cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Got a big old noseful of hops. Crisp and dry - somewhat toasty. Darn good beer. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 2005 bottle from OldGrowth on 5/29/2005. Pour is a deep copper color, moderate white head dissipates lazily to cover and there is ample lacing. Aroma of floral, fresh hops, lightly spicy. Bits of citrus and caramel make their way in creating a very standard American IPA, yet a wonderfully well done one at that. Flavor begins quite dry and hoppy, the dry hopping being notable. Not over-the-top in bitterness, it has a tasty bite of hops and then is mostly hops flavor and light malts. Some lightly chewy caramel, notes of oranges and a bit of earthy yeast. Medium to medium-full body, with a fruity and quite bitter amarillo flavor on the end, as it warms. I really like the hops profile here and the fact that this isnt overdone. No alcohol noted, firm carbonation, and a dry palate. spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin, clingy head. Tasty aroma of citrusy hops. Sweet, smooth hoppy taste with a lemon-orange finish. Pleasantly bitter right off the bat with a flat bitterness that expands around the mouth. Quite drinkable - might buy agian. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle, from Wine-Gallery Brookline. Good nose, nutty, yeasty/doughy, orange, wet tea leaves. Nice clean brownish orange color, small white beige head that faded to a ring. Bitter flavors, like the aromas with a little metallic thing too. Medium body, creamy, slippery mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good brew, shares a character with Hopdevil, IMO. Good brew , looking foward to this brewers offerings. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Deep golden in color with a small white head. Aroma is of mild hops,citrus,floral and earthy. Assertively bitter flavor upfront, mild hops with a bitter finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a cloudy amber color. Good aroma and flavor of cascade hops and caramel with a bitter finish. Full body. Quite standard for an IPA but well done. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Growler from the brewpub. Orange and clear in color with a tannish head. Mild and citrus spicey aroma. Hoppy flavor. Citrus hops. Drinkable beer. Enjoyable. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Bottle: Consumed after 96 hours beer free. Citrussy aroma with slight diacetyl. Flavor has big hops up fromt with some toasty maltiness, and decent full body. Slight diacetyl note. Full hop flavors and bitterness with a hoppy finish. Rating stays the same.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Growler from the brewpub. Orange and clear with a tannish head. Mild citrus/spicy aroma. Flavor and bittering hops dominate, with a citrussy finish on the palate. A little sweet underlying malt is present.
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Orange with a small white head. Flowery hops, medium bodied, starts and ends bitter. Decent, but underwhelming in the arena of American IPA’s.