VincentDamon (528) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Belle couleur orangée. On perçoit des dépôts dans le liquide également. Nez très puissant de houblons, de lime et de citron. En bouche, la puissance des houblons est toujours là. Wow! Long en bouche, plein d’amertume. Ce que je souhaite d’une bonne IPA robuste. Un coup de coeur! Cheers! eggraid101 (80) - Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Drank out of a bottle. A great ipa with a nice body. Yes, pine and citrus, nice balance, clean finish, I really liked this beer, I think the mouthfeel was outstanding for an ipa
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone flywatt (27) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2013
Refreshing! Medium bodied beer that’s easy on the palate, leaving a wonderful bitter hoppy note to finish. Great find for the summer! Thanks Mark for recommending this beer. Highly recommended! jondajonjon (1) - - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
Very good tasting beer and loved it before dinner on holiday with my family for aperitif
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2006
I loved the aroma on this! Some perfume, orange, and peaches. The flavor is rather subdue but slightly hoppy with some grapefruit, peaches, and oranges. This would be a great session IPA.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Much thanks to grassrootsvt for this...
This is a tweaked and slightly reformulated house IPA...so if you’ve had it before and weren’t crazy about it, try it now and see what you think.
Appears a transparent light gold with a small, two finger, fluffy white head that slowly fades out. Little spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is similar to Spawn only toned down a notch. Perhaps Spawn, Jr.? Lots of citrusy, piney, wood-like hops, along with a sugary orange and caramel backing that plays second fiddle to the lively, aromatic hops.
Taste is of the same aromas. Plenty of hoppy goodness with orangy pine flavors standing out.
Mouthfeel is orangy sweet up front with a decent balanced bitter attack. Perhaps just a tad of thinness in the swallow that ends up slightly dry and bitter with some hops coming back to the front of the tongue for a bitter linger.
Overall, not a bad beer. This is a well done IPA that would make any brewer proud. Shaun has put together some really hoppy brews for the New England states...in fact most of them would be worthy of the California hop challenge anyday, where too much hops isn’t a bad thing. That’s the only thing that’s keeping this beer down...comparing it to his other brews that are hard to top. In essence, he’s his own rival. Is that a bad thing? I think not. New England’s finest plugging away one brew at a time. MaBeer1972 (2204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Six pack from Julios. Pours out a light honey amber color. Inch thick head that sticks around a while. Good carbonation. Nice floral-spice aromatic aromas. Hop profile is grapefruit and spruce. Very satisfying but not overly thick or bitter or stricky. This could be my new "go-to" six pack.