vtbeerbandit (1) - Vermont, USA - SEP 29, 2006 does not count
Sharp on the palate, not overly carbonated, excellent balance of malt to hops. Slight citris with a touch of floral overtones. rob99 (3) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2002 does not count
I'm a major hop-head and love IPAs. This beer wasn't what I was expecting. For an IPA, it's not as hoppy as some and the malt flavor comes thru a little more. Maybe I'm just used to NW IPAs. But this beer is exceptional. A nice yellow-copper color. The hops don't come through too bold, but you notice them. A nice balance between bitter and malt, nice subtle hop aroma and bold, but not strong, hop flavor. Overall a well balanced IPA that follows more the British IPA than an American. VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2001
Great roasted malt character and beautiful deep copper color. Great hop flavor and aroma. A tad bit weak on the bitterness for my taste, but I've not yet found a beer that satisfies my craving for hops. Minimal head with some lacing. A fine IPA, and possibly a new favorite for me. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 Bottle: Light cloudy orange color with a large foamy head, that quickly gets thin. Bready citrus aroma, almost biscuity. Full creamy mouthfeel, rich crisp ending. Although very mild in bitterness compared to some American IPAs, this beer really captures and mixes the British and American styles. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Light copper in color with a huge white foamy head.This beer is complex.Aroma is intriguing and seems to change on several samples, as does the flavor.Citrus,bread,malt,earty,spicy,woody,roasted malt with a touch of sweetness.Long lingering hop aftertaste. This is a much better beer than I was expecting.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Panorama Brewing Company--Wolaver’s India Pale Ale--North Coast--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Organic. Disappointing on first try, but wonderful on 2nd taste. Robust floral hops. Nice stinging rich body with color and flavor of IPA. Big hop finish is just a touch strong for body. Sampled 2/15/1999.
Panorama Brewing Company--Wolaver’s India Pale Ale--Old Dominion--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 45 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Organic. Clear thin light amber golden color. Light floral IPA hop front. Lacy flavorful light sweet caramel malt IPA body followed by balanced hop finish. Hint of earthiness. Light version. Sampled 1/1/2000.
Panorama Brewing Company--Wolaver’s India Pale Ale--Mendocino Ukiah--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Clear rich golden color. Mild floral hoppiness without earthy tones in front. Mildy sweet malty IPA body. Ends clean and easy with minimal hop spiciness. Very Mellow compared to earlier version. Sampled 4/30/2001.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s India Pale Ale--Certified Organic--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear rich dark golden color. Light lacy head. Rich earthy floral hop front. Sweet tangy malty earthy doughy caramel chewy body. Clean tangy balanced mild citrus rich earthy hop end. Fresh Hops. Sampled 10/31/2003.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s India Pale Ale--Certified Organic--USDA Organic Logo--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 55 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Dense foamy lacy white head. Clear thin bright rich gold color. Mild earthy floral hop front. Cloying mild creamy sweet caramel mild grapefruit biscuit body. Balanced mild earthy hop spice end. Sampled 10/10/2007. AcctError4310 (32) - USA - MAY 21, 2002
.................................................. Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Thick long lasting head, strong bitter aroma and taste. This is an excellent pale ale, golden brown in color and a 6.5% abv! Very smooth yet a little bland toward the end. ekzept (2) - Endicott, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2006 does not count
medium body, slick feel, lively, citrus, alcohol, ginger, golden, clear, aminimal head, william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Cloudy on pour. Inviting scent; solid taste.