Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop aroma on the pour, a bit more pronounced than the 90. Pours a yellow orange color with nice white head. Starts with a balance of hop/malt then the hops take over.
One of my favorite IPA’s
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 Deep golden color with a thin but enduring head. Aroma’s very citrusy (orange, lemon) along with pine. Initial palate shows some honey sweetness and finishes with a pleasant tart grapefruit/citrus finish. Smooth mouthfeel which added to its overall enjoyment. A solid American IPA.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden color with a little red mixed in. light beige head. A little honey sweetness with citrus and pine. finishes with bitter hop taste. A little bite to it, but still drinkable. A good I.P.A.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium gold body, clear, with an average sized frothy head that is mostly lasting and has good soapy lacing. Sour pine aroma with some orange and menthol. Pine, honey-lemon cough drop, and orange in flavor. Very good.
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 (34658) - 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 (5105) - 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.