snoworsummer (6071) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like hop resin, grapefruit, some caramel, and citrus hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops, grapefruit, and some caramel. GarrettB (1658) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
July 7th, 2013 - New English’s Trooper’s Tipple markets itself as a wedge between West Coast IPAs and more English oriented brew fans, who’d favor a spicier, more peppered hops than the IBU bombs dished up in most of our pubs and bars. I appreciate the sentiment, but the brew itself falls a little short of the goal. The aroma is marred by the smell of glue, which mingles with smells of tangerine, and a bitter orange marmalade, but the hops is almost invisible here. Restraint is good, but silence is not. The flavor is also underwhelming. It’s spritzy and light once you dig into the sip, but after that it falls flat, delivering tired notes of orange marmalade, a shell of a hop character, and then the whole thing collapses like a malnourished beast. badpuppy69 (330) - orange, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
From a bottle. Way over carbonated foam all the way from the bottom. Pours a clear copper color. Aroma Is sweet citrucy caramel malt and apricot. Taste follows The aroma well. Pretty tasty actually GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
[ Tap ][ New English ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ $1.5 ][ 2/1/14 ]brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
>> Pours clear golden with weak foam. Nose is melon, candy, herbal tea. Taste is herbal tea straight up. Palate isn’t as harsh as the other beers, but still not great.
Old rating that didn’t get copied from BA. Tap at 5 Points. The pour comes out a fairly clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head on it. The hops are quite grassy and herbal, which was unexpected. A fair amount of malt, which is bready in nature, like you might expect in an English IPA. There is a decent bitterness to the flavor along with grassy and earthy hop notes. The biscuit/bread malt flavor is there as well, along with just a hint of citrus.
SDalkoholic (2431) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from Henry’s Eastlake: Aroma is a faint scent of hops and grained malts that come across as soapy. The appearance is a golden blonde color with a frothy layer of head that leaves behind a sticky trace of lacing. The flavor is rather bland and boring with a soft touch of grainy almost bread like malts that allow a little squeeze of citrus shine through in the hops. Nothing special, but then again for the price, this gets an approval of being a decent beer to be sold around town. adrosson (150) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Light ipa with a bit of honey. Some pine. nice light golden color.
On tap at the brewery JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
Cask at the SD Real Ale Fest 2012. Clear golden Orange pour, white head. Grain, cereal malts, light citrus and grassy hops. Very light, not the best IPA option. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured light gold with a white head. aroma and flavor were grain, citrus, and pine. body was light and fizzy. mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bomber from K & B. Bright golden/orange in color. Spicy, earthy hop nose. A hint of sweetness as well. Somewhat bready in flavor with a good amount of English tasting hops. Crisp and smooth. Good example of an English styled American IPA.