Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at the Half Pint, Manhattan - 01/03/12.
Golden/Amber colour with a thin off-white head.
Grapefruit and orange zest lead the citrus hop aromas.
Initial sweet malt flavour gives way to the citrus fruits, grassy notes and a good level of bitterness.
Medium bodied and a dry bitter finish.
Decent 6/7% IPA. barbaraeliz (4) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Nice retention, but aroma is very subtle. The first sip lets the hops shine, this beer has a buttery feel to it that I think defines east coast ipas from their west coast counterparts. A grapefruit finish that lingers. can8ianben (1576) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
I don’t remember much about this one. Had on tap at the brewery. Most of their beer was pretty good. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
on tap at the brew pub, poured into a cheater pint
a: clear amber color, small 1/4" off white head with good retention, reduces to a cap and lacing rings. Moderatly carbonated
s: pine and citrus, mild caramel, slight biscuit
t: a bitter hop bomb of a beer. Mild sweetness and caramel force its way into the palate. I wish there was more hop flavor to this beer for the high amount of bitterness
m: dry and sticky, I could only handle two beers before mving on.
hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub w Ronnee on Feb 3. Pours golden-amber with white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, not very strong. Tastes of piney and citrusy hops with a good amount of grapefruit coming through. Not intensely bitter at all but great hop profile. Ronnee even enjoyed.
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Growler from Whole Foods Bowery in NYC. Orange amber, clear with rocky foam. Sticky protein lace. Nose is floral, citrusy, easy Centennial or other 3C style American hops. Taste is nutty, citrusy, moderately sticky with full bitterness. Fairly aggressive but a typical, fresher, well done American IPA. No off character. fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Super IPA. Hoppy with a slightly sweet flavor to it. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Slipstream (2704) - USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Draft at Whole Foods. Dark amber pour with a thick head. Light aroma of piney hops, yeast, and a touch of skank. The taste is very good - loads of sprucey, resinous hops that jump out, then back, then re-emerge in the finish. There are malt and menthol notes, along with some warmth and lemon peel. Very good IPA. This was my first from Empire and hopefully not the last. The craft beer scene in New York continues to grow. blipp (9705) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a thin white head. Earthy and spicy hop aroma with pale malty notes. The flavor is relatively well balanced, with pale malts, and spicy, earthy, and floral hops. Not bad. bbbeer (880) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Orange copper with small off-white head. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some grain background. Medium body, no alcohol. Nice solid bitterness, citrus, grass, and good balance of malt flavors which do not add much sweetness. Not bad, would have it again.