tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured brilliantly clear light amber with a sticky dirty white head. My nose was blasted with outrageous grapefruit, pine, and resin. Lots of sugary honey-ish malt aroma also. The hop flavor comes off very grassy which I don’t find pleasing at all. Light touch of honey and maple malt flavor. Full sticky body is nice. The grassy harsh flavor is what kills this beer for me.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of floral hops and the slightest hint of pine overlaying an aroma of sweet malt. Appears a hazy golden-orange with a thick and creamy orange-cream head. Flavor is assertively hoppy, somewhat astringent, with some soapy notes, and with a toasted malt underbelly. Palate is medium-dry and crisp. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer; very refreshing and equal to the sum of its parts.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tank’s. Wonderful citrusy, flowery aroma(I love the smell of IPA’s). Like the 90 minute, it as a hoppy bite without being overly bitter. Tastes of grapefruit. Pours a orangish cider color with a small head.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Golden coloured and strong in alcohol with floral and hop aromas. Crisp slightly bitter finish.
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden with a small lacing beige head. Nice hoppy aroma, the flavor being kind of malty with the hoppy bitterness coming in after it’s been in your mouth for a second or two, then staying in it’s aftertaste. Thanks again to Enniskillen for this bottle. He takes good care of his good old Dad.
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of mellow citrus and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of laid back grapefruit, and a hint of carmel with a smooth, lightly bitter finish. A decent session beer, but as IPAs go this ones kind of a yawner.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer greets the nose with a nice healthy aroma of hops and nuts. It fills the glass with a golden solution that rests under a thick white head. This beer offers a nice hoppy taste as it flows through the mouth. It is smooth yet hearty and fades leaving a nice nutty taste lingering.
deathrag (7) - H’burg, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite IPA. not too bitter and not too high in Alcho. so you can drink a pile which i like.. I HIGHLY recomened this...i dont normally like IPA..but this was excelent.
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of those beers that can be a lot of different things. Sometimes, there is a woody/cedar flavor that dominates. The hops contribute a nice pine element to this, with a bitter finish. This tends to coincide with a full malt flavor in the front. Other times, the hops come out in full form, displaying a good range of citrus from orange to grapefruit to lemon. Floral character is present as well. Lastly, the bitterness can sits back and the beer becomes juicy, bringing out a definite strawberry flavor and some other explosive fruits like mango and melon. The juicyness is always kept in check by a constant bitterness in the back of the mouth. IMO, this is the best beer DFH makes (that I have sampled). Much more unique and complex than the 90 minute.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, purchased for a friend of mine as a bet settlement, he was kind enough to give me back 1 of the 6...Pours a flat, slightly aged penny color, with an average sized frothy off-white head that lasted a while. Spare lacing...Since my bottle was quite old, the piney hop aroma wasn’t as strong as it should of been and it resembled more floral notes. Could also smell some straw malts with a touch of molasses. Shockingly, hints of brown sugar and even ginger were evident...Medium bodied and sticky in texture with lively carbonation, an awesome bitter finish...A long flavor that was slightly sweet with heavy bitterness. Warm sprucey hops dominated...Let me preface the summary with this: I’ve had this beer on tap many times and it has always been my 2nd favorite IPA (90 minute as the 1st), but this bottle was definitely “off”. That said, the aroma was disappointing with slight metallic tones but the flavor more than made up for it. Expert blend of hops, not overloaded for the sake of hopping the holy hell out of it. Usually, it comes across as a near perfect IPA, one that could be used as the IPA measuring stick, so re-rating this with a fresher version is an absolute must.