ben4321 (6387) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 10/5/12
Drake (13635) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Aroma: The aroma has some resin, some citrus, and a little soap
Appearance: It pours a clear light orange color, with a white head, and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mild sweet, with a resiny bitterness, and underlying dish soap flavor
Palate: The body is light-medium, it feels a touch sticky, and has a lengthy dry finish
This one definitely could have been much better but the dish soap really kills the flavor for me. Still, it is close, and I bet if it wasn’t for that dish soap it would have been great. It’s a shame because the IPA I sampled that is coming on next is really good, and this one just isn’t quite up-to-par.
Served on draft at the brewpub as Kestrel IPA. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus and faint resin notes. The taste is bitter resin, herbal and pine hops with a malty finish. Medium bodied. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid complex hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Earthy/citrus hoppiness. Sweet malt with a medium bitter. A medium bodied beer. A nice finishing bitter that just grows on you. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Finally, a beer with flavor from trap rock. Full of hops. Piney. Delicious in many ways.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
Clear, nice-coloured golden ale. Excellent, firm white head, fully lasting and leaving massive lacing. Aromatic, slightly yeasty, well aromatic nose. Oranged, earthy, flower petals – well put centennial/cascade blend. Highly supportive bready malts, biscuity, soft and never exaggerating the sweetness. Growing sheets of bitterness follow the dry finish never get extreme. Soft-edged texture. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, juicy palate. Great IPA. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2006
taster. Golden/Light orange with medium carbonation. Aroma is citrus and pine with a touch of sweet malt. Taste is well balanced, sweet malt with citrus and pine hop bitterness. Liked this one. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 on tap-pours an offwhite head with yellow/gold color. Aroma is grapefruit, hops. Taste is crisp hops with a strong medium malt presence. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Looks and smells like an IPA. Tastes like one too. A very solid India Pale effort. Spot-on the style. Got the hops (adamskillin correctly called the cascades) and the malt support. AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Looks and smells like an IPA, smells like an IPA, plenty of bitterness. I dont understand using Cascade hops in an IPA, but it came out okay, maybe just inauthentic. The hop flavor is that nice citrusey cascade thing. A good effort, but it’s an American Pale Ale, not an IPA.