Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pours a clear lemon yellow with frothy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is very earthy with very floral notes - lavender flavor is floral. Mild lemon. Body is light with light carbonation. Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2010
Poured a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma & taste: hops, some malt, mild citrus & pine. Finish was short with a mild bitterness. Overall: good... but more on the average side. jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
From a bottle poured a clear straw color with a small amount of head. Nice light hoppy flavor with a quick finish. dwatson44 (7) - longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010 does not count
Interesting and tasty interpretation of an english style ipa. Not overly malty and very balanced with a grassy hop character. Great addition to their lineup of beers! hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle… Crystal clear amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy white head that sticks around pretty much forever. The nose is biscuity and mashy with a delicate, spicy, European hop component. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor leans just a touch on the bitter side of balance. Mostly bland, but there is a nice, interesting, little pinch of salt in there. Crisp, fairly clean, very dry finish. Flawless, but sort of nondescript. There’s just not a whole lot to it. I guess this is why I’m not a big fan of English IPAs. Certainly an easy drinker.
BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2010
This was terrible. Herbal, oddly sweet, grassy, missing the hoppy citrus and acidic notes. A bit of an abomination. Appearance might be it’s most redeeming quality and even that didn’t impress. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle courtesy of jbye4334. Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of earth, some resiny hints. Tastes earthy with some tea, resin, spicy. Average. BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Golden orange pour with off white bubbly head. All pine and malt nose. Taste is sweet toffee/caramel malt-alittle biscuity, with some pine and astringent finish. Def an English stylee pale ale. dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2010
Can I say average? Down the line, this beer is average. Would call this more a pale ale then IPA. Light yellow pour with a two finger white head that goes quick. Leaves some lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma was sweet caramel. Flavor was very well balcanced sweetness. Caramel on the tongue that turns into some bitter aftertaste. I would give this beer another chance as it was a single on a create your own 6 pack. bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 #5 from the flight at the brewery. Not for everybody is true, since this one doesn’t feel quite like an IPA. They list it as an ’English’ IPA at 6.6. I can see that, since this one is more like an ESB than a fruity IPA. Pale pale orange with a foamy white cap. The aroma is woody and earthy, and flavors are similar. Caramel sweetness is subdued, but apparent with an interesting mix of hops. Smooth leading to creamy finish...not normal for the style, but grew on me as I wrote this on my phone.