tfontana (1257) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2018
Can pour into shaker pint glass. Appearance is cloudy, dark yellow/light brown, without discernible sparkle, with finger-width foamy off-white head with fair retention. Aroma is citrus and fruit, then becomes somewhat musky and herbal. Taste starts citrusy without any fruitiness, then turns very bitter with a musty, herbal quality. Palate is light-to-medium bodied, frothy texture, lively carbonation (almost stinging the tip of the tongue) and arid dry, grapefruit bitter finish. Overall, though there is some citrus and fruit in the early going, this is dominated by bitterness, has a musky/herbal quality that seems somewhat off and is extremely dry. Not my cup of tea. JStax (7453) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper with a big white head of foam. Aroma i juicy tropical fruits, some citrus, sweet pine, a little catty. Mildly sweet and juicy at first, but dries out nicely in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. A bit of a dangerous beer with how easy it is to drink. ClarkVV (7101) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Growler filled 2/13/16 and drunk 2/20/16, shared by Blisscent, thanks Nelson!WillRunForBeer (2810) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Fantastic pour doesn’t show the soupy Trillium/Heady/HF NE IPA pour, but nonetheless has a light haze, a bright copper-gold color and a large white head that is well-retained.
Bubble gum, juicy fruits, lychee, candied orange and watermelon are all delightfully aromatic and show no heavy pine/resin given its size. Malts behind it sit in the background and leave the hops alone. No sign of the booze. So far so good!
Very bright, melon-heavy and with tons of juicy fruits and lightly candied orange/tropical fruit. Some dank, green, almost herbal notes show depth and there is a lightly sweet honey-like maltiness that never gets heavily sweet or throws much, if any, caramel in to the mix. Mostly tight carbonation and a soft, malty texture. Excellent stuff and proves you don’t have to make the Tree House/Trillium/HF/Alchemist IPA just to make a good IPA in New England (though it doesn’t hurt).
2L growler shared by Blisscent. Thanks, Nelson! Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is dank, orange, mosaic. Flavor is caramel, sour orange, tropical fruit, onion, scallion. A good DIPA. AirForceHops (8286) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Growler. Hazy orange in color, huge thick lacing and legs over the snifter. Aroma is bold citrus, orange, citrus, peach, tropical fruit.
Chalumeaux (1947) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Great Galaxy hops through out the sip. Cat piss is maybe borderline to much but the amount of fruit really helps the overall drink ability of this DIPA. Also a touch of earthy pine and earthy tones. Bitterness is long and lingering. Nice.
Poured from growler thanks Blisscent nice golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel dank citrus and bitter pine. Taste is juicy citrus resin with a lasting bitterness. Decent. AdamChandler (5252) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Thanks Nelson for sharing this half gallon growler filled a few days ago. reddish orange color. very light head. Aroma is a little pungent. Galaxy, some cat urine here but a really good grape and tropical fruit aroma. Really good mouthfeel, Galaxy is present throughout. tropical, juicy with this huge pine resin from middle to finish. bellco33 (851) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at WilliBrew in a pint glass: Pours hazy golden with a nice white head. Aroma of grapefruit, resin, citrus, pineapple. Taste is pure awesomeness, juicy citrus and resin, packed with flavor, dry, and a nice amount of bitterness. Medium body, perfect carbonation, this is a wonderful IPA. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Nebco coming at ya hot. Tons of explosive grapefruit and resin from the hops. The sweetness is moderate and we’ll balancing reminiscent of an alpine IPA. Great beer. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2014
a couple growlers and sample at brewery, This is awesome, the closest to hill farmstead ive had. Big rich hoppy galaxy bomb, perfectly balanced malts. Great stuff.