fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 2009-10-30, bottle at ōlbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-7-4-16=41
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is very citrusy. It has a lean body, with a strong bitterness, resiny and fruity; I miss some sweetness, but itís a great IPA.
Copper color: big frothy head. Sharp spicy aroma, coriander, peppercorns, cloves; then some fruity hop too. Lean body, with dry toffee flavor and hazelnuts; the hopping is good, oily, nutty, a bit resiny, not much fruity. Less than I remembered, but very good.
2006-03-28, at Freakiní Frog, Las Vegas, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Hazy amber color. Nice hoppy aroma, very fruity (apricots, persimmon, orangesÖ). Good malty body, very strong, excellent hopping, aromatic sweet fruity and resiny. Well blended.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Pours a deep golden honey color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Head retention is lengthy. Residual lacing is thick, sticky, and creamy. Nice! Aroma is of citrus rind perfume. Full nectar w/ silky residual effers. It has a thick creamy texture. Malt driven bomb squad. Big citrus with rich, malty caramel flavors. A defined perfume essence is unique yet questionable. Hop rate is high yet it doesnít bite back. A very luscious style. This brew has a mild sweetness and a touch of grapefruit on the finish w/ only mild bittering. There is a lingering dose of asprin taht intriges me. Highly recommended.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very unique IPA Iíd love to smell this beer all day...unreal hop aroma. Very rich and thick caramel...thats why its unique...most IPAs I have had have been very dry and thin with high alcohol. This one is extremely malty and thick.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Thanks Bro! This is why Iím becoming a big hop head. I love great IPAs like this. Poured a great copper color with a creamy off-white head that diminished to a ring over time but left excellent lacing. Big IPA aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor found grapefruit citrus, pine, orange, and a light malt background of butterscotch and chocolate. Medium body and dry but smooth. Awesome bitterness.
EventHorizon (7) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
.. it is pretty awesome. omg.. itís fanfuckingtastic, this IPA. great pour from a bomber, perfect aroma, color is great.. tastes wonderful.. some cinnamon even.. great, great IPA. must buy more.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hops, caramel , bubbles, heat, alcohol in that order and in perfect percentages. Dry hopped in description sya it perfect. This is almost a perfect IPA...read the description and you will know evrything about this brewha.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. This IPA has a fruity hoppy aroma to it. The taste is almost sweet for just a moment, but finishes bitter. I donít normally care for the bitterness, but this is such a quality beer.
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark honey color, hazy (yeast floaties), large offwhite head that is creamy//fluffy and a bit lumpy. Body is sparkling. Lace is in rings, also in sheets, is quite generous and head is fully lasting. Aroma is honeycomb, floral, orange, pine and sweet dough. Body is medium to full with light, soft carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Flavor is honeycomb, flowers, touch of light honey, strong pine aftertaste with a light alcohol presence proving some warmth. Honey-floral is throughout. Not very sweet, pretty bitter and well blended flavor. Nothing super exciting except the appearance, but this beer is really well done. Thoroughly enjoyed.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a very slightly hazy amber color with a nice tight one finger thick off white head that lasts. Lots of citrus and pine hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor that lingers. Not much malt, but thats OK. Slight alcohol warming. Palate is a little thin. Medium body. An excellent beer.
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Um, not much to say about this one except that it probably should replace sierra nevada as the quintessential ipa. I mean these guys nailed it. The hops are perfectly balanced and donít kill you with their aromas or flavors. Great beer to drink. Glad I had a chance to try this one. Thanks to dhlesq. Very floral aromas. Very bitter, citrusy tastes.