trapped (3150) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 4, 2017 shigadeyo (3740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/25/2014: Olde Saratoga IPA... Floral-spice hoppiness with an ample bitterness; soft, assertive hold flavor using Noble-style hops (Fuggle?); spicy hop finish; nice maltiness without getting in the way; this beer is best described as an English-style IPA and I like it! 12 fl. oz. bottle (6.8% ABV) shared by Brian. Thank you! Rating #49 for this beer.
Draught @ Draught 55. Clear golden yellow with small off-white foamy head, faint citrus atoma, medium carbonation, medium bitter piney taste, thin body, medium finish. Decent IPA. Jow (3927) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Tap at Albany River Rats game. Amber pour. Nose is faintbpiney hops and caramel. Tastes of caramel, earth, grains, some pine. Thin plastic aftertaste. Nothing much to this. BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2016
it lingers from an unimpressive taste too full of malt syrup and seemingly light on the hop. still that lingering harshness in the finish is noteworthy. a butterscotch and hop harshness not found well in the flavor. would score higher if categorized as an apa. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
On tap at Cate’s (Bolton Landing). Mild fruity fresh hop aroma, sweet and little beany. Golden amber clear with thin head. Medium body and carbonation. Moderate malty-sweet and hoppy IPA, but no outstanding good or bad qualities. Pleasant, drinkable IPA. floydslip (401) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Amber beer with a medium light tan head. Nose of light citrus, soap, and perfume. Flavor has some citrus flavors, but they are obscured by a waxy, rather unpleasant aftertaste that eventually gives way to a medium bitterness, but the odd flavor lingers. Not good.
climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Beer club bottle into tulip. Amber w decent head. Floral pine aroma. Surprisingly mild and balanced hop / malt profile for an American IPA - I don't normally like IPA so this is good from my perspective. Resinous hop comes through on the palate but not crazy bitter. Decent for an IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
definitely full bodied like the bottle states. very hoppy and bitter with a sweet malty finihs. nose of of earth and grains. had out of a 12 oz bottle at home. pours a deep copper color with a thin lacey cream head. Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
12 oz bottle One the beers that come each month from AOPD. The ale poured a clear light amber with 1/2 inch off-white head and lacing. Floral hops and pale malts greet you. el malt with good c-hops, herbal, clove field, quite nice. The taste is a classic hopped up IPA with citrus and pine resin on the tongue. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. Bitterness impacts the tongue a bit at the end, but contributes to a long dry conclusion. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUL 31, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed deep golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head had a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus grapefruit smell, but has other nice hop smells of a pine and grassy nature as well. Along with these aromas comes some light smells of a sweeter tropical fruit as well as a hint of a caramel aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a bready taste mixed with a slightly drier cracker taste and a decent showing of a grapefruit hop taste right from the start. As the taste moves forward, the taste dries out even more with the little bit of tropical fruit and caramel that were present upfront, fading as the taste moves on. All the while, a grassy and herbal hop taste moves onto the tongue bringing more resinous hop flavors to the brew. Toward the very end, a nice earthy hop joins the flavor profile, leaving one with a rather nice blend of resinous hop and crisper, but deep malt flavors to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the somewhat crisper but still thick side, while the carbonation level is on the slightly lower side. For the west coast style the brews feel is rather nice as it both accentuates the rich dank and grapefruit hop blend, all while maintaining a decently easy drinking feel.
Overall – A fairly nice west coast IPA overall. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but a good one to try none the less.
burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Poured a golden orange color with aromas of light hops, staleness, malt, light bitterness and some orange peel. Flavors are cold, real cold with light hops and malt staleness blah....