hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber coloured with a thin white head. Clear hoppy flavour. Sweet and fruity with an acid aftertaste. Fresh with a slight alcoholic segment.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light clear amber colour. White head. Alcohol nose, citrusy, nutty, fresh feel to it. Very malty, piney hops in flavour, then the abv takes over. Still very well balanced, but maybe with too much alco to it. Also, not as bitter in the finish as expected.
flocco (20) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best IPA I’ve ever had. ABV very strong, but the flavor is just delicious. Gotta go, I am getting thirsty just thinking abou thaving one! beer is not cheap, but is is not that expensive either.
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Well, Its the best IPA I’ve had. It is sweet and hoppy and smells flowery and alcoholic. Expensive, but worth it. I will buy it again.
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the beer that got me hooked on IPAs. It is a great beer although not for the faint of heart. It has a great hoppy aroma and flavour. Get giddy just thinking about having one!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells great just pouring it. Nice clear amber color with nice corbonation that settles to a small but healthy head. Malt and hop team up in a complex yet balanced flavor. Well worth the price.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 "Brother gave me this as a birthday gift. Not a huge IPA fan, but this beer has a great taste if you like hops. Also has a hint of a fruity taste to it."
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, medium oragne color with a huge off while head. Hoppy aroma, pine/citrus with some earthy pear. Flavor is initially acidic with a bitter finish that still has an acidic feel to it. I taste major spurce-pine like hops, some citrus and some earthy fruit (apple). Medium palate with a dry texture,...lightly metallic finish. It took me a while to finish this one.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botttle. I had been sitting on this, and well for 400. Poured amber with a white, fizzy head. Spruce and grapefruit hops smack you right from the pour. The taste was not as hoppy as I feared.I liked this IPA. It maybe the use of hops other then casscade. Excellent.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one on tap at Ashleys in Ann arbor, MI. Light amber, alchohol comes through later, fruity with strong hop presence. An excellent IPA, worth the price. Thick mouthfeel but very drinkable.