eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark orange with an off white head. Huge floral and orange hop aroma. Flavor was sweet BIG hops. The floral notes and orange were both very good and noticable in the flavor. Had a carmel malt finish. Reminded me of the Big Hoppy Monster.
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Bottle 12oz. Pours with a deep amber color with the hint of oragen-red overtones, with an off white head. The hops are eveident in the aroma of this beer. It tastes awesome with the hops hittin the palete with force. Hey hop lovers give this one a try.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light copper color, thin white head. Good hop aroma, flowery and piney. Decent malt backbone in the aroma, I get some caramel coming thru. This is very balanced to me, lots of malt, good hop bitterness and some tea and honey. Medium body, finish is slightly bitter and some honey. Decent IPA.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Brouwers. Very solid IPA. Great aroma with a nice sharp hop taste. Very balanced.
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale cured my hop withdrawal symptoms in Hong Kong (East End Brewery, 2 island locations). Bottle pours a dark gold, rich hops charging through the aroma and flavor. Now if I could get this in Massachusetts ?
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint draught, d.b.a. Sweet malt aroma. Amber and clear with a small white head. A little hop aroma. Delicious malty flavour with a strong hoppy background. Crisp and medium-bodied.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like hops but not ones that finish in a bitter, biting sort of way. The most entertaining thing about this beer is the label. Bear + deer antlers = beer. Get it?!@ Not very well balanced. This is to IPAs what Heineken is to Pilsners. A bitter hell.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden with fast disappearing white head; interesting nose of caramel (and loads of it), bitter coffee, but also fresh apricot, it has depth but the alcohol is quite apparent; super full carbonation in a very bitter body with complexity, character and lot of fill to it; into a very bitter finish, very apparent, doesn’t fade: fresh brown sugar, caramel, later very hoppy dry pine.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle @ Bukowski’s] Looks great- aroma is certainly floral hops. Flavors are well balanced- a bit on the woody, malt side of things. Finishes strong and bitter. A solid, well made IPA.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasent floral and hoppish aromas greet the nose. The pour is amber, some cloudiness, and a nice tan head of full duration and excellent lacing. The taste starts with a slight maltiness that quickly becomes bitter with a grapefruitiness. The finish on the palate lingers with the bitterness of the hops.