MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016 jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle-loud pop of carbonation being released upon opening, followed by a gusher/foam over, then even with a VERY gentle pour, a too big light tan head and hazy gold color. Aroma is orange/tangerine, light malt-bready, then a slight sour. Taste is sour citrus/malt. Would like to try this again.
My Bottom Line:Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Raw resins approach spinach and asparagus territory before being rounded up by oranges and light honey.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Tons of foam upon pouring settles upon the misty pale amber.
-This tastes too much of actual hop pellets.
-Hop fruitiness salvages a great deal of the flavour profile, increasing drinkability.
-Such simplicity and rawness harkens the IPA category from 25 years ago.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a soft glazy looking burnt orange color with a lasting foamy white head. Head dissipates at a nice pace, nice looking rings of foamy lace weave around the glass.
The aroma starts off with some sweet malts closing in on some bitter grassy to light tobacco.
The flavor leans dried grassy sweet with a light clean smooth dried tobacco-ish aftertaste (acceptable, yet good). Semi-sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable smooth feel to it. Carbonation seems to ride fairly light. Tobacco dryness creates an acceptable clingy-ness to it.
Overall, English styled IPA, good for what it is, if anything. And lack of soapiness and diacetyl helps to make this one one of the nicer beers of this brewery. WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Draft at the source. Doug and Danielle’s wedding. IPA #200. Pours copper brown with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor is grapefruit, caramel, pine. Pine bitterness in the finish. alex0295 (2) - MERRIMACK, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
small taste which is ok. Has a huge head which I find ’in the way’. It’s a IPA with a light taste...so if your like me and don’t like the heavy IPA taste this would be acceptable to you. dlovell2 (2283) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Pours copper with foamy khaki colored head. Aroma is biscuit malt with herbal and floral hops. Flavor is bready malt and caramel up front with herbal notes. Big bitter pine finish.
tfontana (1125) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Keg pour from Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is mild bready malt with pine and herbs. Appearance is very nice clear golden yellow pour with no discernible sparkle with small head and decent lacing. Taste is medium bitter pine/spruce without much malt balance. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation. A decent refreshing summer brew. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Can. Pours burnt orange with a foamy head that lingers. One dimensional hop aroma that smells like a typical west coast ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Floral, piney spice and metal aromas. Darker orange for an IPA. Taste is a heavy bitter, but not sharp, English style I would say. Heavier body, fills one up. ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, 4/19/15
mdindy (38) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2015
Aroma: Smells of orange gummy candy, with floral and herbal notes, and a little pepper/spice
Appearance: It pours an amber-orange color with a small off-white head and fairly lace lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, clean malts, with a mid-plus bitterness on the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, fairly clean, easy drinking, and with a smooth, light dry finish
I actually thought this was a pretty solid IPA. It has a nice hop flavor to it, with a good malt backbone as well. I’m surprised it doesn’t have a better score.
Clear copper color with good head. Aroma very sweet, some citrus. First sip very bready/toasty flavor, silky smooth finish. Hops a little on the lighter side, citrus/orange zest, everything blends well, great beer.
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