ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from binnyís...Poured a crystal clear amber with a big lasting off white head that left great lacing. The aromas are strong of hops, citrus and light floral notes. The intensity of this beauty is a pleasant, bold suprise. Flavors are full of hops and citrus, beginning semi-sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Overall a very enjoyable Imperial IPA.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
WHam! Thats something special. Unique flavor. Pours a sweet amber with a honey-hop aroma. The hops are there but masked by the syrupy malt. Donít be scared by the 9% its not what it seems. *A word of advice* donít drink it ice-cold, let it warm for 5 then the flavors are at their peak.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep amber colored beer with very strong floral aroma. A very strong hop characteristic and an aftertaste that last.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep mahogany/ruby color. Citrusy and grassy smell. Taste extremely good, very strong hop presence, citrusy and grassy, the malt shines through in the finish leading to a great sipping beer!
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Killer IPA from DFH. Pours a beautiful ruby-blonde with a touch of head. Does not look in the glass anywhere near as aggresive as it tastes in the mouth. Aroma is a highly complex combination of pine, tomato, citrus (grapefruit, orange). Taste is dominated by the same hop complexity, with a smooth, lingering finish that really doesnít taste too bitter. Palate is medium-thick and works perfectly for this type of beer.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome IIPA, everything was just right, the pour, the head, the aroma....everything. If you like IIPAs givre this one a go.
Sregnar35 (1020) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
YES! Thank you for lighting a fire on my tongue, itís like a million needles from heaven. Great bitter, biting away at your tongue, really good stuff.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled month or so old. Cloudy, like swimming through an orange pond (thankfully no vegetation!); tiny head...oops its gone...left an almost white rim of tiny bubbles around the edge, very little lace. A little malt, lots of hop, predictable, but a bit rough going down.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 12oz - Aroma is a bit faint. Floral hops and notes of carmel malt. A copper color with little head but good lacing. Flavor is a bit of a surprise for such a highly regarded brew. It has the hops, and the malts to smooth it out, but just doesnít seem all that special. A sticky palate leaves the flavor lingering. I think Iíve let the hype get in the way of it. A better than average ipa, but not the best.
10oz chalice using "Randall" to hop-infuse from Jan 06 Indy gathering at BW3 downtown - 8/4/8/4/17 = 4.1
Wow, the Randall mixed with a fresh pint of 90 Minute is a hop heads dream! Like chewing on fresh hops. There is still a gracious malt back to balance the assult. Pours cloudy orange with a nice creamy head and great lacing. Palate is clean and smooth for such a hoppy monster. If you ever have the opportunity to drink it this way, do it.
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 A clear, golden color with a beige head. A nice, fresh hop-dominated nose. Very nice, piny hop taste balanced by a surprisingly sweet body. Some alcoholic notes. The aftertaste is smoothly hoppy without much dryness. A real nice beer.