merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Grainy Malt, Biscuits
T: Grainy Malts, Biscuits, Bitter Hops
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Drying, Mildly Watery
Overall, a nice single hop IPA but the finish was slightly watery with the bitterness and detracted from the good taste of the hops. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
In short: A very hoppy blond ale with an odd floral spicy character. GoodSammy (12599) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier VT
The look: Partly cloudy dark blond body topped by a persistent small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The hoppy nose has floral hops with a spicy twist and notes of citrus fruits. Taste has a solid but neutral crackery malt backbone, perfect to provide a structured body but leave the floor all open for the hops. Generously hopped, very floral but also with strange spicy notes (ginger, other) that I could feel come from hops. Razor sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity with a bit of acidity. I’m a hophead so I liked the beer because it is very hoppy, clean and well brewed, but Crystal is probably not a hop I really like. It floral and spicy character make it a bit of an oddball. Nothing outstanding, just another decent beer that will make me waste time reviewing on ratebeer, and I often wish I wouldn’t spend so much of my time rating beers but most of all I wish I didn’t spend so much of my time wishing.
A good tasting IPA, on tap at the Great Lost Bear. Lacey, cloudy light orange body. A good hoppiness and good drinker, partially explained by the understated carbonation. rocbyter (2143) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap at Mikro. Moderate sweet and citrus hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Bitter beginning with a quick sweetness in the finish and the back to a bitter end swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Draft at blue monk, golden pour with white head. Slightly floral nose. Very nice bitterness in the flavor. Slight floral notes, balanced. Nice IPA
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Low carbonation. Thin head. Very hazy. Crisp floral aroma. Taste is similar. Slight bitter after taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
pours unclear amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma is light but pleasant hops with a bit of citrus. Flavors of citrus and tea leaves quench the thirst on a hot july day so well. There is a biter dry but smooth hoppy ending on a full body. BREWMUSKCLES (2729) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Quenching and powerful enough with citrus hop of Grapefruit, some Pine needle and a Golden malt flavor to compete. a bit caustic with some pepper and finishes watery and satisfying. Nice Golden color on tap at Twin Lights Atlantic Highlands N.J. Best Sixpoint brew i ever had.