SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
yeah alright but not great. has the standard US citrus hops going on and a substantial bitterness but the palate is too sweet for me.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is like the other style IPA that I donít lean towards. Beautiful complex floral aroma. Creamy marshmallow palate. Not to bitter. Whereís the malt? The caramel? Delicious but lacking. If they tweaked this in a different way.... Epic!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Brouwerís. Pours a clear golden with a bubbly cream head and a nice hoppy aroma. A little sweet, but balenced well with a tiny bitterness. Clean finish makes this a very drinkable and well balanced IPA.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber a light copper/amber, forming small head of foam, aroma, much of grapefruits, light mangos, a bit of hops and caramel. Flavour was carbonated, with a tinge of biscuit. Grassy floral component joins residual citrus hop flavors Very well balanced, easy to quaff, tasty beer.
TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with a frothy off-white head. Nose is orange, melon and caramel. Medium, resiny body with a sprinkling of carb. Taste is orange marmalade, lemon, caramel and pine. Well balanced and quite tasty. Solid IPA.
FedorStout (16) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was really excited to try this badboy since Iíve passed the brewery many a time. Let me just say this is a really good ipa. Got a 6 pack of this and wow is it tasty. It has grapefruit taste with hops and then a little bitter taste. A great ipa and for the money well well worth it
Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looked to be a run-of-the-mill over the top IPA. The appearance is what you would expect, a not-at-all pale hazy light amber, with a typical coarse head.
God save the Queen! At the forefront is a shower of grapefruit followed shortly by pine resin and a finish of mineral dirtiness reminiscent of dead-sea mud. The bitterness is apparent, but well balanced by the malt. Very near perfection. May very well be the best Iíve had! I need to go drink some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon to make sure...
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
big citrus and malt aroma. Big, chewy malt character with serious bitterness. The balanced finish makes it dangerously drinkable, but it is almost too chewy.
raphael (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit with a little resin i the roma, distant caramel. clear amber with modest head. flavor well rounded but a little dilute, as is the bitterness.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle from beerstore.co.nz.
Pours classic IPA amber, crystal clear.
The aroma is massive, brimming with piny US hops. I love those things! There is also a substantial amount of malt barely getting through the hops Ė but itís there. Pepper and orange peel aromas also there.
Your palate is assaulted with hops as soon as the beer touches the tongue. Cloyingly bitter, those 70 IBUs definitely come through. Resiny hops coat the mouth with pine, bitter grapefruit like citrus and pepper. The finish is long, and the hops just donít quit. Itís wonderful.
I thought this one is a little unbalanced, but definitely one of the best IPAís Iíve had. Perhaps some malt flavour would have mellowed that peppery hop, thatís what was getting me.