Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Clear, warm amber golden with a tall, dense, off-white head leaving laces - thick, dense shaving foam style laces. Strong aroma of pine and citrus. Medium body with some caramel and lots and lots of lovely, fresh, citrusy aroma hops leaving a solid bitterness. Nice and classical West Coast IPA. 260307
Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold color, big, fluffy head. lots of pine, citrus resin flavors, abit of a hop bomb, but not over done, hops are dominate, but quite drinkable, a very nice IPA!
treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin cream-colored head quickly diminishes
Bitter all the way in & down; copper-y aftertaste lingers after
Very hoppy, but not much volume to the mouthfeel; feels like a normal pale ale in its “thickness”
HOWEVER, as with most IPAs, once you’re nearly to the end of it, you begin to be able to discern the flavors involved in comprising their complexity: a bit sweet; almost citrus-y.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Amber coloured beer with an off-white head. Fresh grapefruity aroma with lots of heavy resiny character as well. Lean malts behind the resin. Orangey hop flavour. Fresh and juicy IPA.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Holy moly what a hop bomb. You really have to be in the mood for this one. This beer is about hops, hops and hops almost like a wet hopped beer. Objectively one should give deductions for not being balanced, but if you are in the mood for a fine IPA, that is easily constructed and just about hops then this is your number. Just do not expect an overarching complexity. I think the fact that they seemed to use only Centennial hops might have something to do with it. Don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed the floral and citrusy notes and the really strong bitter finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by nolankowal: Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma, citrus, some faint piny notes, pale malts, and a bit of orange and grapefruit. Flavor, pale and caramel malts up front, very sweet, almost syrupy, sticky, some juicy citrus, and floral hops kick in on the finish, probably not the freshest bottle, but it was decent.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via realale420, thanks! Poursa abeautiful golden copper color with a decent sized soapy beige colored head that settles, nice lacing. Aroma is huge grapefruit, orange, pine and a slug of caramel malt. Flavor is tongue numbing grapefruit, pine, cedar, orange, even some lemon prehaps. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly sticky, sharp, crisp ultra bitter finish. West coast hop bomb! I love it.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Naven for the bottle. Amber color. Smell of pine, honey, hops, malt, orange zest, grapefruit, tea, raisins, apricots and gram cracker. Taste of hops, citrus zest, lemon, hops, grapefruit, apricots, malt, alcohol, caramel and pine needles. Great hop bitterness at the end.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine hop backed by a bit of malt. Ruby tinged amber color with a white head that disappeared leaving a trace of lacing. Flavor starts with a mouthful of pine, but grapefruit follows quickly. The malt is everpresent, but this is all about the hop. As the commercial description says. This is really hoppy.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Big, juicy grapefruit aroma, a little bready and grassy; nice, resinous hoppiness; excellent biscuity malty balance; snappy finish; prickly, lively palate. Good stuff.