DiarmaidBHK (5913) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Cask at brewpub. Wow this was much better than that last offering that had the hornets in it. :) pours golden with an inch of foam on top. The aroma is as pure as the combination of citrusy hops and maple syrup can be. It’s striking. I can’t recall having a better smelling beer. Taste is hoppy without bitterness. Clean finisher. This is a world class beer. cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2011
On cask at sierra, First batch out. Very exciting to get this one, pours a deep amber hue, nice head. Aromas are pretty good, hops, citrus, honey, caramel, and light maple. Palate follows with a rich smooth and creamy texture, The hops are subdued, but biting in the finish with a slight hit of the maple. Pretty impressive, but would love to try this not on cask. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
amberish pour, from cask at rehobeth brewpub. nice head thats gone pretty quick. nose is sweet malts with a cood dose of cascade hops and some nice resin and booze. flavor is mellow and quaffable. really nice ipa on cask Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pour is dark amber with a finger-wide off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, candied sugar, orange peel, pine needles. Flavor is of lighter hops with a great mixture of sweetness to balance out the bitterness. Great texture, easier to handle than the 90 but more full-bodied than the 60. Amazing IPA. bigguns22 (803) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Been trying to get this beer for 2 years.Tried to get a growler filled but they would not do it so that sucked anyway to the beer.I think if your think of a guinness draft in the form of an ipa that is the best way start.Pours thick and cream almost like melted ice cream.Color hard to tell was in the bar with poor lighting.Not as hoppy as you may think but as wonderful as it could be.
Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Had this at the Dogfish Head Alehouse. This beer is awesome. I can’t say it’s better than the 60 or 90 minutes IPA, but the blend adds the mellowness of the 60 with a little higher hop and alcohol of the 90. It works really well, as you’d probably expect. A sweetness balanced with a great hop profile. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
12oz pour @ Fountainheads. Poured a dark ornage with tan head. Aromas of citrus, malts and booze. Taste is slightly citrus hopped at the front and malty body and finish. A bit too malty, don’t know how fresh this was. Was drinkable but subpar. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Lighter brown-amber body. Nothing but an off-white skim. No lacing.
S: Maple syrup. Brown sugar. Caramel. Slight hop bitter aromas.
T: Slightly stale tasting. Maple syrup.lt. Citric hops are minimal
M: Flat, yet hearty. Slightly cloying after taste.
O: Took some effort to finish the pint. I am going to chalk this one up to not being in the firkin long enough.
Note: this review was from the original simulcast release even at monk’s. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Cask version at the brewpub, nice soft mouthfeel with some maple and slight woody character But a bit watery despite the earthy goodness. rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask at the Lucky Dog, Brooklyn, NY.
Pale orange colour with small white head.
Fruity earthy farmyardy hops in aroma.
Dry woody malty flavour with dry fruity apple citrusy hops. Mild bitterness. Low carbonation.