jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally rated this. I have no idea what took so long. Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Nose is very floral with lots of hops and citrus. Taste is citrus, bushel of hops, dark malts and almost a bourbon taste in background.
Tmoney99 (13163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a golden amber with medium white head. Complex aroma of hops and malt with sweet tone. Full body and flavor with long bitter finish. Very good double IPA.
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Averaging 2 ratings. Experience with BFH implies that they have pretty poor quality control, so not forgiving them for the bad one.
Bottle (EBF2008) (7:3:5:2:9=2.6)
Peachy aroma. Sticky zingy palate. Numbing. 1-dimensional hoppiness, and neither interesting nor exciting to me. Not a well balanced beer at all.
Rerate: 355ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011) (7:3:7:4:14=3.5)
Totally different beast from the mess we had before. Very sweet, but a pleasant balance of biscuity malts and very fruity hops. Very drinkable for its strength. definitely doesn’t shout about its 9%, even if a bit gimicky. One of the better US hop-bombs, but a sloppy sugary mess compared to masterpieces like Alpo’s and Jaipur.
Rerate: 355ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut! (6:4:5:3:12=3.0)
Hmmm, between the two.Bitter, a bit harsh.
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 12 oz. bottle, pours an attractive amber into chalice. Beautifully balanced aroma of intense hops, balanced by caramel malts and a potent grapefruit scent. Flavour is complex- high hops, but the bitterness is masked by everything else going on- grapefruit flavours are prominent as well as a considerable sweetness. Simply one of the best IPAs there is.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, with minimal head. Smooth hoppy hoppy aroma -- rich potential. Much stronger flavor -- big bang, so one-dimensional it’s not funny. Almost pulls it off but suffers for that imbalance. Still a good beer but misses greatness.
HenrikSoegaard (12850) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Finally!!!! Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. not as powerfull as hoped but nice citrus/mango notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull balanced flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel, pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pine, light orange and a hint of grapefruit with a lingering moderatly bitter finish.
imdownthepub (12814) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Hazed amber with short lived head. Not as overblown with hops as I was lead to expect, which was a good thing, slighlty sweet and fruity initially, grapefruit and bitter lemon over quite a plummy note, loads of alcohol showing through, nasal, breathy. Crisps up later on for a drying note. Obviously very good but not quite there with the greatest for me.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Clear copper orange color, big lightly creamy white to off-white head that linguers for a long time. Smell a lot of hops, pine, resin. Taste hops, a lot of pine, resin, barley. Bitter, lightly fruity, hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 (Bottle) Hands down the best IPA that I have tried. Pours a dark amber color with a small head. Great flavor that makes your taste buds crave for more.