wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden amber in color with a big white head that lingers. Very hoppy, but malty sweetness comes through nicely. Alcohol is evident in it’s warmth, but not in taste due to the dominant hopping. An excellent Imperial IPA, but not for everyone.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, my favorite IPA. Floral aroma almost smacks of tropical fruits.
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance is quite attractive,the usual orangy, slightly hazed colour of an IPA, large egg shell white frothy head, great lace.
Again a great spicy fresh aroma of citrus fruits and pine needles, some hints of malt and alcohol.
Taste is actually quite sweet, surprised me, at the start before a tart fizzy bitterness takes over , very lemony,but in the background i taste alcohol which I should expect for a 9% beer but kinda spoils if a bit for me.
MOuthfeel is alright and quite smooth to begin with, but after a few sips becomes cloying.,
I liked this ok but not the world class DIPA i thought it would be
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Orange colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Wonderful fruitish hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and pumpkin. Rye, honey, caramel, malt and barley in flavour, which all peaks in a nice smooth hoppy finish. Very pleasant and drinkable!
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish golden color, good creamy off-white head. Barley and rye-bread in the hoppy nose. Bready, hoppy - in the edges sweet - flavor. Medium-bodied. Nicely balanced IIPA and extremely drinkable for such a high IBU.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Bottled at home. Clear amber with a small, lacy head and some lace. British-style, nutty-woody hops in the aroma, along with fruitiness and some winous, smooth alcohol. Strongly toffee-malty, chewy and aromatic-nutty-hoppy flavor with lots of woody-aromatic hops, berries and fresh fruit. Medium to full body with lowish carbonation. A very nice IPA, but somewhat harsh.
Bottled at Oliver Twist, was 9-4-9-5-18=4.5. Slightly hazy, light amber color with a small but tight head. Barley wine-style, toffee-smooth aroma with floral hops. A very pleasant flavor with barley wine style combined withh smooth floral IPA hopping and pleasantly warming alcohol. Long, warming and hoppy aftertaste stays in the back of mouth. An excellently balanced, barley-wineous IPA.
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hay, citrus, amber, cloudy, frothy, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent, medium body, very bitter. Enjoyable IPA. Cant wait to try 120 or 60
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
again i am not a big i.p.a fan but this was a damn fine beer the only bad thing is i gotta run three miles at 600 am and it is now 130 am and i am just starting this beer after a few other beers and a six pack of mickeys gernade bottles tonight all in all a good beer in my opinion THANKS TIMMY I LOVE YOU YOU FAG
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange hue, diminishing head. Strong hop aroma that’s piney yet there is a subtle citrus note. Bitterness is slightly aggresive. Warm alochol finish.
MammothMan (8) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 You’ve read the other more accomplished reviews; here’s a layman’s attempt to describe this IPA: Gin mixed with bitters. I swear it has the same juniper/corriander flavor of gin that lessens throughout the glass and gives way to the bitter IPA taste. Intensely interesting brew. Find it on tap for a unique experience.