sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Sample. Very bitter flavor that overpowered the malt and hop aroma. Not my favorite style of IPA. mcox90 (2146) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2011
12 oz bottle. Hazy burnt orange color with a thin white cap that disappeared quickly. Pine hop aroma with a solid malt base. Bitter, dry hop flavor with a malt backbone. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
standard not to bitter american style cenntinenal hopped beer. you can probably guess it from there, no suprises good or bad Koelschtrinker (21828) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Der Antrunk ist nur kurz hopfig, dahinter deutlich wässrig, bevor die intensive Bitterkeit zuschlägt und den Hopfen weit in Abseits drängt. Kurz darauf regiert plötzlich die Wässrigkeit, trotz den Bitternoten ist und bleibt das Bier nun wässrig. Nur noch wenig hopfig, nicht fruchtig, holzig-bitter. Ein IPA, das erstaunlich wenig Hopfenaroman aufweist. 7/8/8/7/8/8 Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub the afternoon of Night of the Funk 2010.
hayduke (5702) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Pours a modest amber-brown color with an off-white head that starts out a big shorter than normal. Then, loads of lacing follow as the head dies down. A bit strange in that there was very little initial foam but what was there stuck quite well.
The nose brings a solid dose of citrus, floral, and piney hops. Nothing really meshes and it seems like a bunch of hops were just thrown i the kettle without regard for how they would interact. The taste is a bit better as they’re more muted and meld into a generic "hoppy" flavor. Pretty bitter feel. Not a bad IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
From a 12 oz bottle purchased in Newburyport, MA. Poured clear golden to amber in color with a small white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and pine, citrus, and floral hops. Medium body and average mouthfeel. Favor is bitter, with lots of hops. Dry bitter finish. thicksuds (451) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 First beer I have ever downgraded for aroma....I was very excited to try this given the high rating, but was a bit let down, seems like maybe it was an off batch, the carbonation seems off, not much head or foam, getting some hop flavor, pretty strong, very bitter on the back end, but I think something may have went awry in the fermentation stage bc I’m getting some off flavors from the yeast. Not great, but I would give another batch a chance. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Re-rate: Had it on tap and it was better, although still pretty bitter, too bitter IMO, which is too dominant. A little below avg.
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a very thin off-white head that disappears by the first sip and left no lace. The aroma is weak citrus and not much else. The flavor is dry, husky malt followed by some incredibly watered down, weak citrus hops. There’s no way to tell the age of this bottle or how it was treated, but I can’t imagine someone producing an IPA, tasting this, and thinking, "Ok, this is ready for sale." Hopefully at some point I’ll get another bottle and have a chance to revisit this review. As it stands now, not very good. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, crystal malt, light pine, and light resin. Poured golden/amber in color with a tiny white head around edges only. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, crystal malt, light citrus, light pine, and resin. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, hop and crystal malt finish is dry. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2010
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a thin, beige head. Aroma strong of hops, and light malts. Average IPA but a little too bitter with nothing to balance it. Worth trying though, because it’s still an IPA.