obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Toffee nose with traces of cinnamon. Clear golden, thin white head. The flavor is bready, spicy, and dry. Nutmeg is everywhere from beginning to end, a clever interplay of British hops. Wanting in sweetness, perfumey, and tinny at times. gnoff (10367) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, as part of a flight of beers, on January 30, 2012Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Clear dark copper color, off-white head. Sweet, nutty, hair product, brown sirup taste. Nutty aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Sweet, nutty scent.
Pours a moderate amber-brown color with an off-white head and some light lacing. The nose carries some caramel and a bit of toffee. Some bready malt in the background. Light vanilla. Not sure this was much of an EIPA. Either way, I appreciated the light malt character throughout. Almost like a barleywine-light. Maybe a faded bottle already? Either way, fairly enjoyable. Caramel and bread through the flavor. Medium body with a pleasant chewiness. Not fantastic or out of the ordinary, but a well-made brew. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 19, 2012
Definitely an English style ipa, solid malt foundation with enough hop aroma and flavor to balance it, but not the hopbomb that we have come to expect from an ipa. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2013
It poured a nice one inch light colored head on top of a hazeless copper colored body. The smell has some malts, light winter spices such as nutmeg, allspice and clove and has some really subtle light chocolates tones underneath. The hops are mostly non-existent in the smell. The taste is sweet between the previously mentioned flavors with the hops coming out very slightly to balance it a bit. The palate is smooth and clean with a light to medium sort of feel. It has a crisp bittter finish. Overall, this is an interesting take on an English IPA, but I like it for the most part.
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Bottled. Pours a clear gold with almost no head. What little carbonation that surfaces as bubbles appears nearly white. Nose is semi-sweet, with light hops and earthy spiciness along with mild fruity tones. Lighter hop bitterness in the flavor with more of the semi-sweet malts and light fruit tastes. The spiciness is there throughout. Lingering even after the finish. The body is medium and slightly chewy with light bitterness. The finish is moremalts, light caramel, hops and that previously mentioned lingering spice flavor. Pretty good stuff, though! DocLock (10689) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Deep copper with big, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, slight fruit and black pepper. Tastes malty, with subdued hops, slight spicy florals. Medium, non-inspiring finish. This one reminds me a little of a spicier Sam Adams BL. darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Not bad, bot not much else either. Rather plain, thin, and somewhat bitter in the aftertaste. Did have some hints of spice, but fell short overall. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Main Brewers Festival 2005. Golden yellow, small white head. Sweet toasty malt in both the aroma and flavour. Alcohol is fairly apparent. Touch of fruit at times. Not the most well mannered of beers, its a touch abrasive at first but quaffable nonetheless. Average palate. It has a certain way about it that is not bad. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Pretty hoppy. Didn’t think of an IPA as a Winter Ale. Its ok, but it lacks any sense of balance.