MrBunn (2844) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with little head. Aromas are thick with oranges and citrus hops. As this one develops across the palate it moves from oranges and sweet malt to a piney/grapfruity finish that is very good. Still, it lacks a little up front and the finish is kind of rugged. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
12oz bottle. Clear amber with a medium white head. Grassy, woody, and light orange aroma. Light orange and caramel flavors with a strongly bitter and lightly alcoholic flavor. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. The bitterness in the finish is just a bit too rough for me; I could definitely use a fruitier hop profile to soften it up. Svesse (8743) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2009
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 4 March 2009) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with caramel, orange peel, grapefruit and hints of pine needles. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of caramel, grapefruit, orange peel and hints of pine needles. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Generous bitterness, but not overly hoppy. And the hops are brilliantly balanced by a solid malt foundation. A really well made beer with a nice hoppy twist. slitcher (268) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2009
This is not your typical "slapped in the face by megahops" IPA. This beer is complex and very drinkable. It’s not the hoppiest IPA out there, but it is one the best crafted and most drinkable I’ve had in quite some time. whartonbrewer (39) - San Franciso, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Wow, what a great IPA. Not at all like other IPA is that malt characteristics are far more complex and rich. Notes of nutmeg in the nose and palate. Very impressed.
glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle. Light roasted note for the malt, moderate amount of pine for the hops, sweat for the yeast, with hints of pepper and spice. Head is frothy, slightly off-white, with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear light orange/brown. Flavor starts light to moderately acidic and finishes moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily and has a lively carbonation. It finishes lightly astringent and dry. Not a bad beer, just not a good IPA. Brooklyn could’ve done better with this one. canary dog (779) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Sharp and flowery. It’s a well-made IPA but nothing special. About what you would expect for a reputable microbrew IPA. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle. Nose is full of earthy English hops. Flavor is relatively balanced between malt and a dry finishing hop flavor and bitterness. Overall, a vastly underrated beer from Garrett Oliver. BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
12oz Bottle. $1.95 Julio’s Liquors. Good pale ale though nothing spectacular. Better choices available. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of hops, grass, and caramel. taste is of pine, spices and strong hops.