rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Copper/gold, light off-white head. Nose is plasticy hops, lots of fruit (orange, various citrus) Flavor is sweet caramel, very bitter with hints of mint. Meh. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Grassy aroma with some slickness. Cloudy reddish amber appearance with a mountainous and frothy white head. Very fruity flavor - lot of caramel and crystal malts are hanging here. Tastes like a pineapple fruit punch. The hops come on a bit later in their zeal to deliver. Very rich and full. Te bitterness lasts. Interesting. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle (courtesy of Adrian910ss): Poured a medium orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention (better then average for the style). Aroma of green citrusy hops is quite powerful and is dominating. Taste is also dominated by citrusy hops with some light caramel malt also noticeable. Boy is slightly above average with some good carbonation. I didn’t notice the presence of the English hops thought. JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
22 oz bomber. Hazy orange-amber colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma is slightly dusty with a strange Sly Fox metallic harshness that I’ve noted in almost every one of the beers I’ve tried from them. There is a touch of spice and grapefruit in the hop character that seem to clash a bit. Some orange peel and spice along with the previously noted metallic acridness. Flavour is very hoppy with a heavy bitterness that lands like a dull thud on the back of my throat. Orange marmalade and light crystal sweetness which were good but the continued presence of the strange metallic flavour and the intense bitterness makes it tougher and tougher to get this down. Finally gave up and poured half of it out. Just didn’t come together for me at all. nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Poured a murky amber that bordered on brown with a bubbly, but fast fading white head. Smells of, you guessed it, hops, orange, pine, grapefruit. A slightly yeasty hint to the aroma too. Left quite a bit of white, grainy sediment on the sides of my glass. Flavor was solid, citrus obviously, grapefruit and lemons, but there is also a significant malt flavor with a touch of caramel. Bitterness stays, but not overpowering. Very balanced for an IPA.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber color with a huge, rocky off-white head. Hoppy aroma, almost chemically so, strange. Citrus, pine, lots of resin, grassy. Not bad and definitely not subtle. At all. Really good bitterness, not too much. Good hops, nice and smooth. Floral, grassy flavors, slightly spicy finish. Fresh on the palate, but a tad oily. I have to say, I was pleased with this beer, much more than I expected. I do like hops, and IIPAs and Barley Wines are my favorite, which may be why I like this one. I need to give some more Sly Fox beers a chance. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2006
I didn’t quite understand the 113 until I took the first sip, the 113 IBUs has quite a kick, a very tasty brew though. Massive citrus nose with some pine to it. The pine comes out more in the flavor then the nose. Very sweet fruity citrus character with a crisp green finish. Very heavy on the palate. Pours copper with a thick white head. Bitterness stays long after you finish the pint, I had to drink a glass of water after this one, kinda just clings to the palate. ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle via trade with thaichile, thanks. Pours is cloudy amber straw colored, with a huge off white tan colored head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, citrus, smells better than it tastes. Flavor is floral, peppery, bitter, pine. Palate is medium bodied with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Decent. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Poured an amber color with crazy head and good lacing. Aroma was of pine hops all over the place. Flavor was citrus pine some caraml to balance it out. Good IPA. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
22 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Opened with a big hiss. Poured a couple ounces of beer with a huge off white foamy head. Slightly hazy amber color. As the head settled, it left a good bit of lacing behind. Has a soapy, citrus aroma. Flavor is bitter and oxidized. I think this guy is going South. I hope it was a old bottle. If not, this is not a good beer. Thanks Jason, for the chance to try it.