keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little thin and watery for me. Aroma was nice and flavor was good. About an average IPA.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, thin head. Super floral aroma with malt, citrus and fruity esters. Nice malty flavor but the hops aren’t as great in flavor as they are in the aroma. Noticeable alcohol. The bitterness is a bit rough. Not bad.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle... poured deep gold with fruity aroma. Flavor is weak citrus ad mighty bitter. Decent, but not among my favorite IPAs.
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Iím a fan of hoppie beers that are thick in body and this one does it for me. VeryAmerican style IPA type with your taste of citrus balanced with your hop, copper in color and no bitterness to this one for me.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma of earthy hops, musty caramel malt and sour fruit. Pours transparent orange with a small head and good lacing. Flavor is pungent sour citrus hops and grassy malts. Palate is tart. Different but more sour and funky than I expect from an IPA. I will try it again for a rerate since it is possible this was past itís prime.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.355 l. Bought Kvickly Hilleroed. Fresh cascade hops and fruits aroma. Colour golden amber with small white head. Aroma is more promising than the flavour. Hops bitterness is prominent with a hint of nuts.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 it seems to me that drinkers of american IPAs who have any class will be quickly turned on by brews of this style. this proves that IPAs can be heavily hopped yet be balanced and interesting rather then an overwhelming blast of hops. i love hops more then many and as much as most but drinking a beer like this truly celebrates hops whereas others would say the same of their quadruple IPA @ 18%. like most things, americans have taken a good thing and slaughtered it, while our friends overseas have much more of a sense of moderation and of being able to appreciate things for what they are. clearly garrett oliver is part of that group, though certainly this he is not from abroad. this beer is what i thought it would be, thuoght it was certainly not dissappointing in that respect.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (variety pack) from Bayville Package Store, Fenwick Island, DE...pours amber in color, small white head...floral aroma, hops, citrus...nice hoppy flavor, some bitterness, orange zest...unusually oily (velvety?) mouthfeel, as if from the zest...quite good!
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Samís Wine and Spirits, in Chicago. Pours a clear, weak iced tea with a small off-white head that diminishes to a thin cap. The nose is of toasty, lightly biscuity malt backed by fruity, floral and herbal hop notes. Medium-bodied and slick with significant soft carbonation and a bitter hop squeeze at the back of your tongue. The flavor drops off quite a bit from the aroma: herbal, floral hop notes combine into a significant bitter front backed by pale malt. The combination of hops donít really work for me, and Iím almost made to think of green olive juice in the slightly lingering and bitter finish. This is a solidly constructed brew. I just donít care much for the flavor profile.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold with white top. Fruit and hop aroma with a nice malt in there as well...Not too hoppy . Nice brew, nice chew...I would drink it again.