Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at the East End Brewery, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
I like Oakes rate on this one ‘All dressed up with nowhere to go..., it’s good technically, but has absolutely no style.’ Says it all really by for my part it was a deep orange colour, masses of bitter hop aroma, tones of bitterness….heaps of everything. Don’t get me wrong, I love this style of beer but in this instance, it just didn’t hang together and was so bitter, it was like drinking razorblades.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the GingerMan in NYC. Hazy amber color with a small off white head.
Nice citrus hop aroma with very little malt presence. Flavor is again citrus hops, but the malt flavor comes out more than the aroma would lead you to believe. A well balanced, very drinkable IPA.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured orange-amber, hazy and bubbly, with a small off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops and plenty of rich malt, hints of cedar and butter. Taste is pretty balanced, I still get a lot of butter lightly roasted malt, but the hops kick in an stay the whole, long finish: bitter, resiny-grapefruity. Surprisingly full-bodied and creamy for a strong-hop west coast IPA - overall it’s a little too bitter for me, but well made if not too complex - I like the cedar notes particularly.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good IPA; however, a bit on the sweet side. This baby packs a punch too.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with a rocky tan head. Aroma is bustling with citrusy hops. Flavor has a lot of hops, but they don’t move me like the great beers do. You can throw a lot of hops into the kettle, but that doesnt guarantee something great will come out. This is a bit disappointing for #700, but I guess that is what beer is about. This is an okay IPA, but not much else and certainly (not in my opinion, at least) worthy of its rating here.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours caramel clear brown with medium lacing off-white head. Hop, light grass aroma with dusty hop, malt and hint of sweet background. Hoppy bitter aftertaste.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Orinos Northside. Pours a lighter tanslucent amber with a small off white slightly lacing head. Aroma is light for a double IPA as advertised at the bar. Although it looks like Ratebeer has this one classified as a standard IPA which now makes sense. Flavor is citrus hops, pine and malts.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear amber color with citrusy hop nose and nice flowery, grassy hop flavor. Nice hop bitterness as well. Tasty.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a golden-caramel bourbon color with a creamy white head. Much lacing! Aroma is thick and heavy with tons of hops. Flavor is unbelievable! Tons of hops that will satiate even the most off-the-wall HopHead! Excellent carbonation! A truly great beer, especially if you like hops!
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber ale with creamy white head. Clean, high alpha hop accent. Citrus, orange aroma . Toasted malts in background. Bitter palate, strong hopped pale ale, even spicy with green rough bitter finish.