Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2017
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance had a dark golden semi-hazy color with a sly transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising. Small white head quickly dissipated with no lacing.
The aroma balances between some citrus, pine and caramel. Then some breadiness and orange zest cleanly moves in.
The flavor takes the previously mentioned aromas to cleanly build a soft sweet feature sliding over a nice bitterness. Balanced semi-sweet aftertaste yields the same sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbobation. Sly lacing.
Overall, pretty good old school styled AIPA that I could come back to if I see it. Maybe not really one to seek out, but good enough for what it is. halfonit (1356) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color. Aroma is of hops, citrus, some malts, and pineapple. Heavier body with some carbonation. Flavor is the same. Seems like the hops are fresh and comes through nicely. Leaves a citrus hop finish. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Itís a hazy, dark golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is rather malty, with a citrusy, piney touch and some caramel. Itís full-bodied, soft and quite dry on the palate. Itís quite bitter, with caramel sweetness, some generic fruityness and a touch of pine cones and orange zest. Long bitter and fruity finish. Not the best beer Iíve had, not much IPA-ish either. 150608 Meilby (11365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ La Quinta Inn & Suites, Portland, MECletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours hazy amber with aoff-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and hint of cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a slightly dry, malty, caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resiny hops, soapy, earthy. Tastes earthy with some piney hints on the finish.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2011
Ok, Iím getting the idea that Cottrell doesnít bother to make different beers, or at least change the recipe to much. I had their mystic bridge, S&P IPA, and this one at the same lunch, no difference.