NachlamSie (2963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with Muenster. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with a very tall white head that lasts, lasts, lasts, and lasts. Great smelling IPA here. Itís heavy on the pineapple with dry pine resin, a bit of malts. Itís exotic and spicy all around. Okay, here I am being critical, I could use some more hops, but jeez, it is hoppy indeed. Finish is dry with just a hint of juiciness resonating from a grilled pineapple flavor. Itís insanely drinkable. An appealing level of sticky pine is found throughout. This is a damn good beer, it is.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel and very distinct citrus and peach from the hops. Rather hoppy finish. Solid West Coast IPA. 310507
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Greta looking brew. Pours a chrytal clear amber color. Head is very nice, stays with the brew all the way through. Very drinkable, and good IPA
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish brown with a thick head. Aroma of hops and malt. The hops have a strong citrus element in the aroma and lend a grapefruit finish that meshes well with the peppery, yeasty, sweetness of the beer. Best IPA of the 25 or so Iíve tried.
malrubius (2094) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle in a pint glass. Pours copper with a dense rocky lasting white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of fresh hop flowers and some citrus. Flavor of bitter hops and more hops and then some hops. Surprisingly medium-light body. Super-dry disappearing flavor seems like it should linger at least a little. Nice beer, but the best IPA in the world? Well, Iíll have to rate some others and see.
re-rate: Now that Iím a big fan of hoppy IPAs, this one is awesome. Just the right amount of biscuit honey fruit aromatic hop bitterness and bouquet and flavor and orangy citrus. Outstanding. More points for everything.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. pours golden-amber with white head. nice nose of PNW hops, piney and grapefruit. flavor is nice and bitter with piney grapfruit hop notes and a bit of biscuit. taste fresh, clean, and highly refreshing. abv well hidden. carbination is smooth. real tasty.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber, brought back from San Diego in December. Dark orange color with huge, long lasting, creamy head. Aroma is citrus hops, some bitter hops in aroma, sweet malt, doughy yeast, toffee, very nice. Nice full body, with little carb, very creamy, very apropiate. Very balanced malt and hops, toffee, piney. This is an amazing beer, I will have to taste it fresh.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Outstanding hop aroma of citrus, pine, mango, and pineapple. Smells a little chalky. The mouthfeel is about perfect (smooth and just the right amount of carbonation). Flavor has significant malt with all the nice hop flavors mentioned before but a little too resiny. Probably my favorite IPA.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark dull orange color with huuuge white head that lingers forever. Lots of yeast floaties, nice lacing. Smells very sweet, lots of citrusy hops.... tastes the same... very well balanced. Would buy again.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Pours a fiery orange with a gigantic, rocky white head that takes forever to go away and leaves monster lace down the entire glass. A lot of bubbles flow to the top on this one. This is a perfect looking beer. The aroma is quintessential IPA smell: sweet, citrusy hops. Very sweet without smelling sugary or artificial, just nice natural fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity hops, crisp and bitter and even refreshing. It could use more hop kick but now Iím just being greedy. This beer does all it should do and does it very well. The best IPA Iíve had.