Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Draft, very bitter ipa, some Grassy and floral, very store like bitter finish SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
(tap at Main Street Cafe / Willibrew in Willimantic CT)Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2009
malty, nice-cascade-hop-bitterness, med-body.
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells resiny and earthy. Tastes of resin, earth, pepper, some nice balanced bitterness. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy brown with a very small head. Aroma of resiny hops, grassy hops, and caramel malt. Flavor of nice caramel malts well-balanced with a bitter, hoppy finish. Solid IPA, although of course less emphasis on the hops vs. the malt. My favorite Willimantic offering so far.
7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5) fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Aroma of nuts, molasses, citrus, pine, lots of lime and earth kicking in. Flavor quite balanced with moderate-big citrus bitterness and moderate-big nougat maltiness. Medium bodied, silky smooth mouthfeel, quite drinkable. Very unique for the style, which at first had me questioning it, but grew on me very much.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Cask at the brewpub. Hazy orange brown body - dark for the style. Small off white head. Nose is candylike orange and earthy. A light woody note. Big malty flavors offset well by a spicy orange - very bitter, but soft, muted. A light pine is noticed. Whopper of a finish, bitter orange rind that attacks the sides of the tongue and won’t let go. Satiny body, slightly oily. Wow! Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
(Cask) Cloudy dark orange body with lots of yeast chunks, small white head with big bubbles. Orange and forest aroma. Filthy earthy hops abound. The rich yeasts are nearly a meal in themselves. Tasty dirty malts that felt like freshly ripped tree bark. Orange skins, citrus and some berries in hops oil. That is one dirty muddy ugly filthy mean IPA, inimitable, I loved it! Most Wanted IPA by glouglouburp, pint or glass, $5 + tip rewards if captured fresh. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
Any first impressions?OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2006
-A frothy cask head stands over the murky amber/brown.
-Rhubarb, pine needles, and faint strawberry fruitiness delightfully play with oranges.
-The same iconoclastic fruitiness is found in the flavor profile, as bark and tree resins extract mild tartness, as well as bitterness.
-The soft carbonation and well-extracted maltiness make this nourishing and quenching all at once.
What if you dig deeper?
-An earthy, yeasty presence is brought forth by the obvious flocculation, which could probably scare most macro drinkers.
-The oily maltiness offers more body than flavor, and this doesn’t bother me one bit in this case.
-This unusual personality is entrancing, and the cask format very fitting; these guys can’t brew a bad IPA.
On cask at the brewpub.
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 @ Brewpub. Ok nose, sweet. citrusy orange. Hazy brownish orange color, small head with good lacing. Bitter flavor, citrusy, burnt, caramel, evergreen. Medium body, creamy oily mothfeel, bitter finish. Nice easy to drink ipa. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Murky iced tea appearance. Tan head. Thick, rich, oily. Low carbonation. Sweet malts. Intense spruce and grapefruit rind hops. Outstandingly numbing.