Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber color with scant white head. Aroma of orange and coriander. Medium full palate with strong bitter finish. Decent enough.
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light amber color; big head. Aromatic hop, oranges and ripe apples. Good body, very malty, with strong hopping, some fruitness (oranges). Powerful and long final.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Outstanding IPA. Rich, dark-amber pour with a firm, off-white head. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Flavor has huge bitterness and yet still strikes the drinker as well-balanced, what with the hearty doses of malts. Mildly resiny mouthfeel and a crisp, sticky, lip-smacking finish.
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden, nice creamy head. Aroma is floral, some citrus and hops. Flavor brings hops and flowers. Elder comes bacj there as well. Quite an ok ale.
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest 08. Gold with thick off white head. This has a huge reputation so perhaps I was more critical with this than if it was just another beer. Really resiny hop. Piney grapefruit. Some sherbert. Then I tasted it. Fairly thin and sharp in mouth. Some decent fruit on end. A pretty decent IPA. Pretty easty to drink, malts are ok. Certainly doesn’t taste of 7.0%. It’s good. Aroma is great. Finish leaves me a bit cold. Tangerine fruit is good and the hops are excellent.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. (from trade with the_epeeist) Golden, almost clear body, under a white head leaving nice lacings. Piney, citrusy, beef-stock malty nose with resin as well. Even though the flavor is on the hoppy side, there’s a balance to it, and I like it. It has a nice level of bitterness, with the usual flavors from the hops, and a good dash of malts. It could maybe have a little bit fuller body, but I’m not holding it against it. The finish is long, resiny and fruity, with a nice bitterness. Lovely, really lovely IPA. (070719)
Theydon_Bois (16011) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Bottle at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly - 21/05/12.
Clear golden orange with a decent white head and plenty of lacing.
Sweet malt nose not the hop burst I was expecting although there are piney hop notes at the end.
As per nose caramel malt at the fore, piney hops at the rear.
Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth dry finish.
Original rate 7 - 4 - 8 - 5 - 16 = 4.0.
------- 03/11/12 at Kasey’s Tavern, Chicago on tap.
Clear mid amber with a good off white head. Decent lacing follows.
Nose comprises sweet malts, pine, hops, bitter tropical fruits and some mineral tones.
Tastes of bitter tropical fruits, pine, hops, minerals.
Medium bodied woth fine carbonation leading to a bitter finish, great IPA.
Came out as the same score as the original review with taste +1 and palate -1.
Rasmus40 (15974) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of Mr. Orla. Hazy ornage with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 240516
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stark hopfiger, fast schon beißender Geruch nach typisch amerikanischem Aromahopfen. Voluminöser, wenn auch nicht ganz so stark wie erwarteter Antrunk mit deutlichen Bitternoten. Diese werden im Mittelteil wieder in den Hintergrund gedrängt, der Hopfen erlange abermals, wenn auch deutlich wässriger, den Hauptstatus. Der Hopfen word dann milder, ohne aber an Fülle zu verlieren. Die Gesamtintensität wird geringer, der Hopfen bleibt führend. Semiger Ausklang mit deutlichem Hopfen, ferner einigen dumpfen Bitternoten. 12/11/11/12/11/11
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange, good steady creamy white head, some lace. Fabulous citrus and pinewood hoppy aroma. Good malty backed with lemony hops. Fruity finish, a bit yeast also in the flavor. I liked aroma more than flavor.