jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle with a notched best before along the left side of label, Aug/07.
Poured a slightly hazy amberish copper with a foamy head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of leafy and floral hops, a slight buttery and sugary malts with a nice fruitiness, berry bubble gum-like.
Moderate carbonation overall and a crisp, dry, softly textured lightish medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, leafy, floral hops with a soft bitterness, bready and light tasting caramel malts, a spicy nuttiness, and a dry leafy and bready malt finish, not bad, but an average tasting English IPA, decent drinkability.
For the price, a nice IPA, tasty enough for $5.49 a six at Trader Joe’s.
deduchar (39) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 24, 2006
This is a tasty IPA for a small Maine brewery! I really enjoy this IPA because it is a little hoppy and has a bit of a kick to it. Enjoyable. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours thin amber, bubbly and a hollow head. Aroma is tangy sweet malt and old banana. Flavor is coppery strawberry. Palate is a bit thicker than expected. Not terrible, but not worth repeating. TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2006 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #517) Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse blanche minse qui persiste. Arômes de diacétyl. Saveurs de diacétyl et de levure.
Quevillon (3061) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
Bu au Mondial de la Bière 06. Légèrement ambrée, presque pas de collet. Arome typiquement houblonneux. Goût faible et pas trop impressionnent. Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12oz bottle-burnt amber with a soapy lightly off-white head. aroma of piney hops, light butterscotch (a problem with shipyard beers) honeysuckle, appricots, but the diacytl is not that heavy here. Smells brittish (ringwood yeast? always gives out diacytl). flavors are toasted caramel malts, light piney and earthy hops with some dusty ester notes of mangos and mellons. body is somewhat fizzy but fairly full and coats the mouth. Not a bad british styled IPA, but not something i would try again. jefcon (1830) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2006
Deep golden in the glass, with a diminishing off-white head. Aromas are slight: hopcit and must, some wheat bread. Light palate and souring finish, but clean enough going down otherwise. Lots of carbonation, like seltzer, but brief. Some spicy orange and caramel on the flavor profile to go with the aromas. vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2006
Pour is clear brown with off white head with light carbonation. Aroma has piney hops and caramel malts. Not nearly as hoppy as I would expect from an IPA on the aroma. Initial taste is a malty toffee flavor with some medicinal aspects. Fairly light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Finish is light on piney hops and caramel / toffee maltiness. This has got to be the lowest IBUs I have ever tasted in something that calls itself an IPA. Some floral hops open up later in the glass. An okay beer that you can get for cheap, but not worth seeking out. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2006
(bottle from Trader Joes) Nice copper color with smallish off-white head. Citrus/apricot hops aroma. Flavor is predominated by hops but a fair amount of malt for the balance. Not a bad IPA at a very good price.