Tmoney99 (14859) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and vegetables aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium duration. Interesting brew.
Dorwart (2607) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Nice large fluffy off-white head of varying sized bubbles. Mild hoppy and bitter aroma with some oranges, light toasted malts and a bit of spice. Color ia a dark orangish brown. Mellow and very smooth flavor. Incredibly easy drinking brew that is great for a hot summer day. Mild malts and a tad of sweetness along with a bit of floral hops. Hops are pretty minimal though. Finishes a bit malty with some dry lingering bitterness. A pretty good IPA. rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Nice IPA, good hop presence, but not overwhelming, which is a good thing. Would have this again. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2011
Apparently I enjoyed this one a lot more than some other raters here--on cask at the brewpub. Very rich, creamy beer with a nice range of grapefruit and grass hops. Very good. Slipstream (2678) - USA - APR 6, 2011
Fairly sweet and lightly cheesy aroma, with some yeast present too. Light brown pour with a nice head. The unexcitingly named Dead Horse - why beat a dead horse? What are they referring to? - the oddly named DH is an amber-like IPA with some odd flavor notes: ginger, wheat, marmalade. It is moderately sharp, with a touch of honey. This is definitely not a hop bomb, and I can see from looking at the other review that I was not the only one scratching my head over how this got into the IPA category. Still, it is a pretty interesting ale, even if it is a horse of a different color.
johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Nice surprise today at the store 3 new bombers to try.
Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a creamy white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of malt and butter, caramel and maybe some floral hops if I squint, close my eyes and inhale. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, toffee and butter. Very little hops in the aroma or flavor. I had to call my wife over to verify that I wasn’t nuts, but there is very little hops to be found. Medium body and carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. If they had called this a bitter I would have scored it much higher. An IPA this is not. Maybe there was some mix up at bottling time, but I have to assume that this is supposed to be an IPA. If I try this again I will re rate.
theisti (4179) - Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
22 oz bottle from my 2010 Winter Secret Santa. Best before last day of J(anuary) notched on label. Pour is a slight haze copper golden with a thick three inch off white head. Head holds for a long time. Aroma is dry straw, and a bit of resin. Touch of toasty malt present in the back. Taste is the dusty resin and straw, balanced decently with the toasted malt. The finish has a bit of dirtiness, along with a sharp mineral. Palate is medium to light bodied, light carbonation and the dirty finish. Nice, though was likely past the prime for the hops. Thanks Santa, great box! blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a big and lasting off white head. Floral citric aroma with some malty sweetness. The flavor has some green apple sweetness, malty caramel sweetness, and floral hops. Maybe a bit infected, but still not bad. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Sampled at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2010. Hazy orange in the glass with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grass and citrus. The flavor found grass and a hoppy background. Medium body. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Every McNeills beer I’ve had over the past 6 or 7 years (all bottled) have been infected. They obviously want to sell infected beer so I’m going to rate infected beer. Nose is caramel, earthy hops, plastic & green apple. Flavor is bitter, plastic & astringent. Some toffee in the finish.