jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit more of an light orange pour from my batch in comparison to the golds, honey and coppers mentioned by other reviewers. Long lasting head with sediment coming to rest at the bottom of the glass after swirling for a few seconds. Roasted malt and hops in the nose, and a very present evergreenish, citrusy palate. Very nice mouthfeel and got a little better as it warmed. Very flavorful, even for the style.
cubedbee (10) - USA - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange cloudy color. Nice long lasting white head. Moderate lacing. Nice hops aroma and strong hops taste balanced nicely with the malt. Very tasty IPA.
Ungstrup (30736) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy orange beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is like sticking your head into a hop plant - hops and oil all over. The flavor is also very hoppy on a sweet background with notes of oil and loads of bitterness, that draw out the mouthwater.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 bottle 12 oz. Clear honey/gold w copper tint. Large almost white head, moderate lace. Medium carbonation. Aroma is fresh light roasted grain/malt and fresh
hops with an earthy, slightly skunky characteristic. Dry & bitter, with a nice sharpness, medium bodied. Somewhat unique light roasted grain/malt flavor. Straightforeward uncomplicated taste. I like this beer, goes great with food, a good choice for high volume consumption. If I lived here in PA (just visiting) it would be my everyday house beer especially considering the price @ 6/$7.99. (5 hours later): I just noticed Victory Hop Devil is 6/$7.99 also.....move over DFH 60. You’re sharing the limelight with VHD....add on 9/28/04: the DFH hops in the 60 & 90 min IPAs are the ultimate trip. Addictive as hell, with that "burn" sensation. Tap @ Rehoboth seemed somewhat dryer than the bottle. 10/05/04 I’m bumping this up one point to 3.9. I think its able to look VHD in the eye.
Update 5/4/12, tap at Erin pub. Very malty, creamy, rather sweet with an almost coconut flavor. Hop flavor was ok but the finish had that added on hop bitterness that seemed a bit harsh. I’m dropping this to 3.4, did it change or did I?
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange coloured. Some hops in the aroma. Hoppy flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Very refreshing.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 Very, very drinkable IPA. Medium amber in color. Bubbly light tan head that stays consistent throughout the entire beer. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, crisp, refreshing, and delicious.
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Well, DFH usually makes awesome beers and they make especially good IPA’s. So obviously this is a great brew. I had the 90 minute first and I expected this to be a lot less hoppier, but not really. Still tons of hops, which is good. As far as what’s better, this or the 90, I prefer the 90 but I’m sure it’s just a matter of taste.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Grain, toasted light bread malt (M); spruce, citric hops (H). Medium golden body with a short, frothy, white head. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a heavily bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: lacking in malt for my tastes.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer does not travel well. It's available in bottles in my area (Chicago), but everyone I've had tastes a bit stale. Being an IPA fan, I really expected to like this one. Maybe if I can find it on tap I'll give it another shot.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours kind of cloudy, but the head lasted the whole way through. The hop flavor is good, and the aroma is pleasing.