acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Well balanced imperial pale ale. Good nose of blue cheese. Not particularly malt or citrus forward. closey22 (1946) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Simconotic? Alias??? Anyway that’s the name of this one; hazy orange amber lacy white head; aroma is rich dank hops; Flava is hoppy notes of tartness; feels medium thick and foamy; finishes very dry and bitter JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Funky English hop aroma sits above a light golden ale. Frothy head is quickly gone. Watery texture gives way to a grassy, fuggles infested IPA. Slight caramel, mild apple and pear, malty with lots of resin. Lingering pleasant hops. All English all the way. F me, I like this. it’s not a citric bomb, but it is a quaffer, and tasty. Dacrza (981) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: O’s/Yanks renewed, and Blatt is named new Cavs coach...APPEARANCE: light amber, effervescent body; creamy pure white head that stands firm; inviting with nice spiraling lacing... AROMA: sprucey with some citrus scents; a bit of grapefruit, apple, melon and otherwise, agreeable... PALATE: big, full-bodied presence that demands attention on the tongue and teeth; a pulsating aftertaste, almost an aftershock... TASTE: a well-balanced approach here,, with grapefruit,, apple, melon, mellow sweet malts and a bit of yeasty funk--a tasty balance... OVERALLL: a strong, memorable experience throughout, with enough punch and balance ti please the palate--a local brew delivers a winner.... Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 This is the hoppy beer for the cross over beer drinker. Nothing over the top or offensive, try it . It is good.And I enjoy this. Try it if you can.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
bottle, acquired via trade with lmgraz1, thanks lou. pouse a clear, dark straw color with a nice foamy head. aroma and flavor of sweet malt and some hops. very well balanced and slightly dry on the finish. the only negative I found is that for an IPA it could have been a little stronger on the hops. Overall, a very solid offering from Cricket Hill. this would make a wonderful session brew! geekgrrl (6) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012 does not count
A yummy locally brewed IPA. Full of flavor. Crisp and perfect for summer or anytime of the year.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2010 Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a faintly hazy amber color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and herbal hops with faint malty notes. The taste is citrus and herbal hop notes with and earthy note. There is a mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Nice beer.... and my 200th IPA. Woohoo! Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/15/09. Pours a clear dark orange with a modest 2-finger head on top. Retention is suprisingly great as I drink this beer. Beautiful sticky globs plaster all over the glass edge. A thing of beauty.
Smells of oranges, all-spice, bananas, cream, and flowers. Well-rounded scent I’d say. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet creamy as it goes down. Flavor is of muted hop bitterness, finishing ever so slightly spicy. Nice malt balance on this one. If you were expecting a hop bomb, this is not it (as most of the reviewers apparently were). Remember, this is an English style, not American. And as an English IPA, this is spot on from my experience. It is perfectly blended with the hints of bitterness and malty sweetness. Recommend. Sledutah (7527) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12oz bottle from John, hair of the dog beer the morning after RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a medium sized white and head good lacing
Aroma: Floral and fruity
Taste: Citrus, light malts and dusty
Very nice and smooth