Leighton (11889) - 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.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow/orange body with eggshell white head. Aroma is solid hoppy grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, but balanced with solid malt backbone. Chewy.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: It pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small white head. Some sticky looking lacing as I drink this one.
S: The aroma really blew me away. Loads of citrus hop aroma, sweet tropical fruits, and not much malt--very nice.
T: The taste is very similar to the aroma. A great grapefruit and orange flavor, along with sweet pineapple. The finish is nice and piney, giving a bitterness to balance out the fruit.
M: The beer is medium bodied and has moderate carbonation.
D: I can see why people go nuts over this beer. Such a solid IPA, much more similar to the California IPAs than most other Midwest and East Coast offerings.
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from D&J Liquor in St. Louis, MO. Hazy amber color with a vigorous beige head. Nice aroma of resin and floral hop. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy, piney with a hint of grapefruit. Finishes smooth and tasty. There’s enough malt to give the illusion of balance. Why can’t we get this in California?
rlgk (11521) - 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.
chrisv10 (11443) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample. Amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, and well hopped.
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of pine, citrus and mint, with a hint of caramel. Dry and hoppy flavour with citrus and pine
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Thanks to my Secret Santa]
Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a smallish bubbly/creamy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is brilliant, lots of hops. Lemons, grapefruit, pine, lavender, flowers and a little crystal-maltiness behind it. Low carbonation. Flavour is mildly bitter at first, then expands with a well-balanced malty base of sweetness, then finishes medium dry with a good powerful hop addition. Grapefruit hops are most apparent, so are lemony and grassy hops.
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, citrus. Flavour is hop, fruit, citrus. Citrus and bitter finish. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a thick foamy to rocky slightly off white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is lots of citrus hops-lemon zest. Taste is lots of light citrus hops-lemon zest, some bitterness, some malt(?) OK carbonation. Nice.