Bulk_Carrier (4728) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt amber color with a nice finger’s worth of white foamy head that died off at a nice pace. Moderate lace.
The aroma strikes at some semi-sharp piney bitterness to grassy sweet hops. Sly caramel malt base.
The flavor leads initially with the sweetness of the hops but ends up blending nicely with some of the bitter piney portion of the hops. Gentle but there. Melded between the hops and malts freely flowing into the aftertaste. Quick malted finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. Bitterness seems a bit lower than expected but good for what it is.
Overall, good AIPA that I could have again.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap in 2013, catching up a little. Pour is golden amber and clear with a tight slightly off white head. Nose is grassy and piney hops with notes of sweet malt, caramel. Taste has a fair bit of malt to it, sweeter caramel and some grain notes, with a bitter grassy hop profile with notes of citrus in back. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Gets a hint syrupy.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hardwick Positive Pie... I love Amarillo hops... medium bitter, big citrus... an excellent single-hop...
JBPortland (1529) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 10/23 notes. Currently available only at the brewery, 4oz sample pours and growlers. Pours clear yellow with small head. Nose is spices, piney, lemon notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Taste is greens, spinach, pine notes, evergreen. Finish is bitter and more of the same. Quite tasty!