ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Draught at the brewery, 12/10/16. WillRunForBeer (2783) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Lightly-to-moderately hazy, lime-tinted golden body is topped by a sizable white head that shows good retention.
Juiciness is a bit more subtle in the nose than it has been for a good many batches now and this batch along with the 12/15 and 1/12 really move away from the "classic" NE IPA juicebomb to more of a West Coast hybrid, as this features much more lemon-forward hop notes and a more dry, biscuity malt profile without as much suppleness/softness. That being said, it’s still a wonderful IPA without too much resin that one migh find from Simcoe. Lightly spicy with lots of grapefruit, lemon, orange rind and light honey-like maltiness lingering. Tight carbonation, clean with no alcohol noted.
16oz can gifted by Chalumeaux. Big thanks for the Night Shift tick! Pours cloudy yellow gold with a big white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit. Flavor follows. Light grain, strong pine hop. Grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish. PhillyCraft (7990) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Can from Simz, hazy dark golden with a medium head. Notes are dank simmer and old school chinook pine cones. Medium bodied. A little sweet and chewy after a week in the can, preferred it when it was a couple days old. This hasn’t been my favorite series from these guys, much more of a whirl pool guy but this was still drinkable with some nice hop aspects. AirForceHops (7900) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2016
16 oz. can received in a trade with Chalumeaux, much thanks! Darken gold color with lasting, bubbly white head. Aroma is layers of cut grass and moderate pine. Chalumeaux (1760) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Flavor is identical to the aroma. The grain supports the hops with the pine showing in a strong manner in the finish. The pale malt displays a touch of sweetness. Grapefruit pith hints as well. Overall, has a very classic IPA character to it.
Golden orange with a nice white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus floral notes and hop. Taste is grapefruit pith grain and lingering bitterness. Ok but liked prprevious versions.