mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2010 Bottle. Poured a clear light golden color. Head was minimal with some lace left on the glass. Aroma was of some muddled Amarillo hops. Quite subdued, nothing special. Taste was all over the place. Some hops mixed in with some bread like malts. Not the most balanced IPA I have tried. Needed some hop flavor, lacked the goodness. Ended up being a drain pour. keepersj12 (3114) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Not my favorite IPA. It has a little bit of aroma, all bitter hops. Pours nice enough, clear amber with a decent head. The flavor is all hops. No balance. to it. Finish is nice and dry as expected. A real hop head might think differently. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours golden amber. Aroma of hops, breadlike malt, and cheesy yeast. Flavor pretty much the same. A decent beer. RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Subtle citrus on the nose, definitely bread-like malts, not much in the way of hops. Amber in color, very transparent for an IPA, with a minimal white head. A little bitter at first, slightly metallic, not a whole lot of bite. More of a strong pale ale more than an IPA. Average IPA. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Clear dark golden with a fluffy white head. Hop aroma of citrus, marijuana, and subtle pine. Taste is big and bready with notes of barley and oats and a decent hops presence. Pretty good.
Nuffield (4169) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2010
The label is really awesome--I don’t think it is inconsequential when a brewer puts a little extra into their produce in that way. I prefer the softer IPA style; very much more like a British IPA. But like British bitters and IPAs there is a little that is grassy and uncomfortable about this. Some murkiness. Better with food. derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
I had a video review of this beer, along with the crazy label, but alas, Twiddeo didn’t capture my video correctly. Boo. You’ll have to take my word for it: it was good. Not overly hoppy like American-IPAs (it’s a traditional British IPA), slightly more bitter (a good thing), with some definitive straw and grass undertones (also a good thing). Would go great with anything spicy (Vindaloo, Szechuan). I don’t tend to gravitate towards IPAs, but if I do, I grab a traditional IPA…like this one. I also made some notes about it in the video review for Saison Dupont. hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a yellowish brown color. Aroma of citrus/grapefruit and hops. Taste: carbonated grapefruit juice at first, then a good bite of hops to finish. not as good as I was expecting it to be. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear pale amber color. Nose is light grapefruit hops. Flavor is sweet grapefruit with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. $2.15 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. ganache (5854) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Juicy tropical fruit nose with crackery crystal underneath. Clear golden body with a large creamy, lacing white head. Taste is very bitter with an aftertaste of English hops, out of balance with malt but not extreme. Medium-full body. Sharp and sort of unredeeming.