in the end. Dissapointing from Blue Point to see this. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Tap at TAP NY 2007: Started off somewhat promising...Pours a deep orange with a very large frothy and well sustained head. Fruity and bright aroma, almost berry-like, yet it was slightly artificial and perfumy (not like pure hop resins or juicy) The flavor is astrigent, perfumy and syrupy with a burning backgroundand a harsh bitter finish. Sometimes IIPAs have no hop character, rather they just kill your taste buds with an unidentifiable assertiveness. Dissapointing. bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
I had this beer on tap, at Isacc Newtons in Newtown. The appearance is "fuckin good amber" as I said. I had a stuffed nose, and I could STILL smell the hoppines. Citrusy, very well hopped aroma. So I knew this was going to be good. I took a sip and I felt like I was blown away. It hits you from begining to end. The moment it hits your palate it lingers long after you swallow it. cheap (5858) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 OK, had to go for this. Even though I’m not a fan of IPA, I keep tasting in the hopes I’ll find one in this style that I can appreciate. This was on tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson so I couldn’t pass it up. Color is slightly darker than your ubiquitous pale yellow American lager. Aroma is really floral hops. Very bitter first taste. A quality that only an IPA lover could love. I would swear that somebody looked for the most bitter grapefruit rinds they could find then ground them up and added them to this brew. Has a bit of earthiness that I normally don’t detect in IPA. This stuff was way too much for my girlie taste buds, it just mowed them over like a John Deere. Barely any carbonation, almost flat. Finish is back of your throat terrible bitterness that just keeps going and going and going like the energizer bunny. Somebody give me a Weyerbacher Old Heathen to chase this down with, yeeow. I’m not making any apologies for this rating.