ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottled) Amber colour, with hints of orange. White creamy head. Brutal aroma of citrus and strong spices. Fantastic hoppy flavour with sweet lemon in background. Long bittersweet finish.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Careful pouring this one. Whew! Springy white frothy head, golden/amber color. Aroma is full of citrus, floral, and very very hoppy. The taste is like pure hops. Some unusual fruit as well. Kind of chewy as well. Not much of a kick in the aftertaste as I thought. Overall a pretty good IPA.
raymow (767) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy, yet somewhat sweet. Great hoppy aroma with some fruitiness - lime maybe? Some white lacing in the glass. Almost done and still hoppy. Very good stuff.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 RERATE: Giving this some more points - like it a lot. Fine, solid IPA with a great balance. (Old rating notes: Fresh hop nose - kinda sweetish, hazy orange color, big fluffy had. Chewy, sweet hop taste early in the profile. Blends with the malt to give a fruitiness to the overall taste - cherries! Full mouth feel. The hops repeated on me too!)
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a few of these with my baby last night after work. Been wanting to try this one for a while - props to Gentile's carry out in Grandview for having a sixer this on hand. Pours a hazy nectarine orange. The rocky white head is fully lasting with lacing that coats my pint shaker like whale spunk. The nose is "perfumed as fuck" according to my notes. Oranges and limes in a spruce forest. The flavor is bitter through and through with heavy acidity and a long finish. The medium dry body is lively and finishes highly astringent.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is of hops grassy citrusy and spicy. pours hazy golden with a white head. flavor is grassy slightly metallic, with a good hop spice to it. a very good ipa.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(hand-pull at Clark St. Ale House, Chicago) Pale gold with nice head and good lace. Pine hops predominate the aroma and flavor.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden cloudy, orange almost, huge head frothy tan. Alive and animated. Citriusy and sour like a grapefruit, but still hoppy in the nose. Medium body. Hoppy with a touch of citrus, almost just the acidic part of the citrus but still quite enjoyable. I was kind of pissed off with this one. When I opened it, the head exploded out of the bottle. Wasted about half of it. Bust still a lot of fun to drink.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Aroma is delicous citrusy,floral,sweet blend. Color is deep golden with a very slight haze(pour carefully). Streams of fine bubbles with a small head and clinging lacing. Incredible flavor balance of sweet malt and citrus-floral hops. Breathtakingly refreshing dry,hoppy finish and toungue-tingling mouthfeel. Hop flavor comes back with every burp. And there are plenty. One of the few IPA's I go ga-ga over. Perhaps because it is not so one sided like others I've had. Gimme another one.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2003 beautiful looking beer. nice head that stays for the duration. cloudy orange. smells great -- floral and sweet. very sweet and flowery tasting.. then just the perfect amount of piney hoppiness. overall, pretty good. great beer for getting f!#ed up.