williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2013 Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
I got this at the brewpub in Waltham. Was told by my server it was fresh. Absolute palate crusher. In a good way. Almost tasted like spicy licorice. One of the more extreme hop experiences I’ve had in a while. Had to switch up to water after the first pint. 63 ibus seems a bit modest. Or it could have just been the choice of hops or that I was drinking it new. This was a tough pint to drink, but as a hop lover, it was tough love.
I could barely taste the bleu cheese on my burger that came out after I finished the pint.
Amber pour. Citrus hop aroma, citrus and spicy hop flavor, but not too bitter. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 22 oz) Hazy amber color with a thick white head. Grassy and hoppy citrus aroma, much like a good solid IPA. Flavor has a nice hop bite at the start with a dry and slightly astringent middle and a dry and slightly piney finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, grapefruit, pine, and tobacco. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours a clear deep golden with a well-lacing white head. Has a sweet caramel and fresh grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with a light sugary caramel maltiness with a good balance of fresh resiny hops before a crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good IPA.
jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Pours light golden in color with a thin white head. Restrained hop aroma, not much of an explosion. Little caramel sweetness added on the tongue. Palate was thin. Decent enough. obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Light orange smell. Clear amber, thin head. Light orange flavor. Not impressive at all. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Draught sample at the brewpub. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor is bitter, citrussy, pineapple, resiny, spicy. Enjoyable. Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub. This batch came out 5.9% a.b.v. and IBU 68. Medium yellow, that leaves a lace trail. C-hop aroma. A good bitterness, like a 1.5 times IPA. Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. A restrained floral hops and caramel malt. In mouth, a more British IPA with dry malt, astringent notes, and grapefruit. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 12 2008.