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 (3403) - 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.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Had this on tap at Issac newtons with Stegosaurus. Pours a copper/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and hops. Flavor was bitter, sweet, citrus. Too bitter for me.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color with a nice head. Big hop aroma. Malt flavor comes through at first then gives in to the hops. Medium body. Decent beer.
Folkstar (6) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2006 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As far as taste goes it reminds me of a decent Barley Wine. Aftertaste is nice and bitter and the ingredients don’t make a subtle presence. Definitely brings Anderson Valley to a new level!