mansquito (5207) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours with a good sized tan head and comes into the glass with a nice dark orange colour. It has a very ’sweet’ smell. Some fruity things and caramel are definately there. The beer itself is freaking thick. Maybe even too thick. I had egg drop soup after this beer and it wasn’t even that thick. Anyway, the beer might be too sweet as well, but not too, too sweet. The end is a bitter warmth that is pleasent and the beer does not leave a huge aftertaste in your mouth after you take a sip.
wineno (2) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 12 ounce bottle, Nice head with a hint of sweet hops on the nose, but the hoppiness turns only into syrupy sweetness upon tasting. Not my favorite IPA by far, but still could enjoy one every now and then.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - 2007.
Hop dominated aroma, thick mouthfeel, substantial, both syrupy and filling. Beutiful orange color. It is definitely an extreme expression of DFH style. I found it nicely hopped, but overly heavy and just a tad too sweet. Nevertheless i would never refuse one.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, not all that hoppy aroma. Has a very syrupy taste, too sweet, some nice vanilla, but not enough hops. Warming finish. Not worth 15 bones for a four pack. I prefer 90 minute any day.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Orange-amber, nice sized head. Sweet fruity aroma. Syrupy mouth-feel, flavors of oak, hoppy bitterness, candy sugar, and alcohol. Nice warming sensation. This is good, but a bit too sweet. Over-priced at $15 per 4-pack.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a little bit too similar tasting to their 90 minute IPA or would get a higher rating. Tastes a bit more syrupy and sweet than the 90 min and definitely has a rounded slightly woody and vanilly flavor from the oak. I enjoyed it a lot but would probably rather drink the 90 min.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle- pours a seemingly very carbonated pale copper color with an off-white head. smells hops, pine, some cherries, and a caramel maltiness. also some wood in the background as well. tastes very different than it smells. extremely complex. malty and sweet, syrupy mouth feel. coats the back of the throat with alcohol and warms like cough medecine. now that ive made that connection i cant get the taste of nyquil out of my mouth. The hops seem very subdued in this one maybe it is the barrel aged thing. I think i would enjoy seeing how this one tastes in a year or two.
11thMan (20) - Dennison, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very nice amber color. Has a very nice whitish head. Smells of hops and alcohol fill the nose. Has a very nice woody/hoppy taste with an alcohol warming after taste. A very good IPA!
raphael (1154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweeter than I expected, honey-ishn with some oak flavor, and the edge of the hops. not much head or carbonation. aroma is sweet as well, with a little sour-yeast tang.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 [Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jess’ cosy inn.]
A sipper beer, because it’s more a barley than an IIPA. But it’s OK, don’t punish for that. Oaky head and aroma of raisins, brandy and fruits. Flavor is similar, but ending up in some unbalanced final impression of this beer, but that bad is it not!