Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange almost amber color with a thin wisp of a little white head. No lace.
The aroma had some dried floral components with a super dried bready malt.
The flavor added in some earthy hop spice and crisped up that bready malt to seem to play with a moderate herbal quality. Aftertaste was fully dry with a sticky bitterness. The finish was pretty bitter.
The palate was roughly medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt fine.
Overall, what the heck is a Scottish IPA? I’m confused, but why does every nation think they need to do their own version of an IPA. Looking forward to the day of the Antarctica IPA. That’s what I’m really waiting for. AirForceHops (7790) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Prost Beer and Wine, paid $1.75. Date on the bottle reads 8/7/2015, yet not stating if it’s best by or bottle on. Massively over-carbonated, like it had to sit a good 4 minutes after 6 oz of beer was poured. Aroma is odd. Thickly. Read malts with floral hops and pepper / spice. hampale (118) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2015
The flavor is a mild abrasive floral note in a watery texture. The floral hops are out of balance. It’s almost like drinking some kind of herbal extract. This is very unpleasant. After 3 oz this brew hit the bottom of the sink drain. After its all said and done I’m guessing the date of 8/ 2015 was best by.
12 oz. bottle - very disappointing. I would never have guessed that this was intended to be an English IPA style. I’ve enjoyed a few other Olde Burnside products but this one had no taste appeal at all and no resemblance to other English style IPA’s I’ve tasted. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of some floral and lightly citrusy hops, pale and caramel malts, and some toast/bread. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. A decent beer.
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours retaining offwhite head with lacing-gold. A-floral, bready-lt malt. T-floral/herbal/spice hops with some bite, bready-lt malt. A slight sweetness comes out midpalate as it gets towrds cellar temp.
puboflyons (3487) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Something Olde Burnside rarely does - bottle their beer. The pour is a very milky looking pale yellow with a white fizzy head that dissolves. Interesting aroma of butterscotch and bread. Even if this was an English IPA I get very little if any hop character. Light to medium body. The taste is more caramel malts and buttery but the hop bitterness seems to be played down. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Not the best offering from Olde Burnside I’m afraid. I’m guessing that someone at the brewery decided to jump into the IPA game and didn’t really know what they were doing. Trying to achieve an English IPA with some citrus hops but maintaining a solid malt backbone, not really achieving any balance. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours hazy amber/brown. Smells of citrus, some sweet malt. Tastes of malt, light spice, resiny, earthy. Unbalanced. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
murky tangerine, puffy white head, thick and consistent. Nose is hay and butter. Flavor bitter, heavy grain and paper. Overly bitter, tasting old. fredword1 (5) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Slightly cloudy. Bright, lightly hoppy nose. More floral than pine. Estery English ale and hoppy. As advertised.