radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper in colour. Aroma was floral, piney, citrus. Flavour of pine, oranges, creamy mouthfeel, some malt and alcohol. Full bodied and nicely balanced. Finishes with a very nice bitterness and dry. The alcohol is only noticable in the finish. Thanks for the bottle Jeff.
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 One of the best IPA’s out there. A hop lover’s delight. Nice copper color, and the aroma hits the nose warmly. This is a beer to sip on slowly to enjoy the delicious flavors.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper-amber color, creamy head. Wonderful hop aroma. Explosive; I like it because the maltiness can somehow support the huge hopping. And the fruity character in the nose and palate. Excellent I<sup>2</sup>PA. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 Great imperial IPA. Pours a beautiful amber with an off white head. Has an INTENSELY strong, floral hoppy aroma. Actually the aroma has a bit of hop stink to it. Taste is citrusy and obviously ridiculously hoppy and sweet but not overly bitter. Although the alcohol content is high, it is hidden pretty well. Aftertaste is spicy and very dry. Actually, I was thirsty as hell after drinking this. Mouthfeel is full and round. Excellent!! Recommended.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2005 absolutely amazing aroma showcasing citrus, pine, even some tannin-like hoppiness. super-tangy with a superb malt backbone, and a finish that doesn’t go away. it just stays there and lingers. the hops profile is excellent, and the malt profile is excellent--but there isn’t any interplay. they’re both just kinda THERE, doin’ their own thing. can’t we all just get along????
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 I tried this beer for the first time last summer, and was blown away. This beer started its own style, the Imperial India Pale Ale. This beer is very rich, unbelievably hoppy, and extremely malty. It is so complex that your taste buds will need a moment to realize what has just hit them. It may be too strong or hoppy for some, but all hop heads must try this!
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was another Christmas present Brew from 'Beers of the World'. It poured a large head that would not fade. Plenty of hop bite. It was the best IPA I ever had(I usually don't like IPA's)
ross (2036) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong smell of hops- i can already tell this is going to be a great IPA. pours out of the bottle tan to brownish color. head disappears almost instantly. very strong flavor of hops. hops hops more hops. this is fucking GREAT. this is a wonderful IPA. i could drink this all damn day if i didnt have to drive to VA to buy it. the aftertaste lingers and is somewhat dry. An EXCELLENT ipa.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Turbid orange colour. Strong aged bitter hop aroma. Nice but a very strong and intense experience. The strength of the hops really only comes through when you taste it, the aroma is more subtle. So the flavour is strongly bitter with extreme length on the palate. Cloying, silky texture as well. This beer has to be the last of the night as the flavour wipes your palate out.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 the alcohol content is hidden. and i mean HIDDEN. it tasted like a regular ipa, not a double. huge hop nose, weet, bitter, lucious hops. the taste was bitter of course, hoppy. it also had a bit of coffee and malts in it. as always an interesting taste from DFH. the finish was not of hop resin, grainy and course, but of a smoothe wonderful hop ending that didnt taste like chewing the pellets.