brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Poor appearance. Hoppy pine profile starts, continues to the end. Nicely balanced, lacks the hop resin I typically expect from a profile such as this. Pretty nice overall. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
(16.9oz bottle thanks to Errl) clear medium amber, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose is stinky, burnt, perm chemicals, sweet and hoppy, just smells like burnt hair. Taste of umami, bitter citrus peel, syrupy, tastes like burnt hair might smell. tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
At Savor NYC 2013. The aroma is citrus, caramel, toffee. The appearance is orange/gold, white head. The flavor is citrus, caramel, toffee again. The finish is citrus, grapoefruit. Too hoppy for a true English IPA, but less hoppy than the typical American IPA. Nicely done. mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub - strong entry into the IPA category, aromas are subdued, slightly english style on this one. drjay44 (3796) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Draft at a local. Listed as 7% ABV, and called an English IPA. Pours a thin off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light malts, toffee/caramel, grapefruit peel, resin....taste is moderate toffee/caramel, mild raisin, hints of plum, finishing with a moderate to strong resin, pine bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slight astringency, minimal stickiness, carbonation adds a hint of acid tingle. This is most definitely not an English IPA. It is far too hopped, and the malt backbone is too restrained. However as an IPA (not style specific) it is perfectly nice, well balanced, and appropriately complex. For an English IPA, it needs less hops and more crystal/caramel malt. BJCP, to style on the board, 7/3/12/4/7
Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear golden orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Big citrus and grapefruit in the aroma, earthy hops, somewhat spicy, caramel, and straw. Taste is citrus, orange peel, pine, light bread, and caramel with a big bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Damn decent IPA. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Amber in color. Aroma is of grass, caramel, woody hops. Taste is of pine, spicy hops, grass, pepper. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second sessionTerminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Cloudy golden color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, hoppy scent. Sweet, malty, hoppy, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Tap at the brewpub september 2012-pours lite orange with a small soapy eggshell head and good lacing from the start. Nose is pine and diacytl, very brit inspired but with more piney hops (less earth than a brit ipa). the yeast quality is all brit though. lots of pine/resin on the flavors with lingering sweet caramel malt and diacytl. damn this stupid big D, go away! Even so, i actually thought this beer was pretty good and what the brewery was going for. If it didnt have the big D you would see close to 4 ratings from me. However, this is a pretty authentic Brit inspired IPA. DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours orange with a thin white head. Slight fruity note on the nose. A bit of hop flavor on the note. A slight bitter thing on the finish. Decent for sale but the moniker is a bit hyperbolic.