LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma sweet and citrus hops. Taste of citrus hops, hops and hops with bitter finish.
madsberg (10144) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Light unclear. Dense off white head. Pine, citrus, light peach, grape and some caramel in the aroma and the flavour. The aroma a bit more subdued than flavour. Is a bit herbal and spicy in the flavour as well. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Loads of bitterness in the end, which to some extend is countered by a nice fruity sweetness. Nice one. Could use some of these in Bangalore!!
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Fruity, herbal, intense hop aroma. Pineapply, citrusy hop. Nice.
Appearance: Low head retention, very clear, dark gold color
Flavor: Intensely bitter with a thinnish finish. Could use a little more malt to balance, but the hop character is fresh and prominent. Herbal, spicy, citrusy, piney...nice!
Palate: Medium light body is a little thin for style, carbonation is adequate.
Overall: Nice IPA, complex hop character, but could use more of a malt character.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours glowing deep amber with a creamy, medium, off-white head. The aroma is medium hoppy, medium malty and medium fruity with tones of citrus fruits like grapefruit and orange, fresh sweet apricots, mango, pineapple, toast, light caramel, light cookie, resiny wood and pine, new cut grass, light floral, peppery vanilla and subtle tones of gooseberries and cat piss. The flavour is medium hoppy and light to medium malty with boatloads of resin and grapefruity, orangey citrus up front but leaves some room for some floral and grassy tones. The malt profile is toasty with light notes of toffee and caramel. Tiny tropical in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is soft, quite smooth and tiny oily with a tickling, medium crisp carbonation. Light sweet and medium to heavily bitter with a dry finish. Grapefruit and resin ligers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied.
mjs (4544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 (Re-rate, keg at William K Kurvi, 20140625) The bee poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had pine, resin, nuts and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, nuts, malts, biscuits, buttery toffee, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A very well done balanced IPA.
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-06-15) Clear. Amber colour. Bubbly small white head that disappeared quickly. Hops and grass in nose. Full palate with some carbonation and oiliness. Hops, grass and malts in taste. Old rating: 7-3-8-3-15=3.7
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Pours light reddish yellow with off white head.
~Strong hoppy citrusy scent.
~Nice grapefruity taste.
~This is a nice IPA!
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. First point of business, this one gets a 3/10 for marketing. See Bell’s Two Hearted for a beer that pulls off the whole fish thing. With that out of the way, I poured this beer to a clear copper/amber body with a quickly fading white head. First sniff was a vodka sour (where the sour mix has a healthy dose of OJ) but it fades pretty quickly. Body is malty IPA and not a whole lot else. Finish may be the best part, it lingers awhile and I get a slight spearmint garnish. Just a garnish, mind you, no mint-infused syrup here.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Clear dark amber pour with fluffy off-white head. Piney hops on the nose. With caramel malts and fresh fruity hops you cant go wrong.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: clear golden color with nice beige head. Aroma is strong piny hops. Flavor has a nice bite in the bitterness along with strong hop flavor and a very long dry finish.
HonkeyBra (3345) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange-amber with white head, which dissipates into a thin film. Big nose of citrus, pine, and flowers. Flavor is a lot of hops, with a decent amount of toffee and caramel malt, some spice. Mouthfeel is medium. Perfect for hop heads like me and the dude.