garroch (76) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2017
On tap at the source. Pours copper with a faint haze, thin head with a bit of lacing. Caramel, pine and a hint of citrus on the nose. Pine, hop resin, and toasty malts. Peppery finish fades quickly and leaves a pithy aftertaste. Fine and strong carbonation. Good beer overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Draft. Deep Gold in colour. Very citrus-fruity (grapefruit & lemon). Hoppy (aromatic, spicy, piney hops). English malts. Sweet malty with dry hoppy finish. Liked this. Decent IPA. (2008)
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Sampler at the source. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavor is caramel backbone with pine, grassy hop. Eek balanced. nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub, pours a clear gold with some lacing, hazy white head. Nose is solid, pithy, lemon, orange, soap, pine, mild honey, hints of fruit. Flavor is solid, orange, pine, malt, honey, soap, mild herbs. Bitter finish. Easy drinker, but very solid. BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and resin hops with toast malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light toast and honey malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pint at brewpub. Ok aroma. Sweet citrus. Grapefruit orange. Litttle soapy. Tad hazed brownish Orange color. Ok head that faded quick. Spotty lace. Bitter flavor.medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, Bitter finish. Its fine. BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at CBH. Very floral citrus. Similar to pale ale. Clean finishing. Not so much a big IPA but nice flavor. bellco33 (845) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass (6 month old bottle...damnit): pours golden red with a huge white head. Aroma malty and nutty. Taste pretty malty with a decent amount of hops, definitely tastes like an old IPA. Little piney, little boozy. Medium to full body. I think on tap this would be much better. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Sharp resinous hop aroma, certainly east coast style if not old world. Dark orange color. Not very bitter at all, instead you find a saccharine sweetness. Thicker, for IPA anyway, body, sticks around on the palate for awhile. Somewhere between the average pale ale and the older pre-hop-craze IPAs. mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Somewhat dark amber color. Muddy but opaque. White fluffy head with solid lacing. Aroma is lightly estery, slight hops. Malt is a bit nutty and overly sweet. Not really overpowering or too much malt, but just too sweet. Seems to be an overuse of crystal malt. Hop finish is faint and forgettable. To be fair, they do make it clear this is an English style IPA, and it lives up to that expectation. It’s just not an exciting beer. That sweetness does just keep coming and become almost cloying. Almost a cinnamon type spice that comes with it at times. Not my favorite IPA and really not something I’d attempt to acquire again.