jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016 UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours amber brown with small head, ok retention. Lacings coats the glass nicely. Nose is a nice quaff of grapefruit, orange zest, light pine and enough caramel to not overwhelm. Taste has all the elements expected, enough bitterness but it leaves but I wish it had a bit more. A nice IPA.
Draft - pours orange white head - nose/taste of grapefruit, citrus, light caramel malt - medium body Ferris (15348) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Draft - Butterscotch, caramel sweetness. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Bitter and malty with a long finish. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is softly spicy and
a little bit earthy with some peppery character and a touch of
bitterness. Leans to balanced with some lingering maltiness Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On draught at Tap & Mallet in Rochester. Clear dark amber color with a thin white head that burns away quickly to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, fruit and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, sweet malt and slight fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a short grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall. rholmes39 (8) - - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
PourBoyJones (12) - Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Very nice color an head retention. Quite malty which is balanced by the IPA hoppyness. Overall very drinkable, but a bit filling. ATTWNone (7) - - JUN 7, 2012 does not count
On tap at Sticky Lips BBQ in Henrietta, NY. Poured nice with a darker tone than a normal IPA. No discernable hop smell, just slight malt aroma. Tastes the same as it smells, slightly malty with just a bitter aftertaste. One of the worst IPAs I’ve ever had, right up there with CB’s Caged Alpha Monkey and Samuel Adams Latitude 48. Oh, and just a note to the brewer and/or Sticky Lips - when you advertise a tasting, you should state whether or not there will be a charge for it. $1.75 for a 4 oz taste of something I couldn’t even finish is just wrong. Also, it is Starker’s IPA, not Straker’s. King Moody is turning over in his grave. Ron (3962) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Poured a nice foamy head with some nice flowery aroma. Flavor has some malt sweetness and citrus. thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap J Ryan’s Syracuse NY. Small foamy head. Good lacing. Soft carbonation, amber brown color. Medium hop start and finish. Hop flavor strengthens with time. Well balanced. Server said most clients did not prefer this ipa. Probably because it is not as strong as the other spa’s in this bar’s large selection of ipa’s. But I found nothing wrong with it.