Jow (4125) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Tap at brewery for eisbock release I know this says retired so hop it’s same recipe. Orange pour. Nose is earthy hops. Tastes of pine, earth, light caramel, bitter for sure, light spice, and some malt. Touch of basement on finish. Overall ok. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
Draft. A vintage rating if you will. An orange body with a white head. Some pine and citrus. 3.5 per my notes. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a slightly cloudy amber gold. Slight hop nose. Flavor is a smooth, slightly hopped character. Kind of piney sweet tone to it. Mild woody taste that’s there, but at the same time, it isn’t. Feel is a bit thick on the liquid with a nice carbonation to it. Overall very smooth. Just a bit thick on the liquid is the only thing I have to say. Absolutely worth trying and definitely well made. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Keggerator. Aroma and flavor are more geared towards a heavy herbal german hop in the newer batches and less citrus. Northern Brewer for bittering and Perle for aroma. All scores about the same. Nice new style here- the german pale ale! HoppityHop (206) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Pours a moslty clear golden with a fluffly lasting white head. Aroma is the traditionaly cascade hops, perhaps blended with some german hops- hallertauer? Light pale malt profile- crisp light dough, cookie, and citrus hops all around. Nice clean bitterness in the finihs. Nice easy drinking pale ale. I would want more hops, but this is good.
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 The first time I ever had this, I was not impressed. It poured a giant white head, but was much too pale, and not very hoppy. Well, Greg worked on improving it from batch to batch, and it damn well shows...........it still pours the same golden yellow color with the same big white foamy head. It’s still unfiltered, and still unique in the sea of APAs out there, but the overall flavor and drinkability has improved markedly. Hops now come shining through (both in terms of flavor and aroma) at a level that could almost be at the beginning of the IPA spectrum. If you haven’t had this in a couple of years, I suggest giving it a second chance. I’m glad I did.
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Hand bottled sample shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, citrus, and some pine. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for sharing this one. Porus a translucent golden orange and a small white head. Aroma of lemon, various citrus, bready and hints of honey. Flavor was also bready, cereal, light hop bitterness in teh tail and some grapefruit. egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Poured a copper color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, light herbs, and toffee malts. Taste of caramel malts, with pine, tobacco, and faint citrus... some bitterness in the finish. User37895 (3085) - - OCT 5, 2006
A pretty nice American Pale Ale, poured with a nice initial head, good lacing on the way down. The aroma was citrus and fruity esters. The flavor was grapefruits first along with light fruits, grapes seemed to be present at times. A nice drinkable APA, refreshing and quite crisp. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2006
sampled at the brewery, thanks Greg. Light orange. medium carbonation. Aroma not very pronounced but I detected some light citrus and piney hops and some malt. Taste is sweet citrus and light pale malts, with an assertive piney bitterness that lingers throughout the finish. This one came in at 5.5 % abv and had a medium body. good!