IPAProfessor41 (1) - allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017 does not count Dacrza (978) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date tasted: July 13, 2013 at Bea McNally’s in Hackettstown, NJ... Glassware: pint... Occasion: celebrating a good round (aesthetics more than scores) of golf with bro Jer and Matt....Appearance: dark amber body; slow/low effervescence; thick white head that holds a finger solidly... Aroma: bright, sprucey hops; a backbone of mellow malts keeps the profile a bit unbalanced... Palate: full-bodied, effectively working the whole mouth--a good prelude for a spicy nacho appetizer...Taste: malts are in full effect, belying the IPA style this purports to be--almost an ESB underlying its hoppy flash; the pale hops build their intensity as the glass drain... Overall: aside from Matt’s sarcasm concerning the language of the beer rating world--or just me--the drinking experience was a smooth, fitting finish to a good day of golfing, with a solid strength; not so EVIL as it is EVOLVED, a pleasantly drinkable beer that subtly pushes its 6%ABV...only reservation is that it doesn’t consistently present as an India pale ale....
This was just a bad beer all around. No taste for a IPA. Picked it up by accident, meant to grab a Southern Tier IPA. puboflyons (3432) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a really smudged stamped date so I don’t know how old this was. This bottle was brewed by Hooker Brewing in Connecticut not Cooperstown or Pennsylvania as the RB description states. Light to medium amber tone with a long lasting white head. Active carbonation. The aroma has a more resiny or floral hop presence and also a pale malt sensation. The body is medium. The taste tends to focus on the malts rather than the hops so in that sense it may be a traditional IPA. But there is a rather off-putting cellar dank sweetness at the end. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2016
Draught at Molly Malloy’s, Philly, on May 2, 2016.Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Hazy golden color, off-white head. Hoppy, citrus, mild caramel taste. Citrus aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Hoppy citrus scent.
A golden ipa with a thick frothy lacing white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, restrained, OK. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, light grapefruit pulp, decent. On tap at Molly Malloys. rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pour from bottle - light amber with small head that fades quickly with fair lacing. Earthy aromas dominate, a little dank, some citrus and herbal notes in background. Taste is kind of dank with biscuit and a little lemony citrus on short bittering finish. Mouthfeel is light with a long finish that has hints of chemicals. I’m not sure if the strange flavors hide a good beer or cover up a mediocre one.
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Strong in the category. Holds the taste and the smell. Nothing special about it but it is worth the taste. I am sure first time IPA lovers can buy this and feel special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tsd08460 (1165) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Aroma: caramel, citrus, floral,
Appearance: clear golden, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Nice brew Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Meh. Nothing special here. If there is nothing else around it’s okay. Certainly not worth craft beer prices. Aroma is meh citrus...taste is meh citrus + malt... finish is meh...crush it and be done...the trash truck driver in our neighborhood loves honking his truck’s horn... jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours a hazy gold. Has a citrus, hop, grain and pine aroma. A bit grainer than expected with little citrus hops. A bitter malty aftertaste nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Black Squirrel’s NKOTB event pours a clear orange with a ring of white head. Nose has orange, soap, heavy grass, heavy pith. Flavor is harsh, overly pithy, a touch industrial, a faux sweetness too. Astringent finish. This needs work.