badgerben (4822) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Original Rating 11/12/05:Hazy orange color with no head. Strong citrus aroma, focusing on orange. The taste is stunningly malty for an IIPA. The citrus is still there but very dry. It tastes more like citrus zest than the juice. Bitter finish. 7/4/8/4/17 Re-rate 2/29/08: Cloudy copper color with a large head. Big aroma of citrus, orange and pine hops. The taste is a very strong, acidic bitterness. Slightly vegetal. Bone dry malt. Yum. Same score.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy copper gold, sticky light off-white head. Nose of pine and grapefruit, light grassiness. Some sweet malt is evident. The flavor is balanced, musky and tangy. A bit of sticky resin clings to my mouth. The finish is ok, a bit thick and chewy. Lingering hop oil but not overly bitter.
SilkTork (5526) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 Impossible.
[If anyone is unsure from the score and my single word comment how I feel about this beer they are welcome to message me and I will explain.]
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sugary malt nose with some floral and hints of orange peel. Orange-red body with an almond colored head and nice lacing. Flavors of malt and hops, caramel, alcohol is present too. (Very slight amount of fir tree hops).
hotstuff (4838) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small off-white head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, poor lacing, carbonation, hazy, and an orange hue. Sweet hoppy aroma. Hoppy and sickingly sweet flavor. Way too sweet. Tingly and hoppy mouthfeel. This one wasn’t for me.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big 1 pint bottle. Very disapointing apperance and taste. Light color with little froth. The sweetness hides the strong hops.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Cheers duff!): Big grapefruit and pine nose. Nice sweet caramel. Long citric grapefruit flavour. Pine finish. Medium bodied. Amber with a beige head. Nice, but a bit sweet.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
This is powerful stuff. Rich hopiness with a nut character to it. Quite refreshing for a beer this strong and hoppy.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet hop aroma, aromatic. Super sweet and sticky. Quite fat and oily aswell. Raisin sweetness, mixed with lychee and grapefruit, very sweet, too sweet. Also a little on the fizzy side, which didn’t help its cause. I was expecting a lot more.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 Pours out an amber color with a white head. Aroma is quite strong.. flowery, with hops and fruit quite present in the mix. Flavors are smooth, especially for the 9.9% ABV.. nice malts and caramel to balance the strong, resiny hops.
[5/4/06 Re-rate, February 2006, batch no.3] Extremely powerful grapefruit characteristics on this one. I have a feeling its due to the freshness, but I don’t remember my other rating as being so bitter. This is glorious.. I had to bump it up a few.