pivo (2665) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweetish dough nose, lovely amber color, tall spongy beige head. Maple syrup sweetness, powerful hop bitter across the entire mough. Full body. Good balance. Tasty, big beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours slightly hazy honey color with thin, creamy white head. The aroma is clean and hoppy with a great deal of sweet bread as well. The flavor has a smooth, even bitterness with lots of pine sap and some earth. Beneath the hops is some toast, raw grain, and a light hint of caramel. Pretty well balanced, mostly because, as many others have noted, it is not as aggressively hoppy as it claims.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I never got massive or redefining hops from this one. It was hoppy, but nothing close to some other hop-monsters that I have tasted. Not bad, but it was overly sweet and fruity I thought. It tasted reather like apple juice. Canít say that I enjoyed it enough to get another one.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an in you face ass kicking aroma coming from this. Tons of resiny grapefruity hops. Massive hops and a sheer delight to inhale. Very malty and a well balance job with the hops. Very nice
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear hazy orange...with little head. Aroma is crap...nothing to it. Taste is semi sweet floral hops...but also artificial sweetener. Flavor is floral hops...not much else. They really missed the ball on this one. Mouthfeel is watery and syrupy.
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A golden color with a light foamy head. A grassy hop aroma with a semi-sweet malt grass earth flavor with a touch of cardboard. Dry at the finish, slightly warming, with a bitter aftertaste.
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by IMthe Optimator. Very light nose of caramel and bits of cirtic and floral hops. Flavor is light as well, with some fruitiness. Reminds me of a caramel apple. Very little hop flavor, but ample bitterness. I guess there just isnít enough other flavor there to match the bitterness. Even as a standard IPA I would call this weak flavored.
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by IMtheOptimator. Sweet candy sugars in the aroma, with a serious lack of hoppiness in the nose...this does not even resemble an IPAís aroma. Slightly floral hops are appreciated. Smells more like an English barleywine. Transparent, filtered copper color with a foamy light tan/khaki colored head. Not a fan of the filtration at all. Sweet malty caramelized flavors to start--turning a mildly floral hopped flavor. Slightly bitter and ethanolic finish. Tastes much more like a barleywine. Breckenridge only wishes this beer was as aggressively hopped as their website claims.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesty of secret santa. Poured amber with a creamy white head. Bizarre aroma of maple syrup, apple, pear, a touch of hops. Flavor is light citrus and pine, with some slightly sweet grainy malt. Seems to have more bitterness than actual hop flavor.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was not a fan of this stuff. It was actually a big disappointment. This was so syrupy/sticky/sugary that I couldnt get past it. Hoppy? I donít think so. This was a very pathetic attempt to create a heavily hopped beer. Very little IPA style came through. Sampled on tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston.