MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010 Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured amber with an white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor was mostly the same but finished rather dry. Keep pumping them out.
A Sim rate (on tap at the Marshall Stack, Nat’s downstairs bar): I expected a hoppier aroma, but it smells a bit like a British bitter. Bit of hops if you really sniff at it. Otherwise, it’s barley and corn. Golden amber in colour with a disappearing head. Nice bitter hops in the flavour with a kick that hits you as you swallow. Wow... bitter! Tasty tartness with a subtle sweetness. Really liking it. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn!
A- Murky bright orange hue, off-white wispy foam retains, big thick lacing
S- Moderate pine resin hops, slightly acidic citrus, tinges of caramel malts and alcohol
T- Initial taste is mostly super-bitter hops and sweet caramel malts, finishes very dry and bitter
M- Medium-bodied, oily texture coats the mouth, mild carbonation
D- An uber bitter IPA that is bold and interesting but somewhat lacking in flavors, rather ambivalent about this one so I probably wouldn’t get it again. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Tap. Poured amber with a nice fluffy off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor was mostly the same but finished rather dry. Still very drinkable at 7%. rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Flowery hop up front, with a good mouth feel, and a smooth citrus end. Good, but not the best of the IPA day.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Crystal clear amber orange color. Aroma of skunky weed. Sharp completely bitter taste. Too harsh for me. Oily texture. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of citrus and an earhty / floralness. Tastes of citurs, light caramel, and pine. Smooth body. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draft at Barcade. Aroma of some grainy malt, a little citrus and some pine. The malt is really bad in this one; grainy and corny. The hops aren’t too impressive either; just not fresh tasting or crisp. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2007
On tap at Barcade; was really disappointed with this beer. I liked the concept of brewing different IPAs this year. Main problem was the hop flavor; it just wasn’t very good for me. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale amber, crystal clear with a non-existant head. Aroma is quite woody and bitter smelling. Quite thin-bodied, pale industrial malt. Very woody/herbal smelling. Very strong assertive bitterness. Light orangey and lemony citrus. Comes across fairly astringent on the finish. This one didn’t work for me.