KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012drjoeng (1230) - SINGAPORE - APR 29, 2017
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white frothy head that receded at a nice slow steady pace down to a few puddles with a large collar and produced some excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine and citrus hops and a soapy yeast with hints of maple, caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was moderately bitter with a slight malty maple sweetness early on and then became decently hoppy with a bitter citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long while after the swallow, with a nice hoppy citrus taste along with a mild sweetness that was left to lie on the taste buds for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a moderately dry texture and almost prickly carbonation.
Overall this is an IPA that is not to overpowering, but does posses a nice sweet hoppiness and is very well balanced. Highly recommended...
Handpumped Cask at the Brewery
Nose has pine and spruce tips and pine. Malt and mash actually predominate the nose.
Mouthfeel is full-bodied and light soapy, the cask and hand pump give this IPA a more fruity and juicy mouthfeel. Palate has smooth almost creamy malty flavor with barley bread, milled grain, and multigrain toast. Hops are pine needles, some pine sap.
Finish is medium characterized by pine needles and sap. A medium aromatic, slightly bitter finish.
Goes on Favorites List for purely sentimental reasons.
Just a comforting mouthfeel with a very pleasant malty and almost soupy palate. Just AWESOME!! skortila (5802) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
Bottled. Old note. The aroma has fruity hops, some toffee. Bit hazy, orange coloured beer with a medium sized head. The taste is moderate-strong bitter with some toffee sweetness, fruity hops, citrus. Medium bodied beer. Nice. VastActiv (6942) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Cask at Dogfish Head, Milton. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Very tasty cask ipa. PhillyCraft (7113) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
cask at Capones, hazy golden orange color with small to medium head. Notes of ashy hop, pine, sweet crystal and caramel malt, dark fruit, and wood. No bright citrus in this india pale ale. Pass Handypaul (550) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy, with large suspended sediment, frothy, lasting head with decent lacing. Can’t taste or smell the maple-and I’m from Vermont, well balanced, appropriate but lingering carbonation, light to medium body, sticky sweet and lightly bitter finish. Not terribly exciting, probably won’t have it again.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Taster at The Mondial de la biere Montréal. The color is a hazy honey with a thick beige head. The aroma is of hops, and citrus fruits. The taste also of hops plus cereals and citrus fruits, malt and yeast. To my liking I prefer the 90 minute I.P.A. LetsGoState (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Aroma is a little sweet. Taste has medium bitter hops, but nicely balanced. Overall a very good IPA. jsporrer (982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a hazy golden Amber with a huge head of white creamy foam and plenty of lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet citrus with some earthy notes. Medium thick body, smooth and syrupy texture. Taste is fairly dry, lightly sweet with some hints of spice like cloves or coriander. Leaves a numbing sensation on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Not bad, just not as flavorful or enjoyable as I had expected.
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I can’t smell the maple. Cloudy golden. Very smooth with subtle hint of maple. Great beer. profXpat (30) - ITALY - APR 17, 2016
Aged ipa. Not much nose. Nice dogfish head malt and hop flavors. Maple syrup just a hint....