njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured by hand pump at the brewery in Princeton. Poured a cloudy brown with creamy white head. Aroma was faint but malt, grains and grass were noted with a very slight musty note. Taste was all malt, it was bready, grains, some hay and grass. Thick in the mouth it was really chewy. Enjoyed this a great change. 60minuteman (1679) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
poured a cloudy chocolate brown and two finger white head. Smell of grass, floral, caramel, malt. Flavor is malt, pine, caramel. Bitterness is tangible. Well balanced. Really nice over a game of pool at New Hope location. mansquito (6319) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Triumph, Philadelphia cask ($4): I purchased this as the ordinary bitter. Pours a murky light brown with a cask looking head. Aroma is British hops, bread, dirt. Taste is slightly sweet. Slightly bitter. Basically, tastes like a proper session ale. Not bad. I could have drink 12 of these. Leafs93 (2289) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, grass and a little caramel sweetness. Taste is sweet with some faint traces of citrus bitters.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft at new hope. Pretty sure this is on nitro. Clean aroma. Clean flavor. Almost watery but very drinkable.
dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draught at Princeton, pretty sure this was on the hand-pump. Served up a copper/orange body that was pretty damn clear for "unfiltered real ale" sitting underneath a frothy off white head. The aroma was super subtle to the point of me actually dipping my nose into the beer trying to get some aroma from it. After sitting for awhile and with zen like concentration I was able to detect grains and some fruit rinds. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, an average duration on the aftertaste, the mouthfeel is so creamy it’s almost chewy. Flavor is way better then the aroma with lots of dough, breads, cake batter, vanilla tobacco and more. This one was my favorite by far. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
On tap at the Princeton locale, i think this was on hand pump. Clear amber with a white head leaving lacy sheets. Nose is faint toffee and grass. Crisp medium light. Taste is lemon pith and grass. Kind of dusty, musky. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Part of the draft sampler @ the Princeton location. Glad it was served at cellar temperature, bringing out the ’English’ in it. Low carbonation, moderate hoppiness and a good deal of doughy malts but nothing too overpowering in any one dimension. Definitely an all-day quaffing style. jcurtis55 (35) - Plainfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2011
I had this at the Princeton location. It was served at cellar temperature in a pint glass. It is a light amber, almost honey color. Not a lot of carbonation.
It lives up to its name, as the hoppy bitterness prevailed over the malt, but it definitely was not a hop bomb. You do get a bit of the hops citrus flavors.
I didn’t get a lot of aroma, but allergies had my sinuses a bit plugged, so I’m not holding that against it.
All in all, a decent bitter that succeeds in its goal of being a British style bitter. Paired better with the food than the imperial stout I also sampled.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Cask, vintage rating. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Bitter citrus and lemon notes, bitter body with a bread y body with some grain y notes. A nice ale.