brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, 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.
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at homw - shared with Mette. Unclear amber - light yellow head. A high hoppy nose. Aroma: Citrus, pine, freshly cut grass, dry grass. Aroma: Citrus, grape, resin, grass, pineneedle, crisp. Simpel sugar sweetness. Soft mouthfeeling, light carbonated. High hoppy bitter finish !! Very nice but a bit too simpel.
MiP (14723) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 7.1%. Good hoppy aroma, mildly piney, hint of orange juice and perhaps flatulence. Cloudy dark golden colour. Small stable frothy white head. The flavour is nicely hoppy, not unlike the aroma. There is a hint of vanilla and some soft fruit, very faint. A well-crafted and subtle beer, and very good.
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2000
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, chewy IPA. A plethora of flavours.
chrisv10 (14125) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (13979) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours light hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of resinous hops, peach, sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, peach, average IPA.
gunnfryd (13799) - 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.
bhensonb (13510) - 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?
Tmoney99 (12990) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium rocky head. Crisp aroma of hops and malt. Good complex flavor with strong finish. Another very good Bells brew.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours copper amber with white head. Nose is floral hops and tons of citrus. Taste is hops, citrus and caramel malt balance. Nice crisp dryish finish. Good IPA.