firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber gold body with a medium thick white sustaining head with great lace. Sweet and citrusy hop aroma. Superb aroma. Sweet and citrusy hop flavor well balanced with maltiness. The finish is strongly bitter and hoppy. Best IPA I’ve had to date. No overly strong alcohol presence. Great stuff.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Cask-conditioned (Gravity) at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). Massively herbally hoppy beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange golden body with a foamy off-white head. Heavy bittersweet hoppy aroma with undertones of toffee and caramel.
Flavor is very hoppy (!) with a good bitterness specially in the finish. Dry, heavy and flavorfull. Hides the alcohol well but gives
you a warm feeling inside.
melvinatheses (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2004 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not what I was expecting based on the other comments. I didn’t care for the aroma or appearance. A little heavy in my mouth, not as much bitter aftertaste as I was expecting with as much hopping that they do. I know it’s bottle conditioned, but maybe my bottle was a little flat? Recommended and I would drink it again, but not on the top of my list.
beak43 (3) - Springfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2004 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Way over rated. I was expecting hop nirvana in a glass and was met with very little anything. No aroma, some hop bitterness and a very slight grapefruit flavor. No balance between malt and hops. Very disappointing, maybe I got a bad bottle but I was not impressed.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great stuff. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma was grapefruit/hops. Full-bodied, thick, creamy. Flavor was awesome. Citrus/grapefruit. Refreshing and satisfying. Excellent!
BrockLanders (767) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one fine ale....one of the best I’ve ever enjoyed. It pours a nice deep amber color. The aroma is a sweet, floral, citrusy one. The mouthfeel is thicker than I imagined, not as syrupy as the DFH 120, and darn good. The taste is superb. I’d be hard pressed to think of a better example of the style. Hop Wallop and Ruination are excellent, but this bad boy kicks it all up a notch. I’ll always have some of this on hand...period.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden pour with a good head that held for a fair amount of time. Nice hop smell not overpowering. The suprise to me on the beer was the balance. I expected more hop bitterness and was met with that but almost just as much sweetness as well
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best IPA that I have had to date. Nice pour with a amber color. Excellent maltiness to compliment the hoppiness. Outstanding flavor. It brought me lots of happiness!
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at blind tiger and i reckon it might have been a bit more subdued than in the bottle. woody, sherry aroma. pretty sticky in the mouth but with some vanilla and plum and then a big hit of grapefruit