zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Sampler at the Allison Park location, 02.03.08 (Super Bowl Sunday). Copper amber, white head. Aroma is hoppy (tangerine, kiwi). Flavor is hoppy and bitter. This is similar to the pale ale, but sweeter (malty) and more bitter. raphael (1268) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
on tap in allison park while visiting. a cloudy medium brown with a quick of white head. citrus aroma w/a pine back and a caramel hint. taste a tinge of sweet, then the citrus hops & toasted white bread. a drying finish. mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
On tap, 10/25/07. Slightly hazy deep red color with quickly dying off white foam. Big piney and citrus nose. Big chewy crystal malts, a little too big and kinda muddy, lots of piney hops. Seems like it’s struggling for balance when it’s not needed. LinusStick (3473) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
On tap at Marzonis in Allison Park. Pour was a nice dark amber with a 1 finger white head. Aroma was decent...hops all the way. Little carbonation.Very hoppy and unbalanced. I like my IPAs a little unbalanced when it comes to hops. The hops are don’t come through until the aftertaste, but then they grab your tonsils and make you wish you didn’t have them (in a good way). They don’t bite, but they nibble. Good beer for a brew pub. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours cloudy copper with khaki head. The aroma is hoppy with flowers and citrus and a sweet note that resembles fruitcake. The flavor is fruity hops right off the bat. Grapefruit, a touch of mixed citrus, then toast. There’s slight alcohol in the finish, and a dry aftertaste that leaves a floral bitterness in the mouth for quite some time.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/24/2007dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2007
opaque amber, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace,
sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of floral hops,
rich caramel malt flavor, nice sweetness balanced by a handfull of hop flavor, the sweetness gets a bit sticky after a while but the hop profile keeps up with it, nice lingering bitter finish,
a well made IPA
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 Draft in Altoona. Nice orange-amber color.Very little head in sample. Great hop nose, citrus and floral. Hoppy heaven. Very tastie cheap (5912) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Please ignore my numbers, I rate by how I enjoy them and I don’t care for hoppy IPA. You ask, then why did I taste? Well, because it was there. This is as good example of an IPA that I have tasted, has all the good attributes. It is a little darker than you typical IPA, kinda orange brown with a reddish hue. . Bitter medicinal syrupy qualities coat the inside of your mouth. Like chewing on green grapefruit rinds? Give this a try, will not disappoint. Certainly a good example of an IPA. Finish is bitter lingering that lasts and lasts. Offensive and over the top. Just what you’d expect for a good IPA. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Thanks Bill for trading this to me! The beer pours to a clean mahogany body with a creamy, bubbly, off-white/light beige head. The aroma is fully of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and light peaches. The flavor is bitter but not overly so. Nicely balanced malt and moderately bitter hops. So far, Bill makes a good brew! Pineapple, pine, and grapefruit in the flavor and some interesting malts. Moderate palate that finishes nicely bitter. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Thanks to Blake for sharing.
off orangish brown color w/ a fairly small light tan head and some nice lacing. Very fruity aroma hints of cereal some call back to fruity pebbles actually lots of grapefruit and passion fruit some hints of fresh hop flowers smells almost sweet... mmmm.. Palate is well coated but fairly avg. Flavor is delicious very hoppy but not very bitter full of fresh hop flowers... like sucking on an orange and a hop flower at the same time... mmm... and some light passion fruit and hints of carmel and cereal. A very nummy ipa, but not nearly as bitter as I would have expected.