MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 24, 2012fooj (39) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2017
My Bottom Line :
Piney, floral hop notes are met by honeyed cereals leading to a peppery hop bite in the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy veil of foam tops the misty gold.
-Not sure if age was an issue with this bottle, but the aroma was underwhelming for an American IPA.
-The smooth carbonation and modest residual sugars make for a comfortable mouthfeel.
-This is definitely a good brew, but it fails to be memorable in a sea of very good IPAs.
I hate that I can't rate a beer for my own reference without writing a f'king comment.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone stevoj (4960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle from Tops. Hazy dark golden with nice creamy head. Citrusy, dank aroma. This one’s off to a lovely start. Taste Is juicy, mild hops bitterness, floral. Rich and full. Everything works together beautifully. Really nice. andrewje41 (3752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2017
12 oz bottle poured. Golden hazy pour with a rocky foam head. Herbal heavy aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor is unique. Fruity hops, a bit tropical, but has a banana like quality to it. Sweet malt underneath a grassy hop late. Banana reminder in the late palate. A bit of a weird IPA for me, but not bad overall. OnTheTrail (493) - Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma of gently flowery hops. Lightly bitter, spicy, herbal tastes, hint of yeast. Light mouthfeel, some malt on the mostly bitter finish. Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
355ml bottle, date is fade out and unreadable. Pour orange with copper reflexion, no foam. Aroma is oxidized hops. That bottle is probably out of date !!! Taste is malty with faded hops. Bitter and low coronation, medium body. Lots of residual in the bottom. It was a gift. Bad gift...
axl (838) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear golden brown with one finger white head. Aroma is flowery hops, dried fruits, apricot, light citrus and crisp, dry malts. Taste is pungent, flowery hops, apricot, dried fruits, citrus peel and dry malts. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and floral, light bitter, aftertaste. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Bue en bouteille. Très belle IPA aux arômes de fruits exotiques. Equilibre bien réussi, houblon, fruitée, bel equilibre. Finale amère avec pointe de levure. Great ! ordybill (1738) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow color with tons of sediment and a large white head. The aroma is floral hops and some fruit. The taste is citrus and hops. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Undated bottle from Box O Hops 12 pack, drunk 11/18/16.Handypaul (550) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Mostly clear, copper-amber colored body with lighter gold tints and a medium-sized white head showing moderate to low retention.
Orange, spice, caramel, apple and other very straightforward C hop IPA with East Coast specialty malt and estery yeast notes.
Like a slightly improved East Coast IPA from 2008, it at least has a bit more maltiness and a softer texture. The beer is cleaner than the other 3 in the mixed pack and obviously filtered. Seems Ithaca needs a lot of work on unfiltered IPAs. Anyways, this is fruity, simple, clean and with low to moderate sweetness and a light to medium body. Doesn’t need all of this alcohol. I guess this beer was considered good when it first came out?? I remember having it back then and not understanding what the fuss was about. It certainly is nothing to write home about now.
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a 1-finger, white, mostly lasting head that leaves very good lacing. Aroma of sugar candy, freshly cut grass and hay. Lightly bitter and medium sweet taste, sticky sweet mouthfeel, medium body, soft carbo that hits the back and sides of my tongue, flavors of caramel, butterscotch, grapefruit and sugar. Finish is medium sweet trending to lightly bitter in the middle and far finish. Quite out of balance with too much sweetness.