grundsow (141) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2016
A nice bitter, hoppy, drier version of IPA. One of the best. Only drawback is high alcohol. wu1sabes (25) - USA - MAY 11, 2004
this IPA is the best i have ever drank, it is undeniably unique and unmatched by any other breweries! seek it out and enjoy! jorossian (3) - USA - DEC 24, 2006 does not count
I love IPA’s and this one happens to be my favorite. A healthy combination of fruity/floral aroma accented with a vanilla/piney backdrop. Just the right amount of hops which for me - a bit on the heavy side but not overdoing it to spoil the complexity. Very rich and satisfying to the pallet. Yum.
I’ve been pleased to find this is regularly stocked at Wegmans. Makes me want to go grocery shopping right now. hershiser2 (3825) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Price paid: $6.99/6-pack (12 oz bottles)
BEAUTIFUL burnt orange/ or orange/amber, witha nice fluffy orange/tan head.
This beer smells f-ing good... not just good, but f-ing good. Nice, sweet floral/fruit scent perfectly compliements the beauty of the color. It makes me want to eat peaches and apricots, and oooh yum.
Jeez, this beer is just getting better and better! (I’m reviewing as I’m sampling it). FANTASTIC bittersweet flavor, with peach and grapefruit in there, with a nice bitter bite to finish it off. Does it get better than this??
Wow... I am really really impressed with this beer. And I only have to drive a few hours to get it. A+ DadofFenway (8) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
For the love of Hops.I adore this beer, from the citrus notes on the nose to the absolute punch you get from the hopped barrage that you get when first sipped. You’ll understand.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2003
I was very impressed with this offering. Citrusy pine aroma greets you as pop this one open. Pours a beautiful clear amber with a nice head. Continuous lacing as you imbibe this well balanced beauty. Nice spicy finish. This southern NY beer rivals any west coast beer. Papillon (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 355 mL Bottle. The label states 6, not 6.5 octane as stated in this RB listing. Deep gold body with a frothy slightly off-white head that settles to a thin but tenacious rocky layer that laces the sides beautifully and leaves a "set of foam ribs" down the sides of the glass with every sip. Resiny hops dominate the intense aroma with notes of pine, grass, grapefruit rind, and floral. Flavor! What a slap in the tongue! Hops, hops, hops, oh... what shall we celebrate with this one? A hoppy birthday? Well mine is not until July but I have this beer marked to have instead of a birthday cake. The intense hops do make way for the rich sweet malt and crystal malt that express right away after the swallow with fruity hints and a note of grapefruit. Intense yet not complicated. The hop bitter expresses in the aftertaste and then lingers in the finish in an astringent way that... get me another one, now! This beer rocks and rolls! Hey you brewers down there the other side of Lake Erie: you can make some top-notch beer and you’ve proven it with this one. Southern Tier, I’ve been to your website and I look forward to sampling more of your excellent beers. Keep up the great work :D Hammy78 (977) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 330ml bottle sample purchased at the LCBO. Pours a golden yellow with amazing carbonation, and a nice pillowy white head. and decent lacing. Aroma is of hops and it is strong. Taste is also of hops, but also of citrus. Just amazing. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional IPA. Aromas of grass, caramel, honey, and nuts. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is almost creamy, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy white head.