HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2011 Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber pour with a nice head. Pine, grapefruit, orange, citrus. Slight sweetness and with bitterness. Some bread. Nice balance
Poured from growler from brewery. Aroma of big hops, malt and an odd cotton candy. Classic good looking clear amber, thin head persists. Mix of pine and grapefruit hops dominate flavor with a pineapple juice base. Sounds weird, but it works. This has so much hops that it almost makes my eyes water. Somewhat mellowed at the end, but still an intense and unique IPA. JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
Cask at d.b.a. Dry hopped with cascades. hazy golden beer with a thick white head. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Bright fresh citrusy grapefruit and orange. Pale malts with a light honeyish character. Sticky resins and a soft malt sweetness on the back. Perfect integration of fresh hops and fresh bready pale malts. Lots of fruity cascade hop flavour. Light minerally character on the back. It’s very basic but I think it’s just about perfect. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Draft at the brewry. Pour was a mid-level abmer brown with nice head. Lots of hops and citrus nose. taste was hoppy, but not smack you around hoppy. Refreshing tartness on finish. So good I got a growler of it, and I am not a hop guy. No trace of the % here. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Nice tropical and citrus hops in the aroma. Very little carbonation in this one, but it was good. Lots of malt in the flavor, and followed by substantial pine-like bitterness. Good one.
Saarlander (1920) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2007
Corked, hand bottled from Lou18! Got my package and had to try this one first! Dull Copper pour, with lots of carbonation! Abit milder than I’m used to, but that’s fine, what a great drinker! Some earth, and bread to this one, hops are there too.. but just well balanced! some citrus as well, a great brew! thanks Lou! HoppityHop (206) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours, looks, and smells the way an IPA should, with enough malt substance to balance out the earthy and woody flavor of the hops. Earthy without tasting like top soil. Grapefruit and pine are also present. Think English-style, but American in execution. Think Hop Devil, but better. Hop Wallop, but more drinkable. This is an amazing IPA, one of the best I’ve ever had. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Pours a nice deep copper with a foamy sticky beige head, and nice lacing. Aroma is sticky sweet with lots of thcik chewy malts to back up the hops- which are nice and balanced, citrusy, light herbal notes and a bit of pine. Good resinous flavor with some toasted and caramel malts, bready, and citrus. Moderate bitter finish. Pretty solid IPA. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Growler acquired in trade (Mystery Swap v2) from Lou18 (thanks!). Poured a deeper orange / copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma was quite earthy with some biscuit, and a trace of citrus. Tastes follwed suit. Sort of an Ice Tea flavor to it as well. Definitely not your typical American Hop Bomb, actually I had to reach to get any hops in this one. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a brownish amber with a very small off white head. Aroma of earthy, biscuit, more of an English IPA to me. Flavor had hints of grapefruit hops, more earthy though. Decent hop bitterness along with hints of pine. Some toasted malts as well. Kind of missing that caramel malt aroma and flavor I would expect from an IPA.