Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
I am not a hop head, but the light brown body and white head was a good start. The nose was hops, of course. Taste was hoppy and bitter, but more balanced and pleasant. Good stuff. ClarkVV (6967) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2005
Hello Pennsylvania! On draught at Parrish Cafe, 3/31/05. Soft, honey and copper-toned orange body with a large and lasting light beige head. Mostly clear, though some chill haze to start. Smells of floral notes, light citrus (orange zest, sweet lemons, limes), a bit of honey. Colombus hops are pretty hard to go wrong with for an IPA, it seems. I’m not getting much marris otter out of the nose. Flavor begins muted and easygoing, with a lightly dry bitterness from the hops softly asserting itself throughout the entire experience. Some slight caramel and toffee, or maybe I’m just imagining that. Anyways, a good enough body to keep it drinkable without being too watery. A bit of dry, paperiness on the end, with a little prickliness from the alcohol and malt earthiness. But it’s mainly just a fluffy, lightly sweet, modestly hopped ale, that passes from memory quite easily. . . PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
hints of an orange cascade of decadent colors flashing in different directions rushed the eyes as this beer is poured. down the hatch is a rush of a beautifully mixed brew of hops and precise bitterness that leaves you wanting no less of a awesome beer. great taste for the mountaineer resting from his long and extended adventure. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Pours clear orange color body with a few bubbles but not much for head. Aroma is citrus and piney hops. Nice hoppy flavor. A little weighted but not bad. The finish is great!! Overall, nothing really special. swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Also part of a summer sampler this bottle offers a beautiful label by Scott Mouse. This was my favorite of the sampler. Not overwhelming in the use of hops the bite comes across milder than what you would have expected. Very delicious and very much enjoyed.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3/4 pint bottle.
Pours out a hazy amber. Which has been said before, so its true. Took a whiff, hey there hops how’s it goin? It really is light on the malt but not so bad. Could benefit from a little more malt, I’ll agree but I’d be a liar if i said I wouldn’t drink a few of these now and then. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2005
On tap. Hazy amber orange color with a medium white head. Citrus and pine aroma, hoppy. Over this beer is out of balance, sticky hop syrup and layers of pine tar. Unpleasant bitter finish, light on the malt as well. Overhopped, undermalted. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Draught at brewery. Yellow, semi-hazy, with a smalll white head. Smells like hops, imagind that--citrus, pine, and grass. The flavor is a little disappointing (not too disapointing). The malt is invisible because of the hop content. Needs more malt to handle the hop content--I think it would be good with an ABV of over 7.5. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: pours a dark yellow, maybe a light orange. Clear. Small white head. Mild herbal hop aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy, bitter finish. Light citrus. I’ll pass next time. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This is not a beer that will blow your mind. In fact, after the Pelican IPA I had prior, I was like, whoa, what is this, Genny Lite? However, after a few crackers, I came to enjoy the subtle simplicity of this summertime brew. Very mild aroma. Light golden in color. Citric tangy flavor with a quick, pleasant, juicy finish. Enjoyable, yes. outstanding, well…