cgarvieuk (21088) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Bottle at home ... bright golden orange ... very american piney hop nose ... bit over fizzy ... tart juicy resiny hops... ok but not great ... 3.5
golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft sweet pine hop ... light lemon nose ... sweet fruit s...pssion fruit ... juicy hop ... light bitterness ... 3.5
bottlle at home ... deep thin white lacing ... soft fruits ... massive viiolet nose ... soft oily fruits ... soft crsyat;l meths ... sweet soft orange ... soft floral fruits ... light fruits ... nice 3.7
Can at home ... packaged 01/12 drunk 27/4 ... golden amber ... small off white head ... soft sweet peach fruit nose ...oily fruit .. soft peppery peach ... oily fruits .. and that long caramel tofffee finish with a little bitter toffee finish... 3.4
fiulijn (18725) - 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 (18221) - 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 (17975) - 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.
Rasmus40 (17427) - 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
harrisoni (17161) - 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.
Koelschtrinker (16806) - 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
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, fruits, malt and has a nice fruity finish.
Theydon_Bois (16654) - 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.
yngwie (16483) - 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)