MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-brown, foamy beige head. Nose of orange, some bitterness, pine, cleaning product, and spice. Flavor has a ton of caramel, apple, orange, and spice. There is only minor bitterness from the hops. A little thin and short, but some nice piney citrus in the finish. Too much going on without any real coherence, but I like a lot of the elements.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (Batch 8303): Thanks waolsen! Aroma of hops, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Poured deep amber/copper/orange in color with a large, fluffy, beige head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel, malts, resin, citrus, and a hint of sugar. Medium body. Smooth, dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter and sweet, hoppy, caramel, resin and pine finish is dry. Very well balanced.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, rusty color. Large head response that is frothy and lasting. Gorgeous aroma! By far the best part of this brew as it is full of sweet hops and fruit. Maybe strawberries? First sip leaves a large tingle on the tongue. Several flavors are packed into this beauty. A strong pack of hops is immediately felt, followed by sweet hints and alcohol. Even more flavors apparent on the finish. Lingering hop bitterness that edges into a bready taste. Some sweetness still lasts. The strong bitterness on the finish is the only drawback to this beer.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great IPA. I think this should be categorized as an Imperial IPA. Itís as good as Bellís Hopslam, which is my favorite beer. Big, white, fluffy head. Orangeish. Awesome. Only 55 IBU? The dry-hopping is deceiving here.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overly sweet and syrupy. Cloying. Also has a stale malt flavor, with very little hoppage. Maybe its just me, and I need to try this one again, but it just didnít work for me.
wordup (18) - , New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma, sugars, hops, alc, rather sticky for an IPA, hazy rose brown appearance, its good, really good. if anything maybe a little more hops? Check this one out!
Beaver (1510) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, batch 08303. Pours a murky tea color with a monstrous frothy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet and sugary fruity citrus and melon hops with a little resin.
The flavor is subdued and a bit watery with some fruity hops and some resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.
Overall, unbalanced towards the hops and pretty watery washed out mouthfeel, but I like the hop aromas and flavors.
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k, pours hazy orange with thick white head. Aroma is citrus. First taste is citrus and spice bite. Some alcohol is noticible but not overpowering. The finish is citrus hops. Very good IPA.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a deep foggy orange brown. Carbonation is good with a thick head. Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Taste is hoppy and spicy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp with a spicy feel. Finish jumps out rich with a citrus bite then a little malt, this is followed by hop spiciness and lemon zest. After taste is a mild bitterness with the citrus building up a bit. Its a little more citric then I like but still a good IPA.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 08303 - Pours a murky amber with a massive tan head...aroma is sweet hop florals and candy malt...flavour is a decent balance of fruit, grain, caramel and hops...somehow isnít sweet or bitter??...this brew as a bit of an identity crisis...is it IPA, DIPA or pale?...nowhere near as bitter as Iíd expect, but still very tasty...WTF?