phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy orange color with a small off-white head that leaves a creamy ring. Aroma of citrusy, floral hops, tangerine, pineapple, and sweet malts. Flavor is the same, with a melony note throughout along with pale malts and straw. Dry finish. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, malty, and bitter mouthfeel. Nice IPA. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
Enjoyable IPA, thanks to Michael-Pollack. Pours medium golden, with a lasting foamy head. Smooth mouthfeel, this was very drinkable and with a well balanced bitterness enoyable though high abv TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Had this side by side with 38 and 40. I missed 39 apparently. I believe this was about 3-4 month old when I had it. Which would be pushing "fresh" in my book for an IPA. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of munich and caramel malt sweetness, almost barleywine like in the nose. Some sweet citrusy notes but overall aroma of very malty/sweet. Flavor of fruity and citrusy hops...but followed quickly by the sweet caramel and munich malts. It’s decent, but malty/sweetness is pushing it too much for my taste. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft, sampled sequentially with 38, 39 & 40. Small white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, grapefruit, some apricot. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, grapefruit/orange. Medium body, some resin. Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Draft at Churchkey, side-by-side 37-38-39-40. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of pleasant feet and Christmas wreath. Taste of citrus, light pine. Scant bitterness. Tasty.
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle. Pours a hazy, light amber with a thin white head. Nose is of faint citrus. Musty. Has a funny taste, like cleaning solution. Some mild bitterness. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, but generally clear, straw yellow color with a white head.
S: Starts off with a decent citrus aroma before taking a nose dive. Lots of abrasive smells to this one like rubbing alcohol and cleaning solution. I get a little bit of candied lemon, but it doesn’t really help.
T: The flavor isn’t any better. Again, very harsh with lots of alcohol and solvent character. There’s a weird candy sweetness in the middle of tall of this, and a moderate bitterness.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: Unfortunately, this Scratch beer was not really up to what I expect from Troegs. Not a fan of this beer at all. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from a central PA courier who I killed a la Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern once he gave me the beer so he wouldn’t reveal to the assholes in the PLCB that he gave it to me.. Pours turbid deep canary orangy, although more on the "first piss after a Centrum" end of the yellow/orange scale than the pumpkin puree end. Nose is resiny and fruity, with notes of malt, spicy peppery, and citric zest. Tastes rich, [retty hefty on the palate, with a big fruity hoppy blast up front, giving way to some dry floral notes as it hits the posterior of the palate. Smooth, the citrus fruitiness remains throughout, as does the substantial hop and malt bills. oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a a vibrant gold color. Carbonation is light. Fruity nhop aroma and taste. Citrusy. This is a nice one off IPA. I love the Warrior hop. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a orange golden color with a white coastered head. A very mellow aroma with touches of fruit like mango, pineapple, and orange. It doesn’t give off that bitter rind flavor you find in most IPA’s. Sweet start that transitions to a sweet tropical fruit like flavor mixed with some rind type bitterness. Not really all that bitter though but it does linger a little. Minimal alcohol notes. Very easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, pretty well balance without being overly hoppy or malty.