swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2010
Light pine aroma, amber hazy pour with solid white head that persists. Bitter, with strong pine flavor. Some citrus and bread flavors as well. Pretty well balanced. Nice... strap (953) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - APR 23, 2010
pours a deep orange, with robust head. bready malts, slightly citrusy with strong pine flavored hops. a nice IPA Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pleasant hop aroma with floral and pine notes strong. Pumpkin orange and hazy with a creamy thick head which falls to a thin white covering foam. Laces like a doiley. Assertive but not offensive biterness. Delicious combination of hop oils. Spicy, pine, citrus all present. Malt supports the hop flavors but doesn’t demonstrate any sweetness. Dry , nicely bitter finish. Medium to full. Excellent example of an AIPA. Kavu (5025) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Pours golden brown with a medium head. Aroma is fruity with quite strong hops. There is some fruityness in the flavor too but mostly it’s just hops covering everything. A bit too much hops for my taste, but I’m sure hop enthusiasts can really enjoy this. Quite drinkable nevertheless. (2010, 847315)
Re-rate from a bottle @ Myöhä. I know beer now. This is good. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
I just had this tonight on-tap at Bocktown. Served in a pint glass.
Body was a rich amber hue that was somewhat cloudy. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top. Served with a 2 finger head which had great retention and left lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell and taste were similar. A big presence of citrus hops with a hint of piny hops and a sweet caramel malt back bone. The initial flavor is rich in citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. These two characters balance nicely. The finish at first seemed to be very clean non-existent but as I drank more the piny hop flavor and slight bitterness became more evident.
The mouthfeel was decent. Medium carbonation and medium weight body. Smooth but not particularly rich in hop oils.
Overall I really liked this beer and I will have it again. It does not stand out as a superior IPA but it is a very good one. This was a nice treat to have out here in Pittsburgh being that it is only available on-tap.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-08-2008 02:50:47
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a good size cream coloured head. Plenty of lacing. Huge up front citrus grassy hop aromas. Some malt sweetness but mainly hops. Fantastic aroma. Taste shows some biscutiy malt balanced by plenty of hop bitterness. Finsih is quite bitter. Overall a very well balanced beer and definately a new favourite. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle from trip to Buffalo. OK, here’s the thing - I drank this while watching some TV tonight, and while I absolutely loved the hell out of it, I didn’t bother taking any notes. It was just a tasty, hoppy, lovely beer, and as soon as I finished it, I wanted another bottle or three. If you need to know more, there are plenty of more detailed reviews before mine... seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2010
overall a very refreshing IPA
Amber in color has nice lacing
cracked open bottle and the hops just hit me.
doesn’t taste like it is 7.2%
very smooth and tasty.
i HIGHLY recommend this IPA
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2010
(bottle) Pours a lightly hazed dark copper with a cream colored head that retains as a medium cap. Aroma of gummi bears, pineapple, maybe guava or mango as well. Very tropical, with some underlying caramel in there as well and maybe a bit of pine. Flavor is pretty simple really, which is a disappointing departure from the complexities displayed in the aroma. Light caramel to begin with which is supported for a split second by some nice tropical juicy hop, but this quickly drops off to an overly piny and incredibly bitter finish. It’s so bitter in fact that it reminds me of when I have inadvertently gotten some bug spray in my mouth during the summer months. Quite nostalgic, but unwelcome in this instance. Really dry as well. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is perfect. I don’t believe this is a very fresh bottle, so perhaps the split second of juicy hops would be more prevalent in a fresher sample, but it was still a decent beer overall. Sigmund (7825) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 20, 2010
350 ml bottle, bought at Systembolaget, Sweden. ABV is 7.2%. Deep golden to orange colour, big off-white head. Lovely aroma of citrussy, herbal and piney American hops, hints of caramel too. Intense flavour of hops, piney and grapefruity notes, distinct bitterness, but I can live with it. Some malty sweetness too. Not bad!