VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - pours clear deep gold, with a small white head. Aroma mainly of west-coast hops at first, but have a few more sniffs around and you’ll get quite a bit of malt backbone in there too. Flavour is very nice, if somewhat simple (not in any way a bad thing). Starts off with very citrusy/almost blood orange tasting hops, then transitions into a medium bitterness and finishes smooth and malty. Three easy steps. Bit of alcohol in there too, but not gross. I found this one to be maltier than most IPAs I’ve tried. Nice. Note - the bottle I drank had a best before date of Mar. 07, which is now, so it may have mellowed since fresh bottling. Whatever, it’s very good.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight pale yellow with small white head. Got some peach, orange lemon peel and hops. Quit fresh and nice smooth bitterness.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, Golden orange in color...Smelled GREAT...Reminded me of Lipton Lemon Flavored Ice tea! Very citrusy...I am just not real in to IPA’s yet, so it was a bit too bitter for me.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a fan of this one. Sweet and hoppy. Not heavy on the bitters like a lot of IPA’s tend to be. I guess it all comes down to the fact that the beer favors malts. I do wonder in spite of the milder hops how it would travel to india.. but that can be pondered at a later time. I’m too busy enjoying my beer.
melvin980 (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Enjoyable bra. Hoppier than the reviews I read, nice "backbone" of malty goodness. One of brooklyn’s best.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mid-sized, white head, gold body. Citrus, hoppy aroma. Dry citrus, hop flavor with apple and some grape undertones. Good, solid mouth feel.
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CityRock. Clear amber - white head. High hoppy, citrus, grape, light light malty, light sour-hop, nice - old favorit !!
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but it just didn’t have the punch I like in an India Pale Ale. While the hoppiness was just the right level, there wasn’t anything else special about the flavor.
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2010 Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, small off-white head. Nice herbal and floral hop profile. Earthy bitterness.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A well-made beer, but a bit too hoppy and bitter for my taste. Pours a golden color with little head off the tap. Strong hops flavor. Not an easy one to down after a night of drinking.