NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a nice honey color with a light head that dissipates quickly. Fair amount of hoppy flavor touched by a hint of citrus and very subtle sweetness. Creates a crisp sensation on the mid-tongue and back of the palate. nearbeer (5514) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 12 oz best by 11-07. Slightly cloudy orange-gold with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is citrus, pine and dry cereal grain. Flavor is light honey drizzled on grapefruit, pine resin, and dry cereal. Strong grapefruit and sweetened dry cereal aftertaste. Medium-bodied and smooth; dry, but not real tingly on the finish. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
350 ml bottle fro vintage cellars. hazy orange amber with a fizzy white head. Fruity/malty aroma. Good citrus and pine taste with a bitter bite to the finish. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours lite cloudy amber color with small white head. Aroma and taste of grapefruit with bitter after taste. Dorqui (2259) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Draught at The Ginger Man (Manhattan - NY).
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Nice ocher/maroon color with light fizz. Much homogenous head of short duration. Fresh and flowery aroma with pleasant notes of sweet malt, new wine and flowers bouquet. Much typical and complex taste with detached notes of burned and dampen wood, cask and aged stum. Much pleasant and balanced on the end with stum nose and extremely persistent bitter.
Cloudy, light golden amber color with a small white head. Inconsistent sheets of lacing. Aroma is pretty standard fare, with grapefruit hops and toffee comprising the nose. I also picked up some fairly neutral grainy smells. The flavor is just on the bitter side of balanced, with grapefruit hops outweighing the malty, buttery base. It feels a bit bigger than the claimed 65 IBUs. The sharp hops really stick to the roof of the mouth, leaving a lingering, bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Body is on the light side of medium and slightly cloying. Decent IPA. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Very very nice. Cloudy gold with small white head. Explosive aroma of citrus hops. The bitter taste jumps out at you with tastes of grapefruit and pine. From the ratings you either love it or think it is just ok. cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 Very strong bitterness. Hops have a planty character; good complexity to the hops, which smell very pleasant up front. Perhaps a bit unbalanced -- too much hop, not enough malt flavor. Also, heavy, relative to the malt character; I like beers to either be thinner and lighter, or have a richer malty aroma. Bitterness of the aftertaste a little overbearing. A good, but not excellent IPA. Overall, a slight disappointment after the other Smuttynose brews which tend to be more interesting. I like this beer much better at the first sip than at the end of the bottle. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 One of my favorites. Great hoppyness and smooth! pours beautiful in pint glass and very delicious! RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007. Slightly cloudy. Nose is very fruity, lots of fruit pastille! Flavour is slight fruity with massive hop and evident dry hop tints. Finishes bitter but clean.