Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
WOW what intense flavors on the palate! Take your time and enjoy this beautifully balanced ale!!! trollcat (20) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Flat out the best beer I’ve ever had. Perfect combination of flavor in a delightfully hoppy powerful brew. Poured from the twenty two ounce bottle into a nice craft beer glass to appreciate the color, texture, and unfiltered beauty. Simply a sublime Belgian IPA artfully brewed in NH, with a good bit of character from the sticks coming through in a pine undertone. rzaxxx (16) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2011
I loved this beer, but seem to be the outlier. Can’t realate to some of the other ratings - quality control? Different batches? It’s true - it doesn’t fit into any neat category, but a very good beer nonetheless. Bottled 4/2011, Batch 5. bottle #1808 - maybe it’s been improved since earlier batches. Poured a beautiful orange/amber, mildly citrusy/floral nose, faint Belgian hops, tasted and felt full in the mouth - sort of a Belgian IPA, where the sweetness and the yeast dampen some of the bittering hops. Just a good, perhaps sui generis beer. Bought after a tasting at Nikki’s in Providence, RI. Cybercat (5830) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Malty, fruity aroma has a strong woody hop overtone. Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a very thick, fine-bubbled and rather persistent buff head. Woody hops dominates the fruity flavor, with malty and resiny hints and some green-wood bitterness. Smooth, firm texture leaves a persistent fizz and a hoppy, woody finish. Let this one get its Hooks(ett) in you. thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
The beer poured a hazy golden brown with a white head. Not surprising given its status as a mixture of Belgian and West Coast style beers. The scent was an intriguing mixture of piney hops, grapefruit, and honey, that while not necessarily entirely pleasing to me did strike me as interesting.
The mouthfeel was fairly smooth, though it had a heaviness to it that I have some trouble fully explaining. There was a strong spicy hop foretaste that slowly turned to milder piney hops. The beer then shifts to a taste of delicious fruits and honey, ending on this sweetness with a standard hop after bite. My nose trick did help bring out the fruit and honey more, revealing that the fruit seemed to be apples and cherries, but this was very mild.
dan335 (2) - moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Clean, rich and right on point. Great freshness, and balance. Very elegant. Very refreshing. petermethot (26) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Two fingers of thick lacy head with good retention. Poured a nice dark amber with mild finish.
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bottle. murky dark orange under a small cream colored head. floral and earthy hops with bruised peaches and a pinch of pepper in aroma. flavor is quite complex actually. you can taste all the different ends. the pungent, citrusy west coast hop influence, the peppery spicy yeast and syrupy light fruits. an earthy, full bodied beer with a lot of flavor. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Wow. I can’t believe the low scores here. This was a bottle brought to a tasting / brew day. Pours a hazy amber orange with a dense retentive white head. perfumy and floral hop aroma. Light bodied with a nice soft texture, and fine spritzy carbonation. Malt character is extremely pale, with a honey and wheat character. The hops really take center stage, with moderate level of grapefruit bitterness, along with a hint of pineapple. Dry and grassy finish. Somewhat refreshing, as I could see this as a hot weather beer. It’s not just me, but other homebrewers and well-respected beer aficionados were all impressed by this as well. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Will pour a five+ finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber/orange color. Fierce carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is Belgian yeast and citric hops and flavor is citrus hops with sweetness, some yeast, well balanced. Higher ABV (its actually 9.5%) is hidden but warming. Best WB so far. Bottled 12/10/2010, $10.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.