Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a thick pillowy head. A good sweet, fruit and grass aroma. Feel let down by the flavor. Not as sweet in the taste... instead dominated by a malty and long lasting metallic bitterness and none of the spiciness some other IPAs have. Lacking complexity and not too refreshing
cwondo (24) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden color with off-white, frothy head that stays around for awhile. An aroma of hops (of course) with citrus and some other fruit, maybe strawberries or something tropical (I can’t place it, the aroma is not very strong). Very nice flavor with oranges and tart grapefruit and of course, hops hops hops. A good IPA.
gyllenbock (6328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Oslo.
Nice orange-brown color, white foam. Beautiful nose, with a lot of tropical fruits, hops and citrus.
A lot of grape, citrus, caramell and hops in the taste, also some sweetness. Bitter but not too bitter. Good and refreshing, I will drink it again.
DarkSong (335) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a large white head. It tastes of citrus, flowers, resin and pine with a good bit of hop bitterness. This is a pretty good beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Aroma of soap and floral hops, a touch of toffee. Flavor continues to act like a bar of soap with basic sweet IPA malt. Didn’t jive with me.
SRG (16) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, white medium foam head, strong aromas of hops, citrus and caramel, with lime, grape and passion/tropical fruit notes.
The taste has a lot of hoppy(Happy)ness it in with hints of honey, malt, citrus and flowers?. medium bitter taste with some sweetness in it. a solid IPA.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Re-rate 2/22/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tom. Clear amber color. Hoppy aroma of flowers and fruits. Very bitter hoppy flavor. Medium-bodied. Decent. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
[9/10/09] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear golden color with a very stable medium white head. Fresh hops aroma with pine needles and some tropical fruits. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, some grapefruit and a pleasant soft sweetness in the background. Silky mouthfeel. A good refreshing IPA. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light, clear amber with a short white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is hoppy and has notes of caramel, citrus, tropical fruit, malt and a little bit of pine. Flavour is pretty similar to the aroma and has a nice amount of sweetness; flavours of caramel, honey passionfruit and wood stand out. Medium bodied with a nice, lingering finish, this is a pretty good IPA and another winner from Flying dog.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
EBF08. Amber with a small white head. Aroma is light malt, and loads of hops, citrus and grape. Flavour is light malt, and hoppy, citrus and grape.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden brown beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet & the taste is sweet, with some pine & fruit. Too sweet- which makes me wonder how fresh this bottle is as IPA’s lose the hoppiness & get sweeter as they get older.