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 (3259) - 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 (1030) - 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.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle: Tranparent medium orange, pours a largish tan head which is mostly diminishing. Aromas are of fruity hops which fade to expose overbalanced sweet malts and yeast. Flavor mimicks the aroma for the most part with the some mild hops being the first recognizable flavor until the sticky sweet malts take over all the way to the finish. Mouthfeel is soft with little to no dryness, and slightly sticky.