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 (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber pour with a smaller white head. Sitcky bits of lacing. Aroma retains a nice citrus hoppiness and bits of malt. Tastes sweet and citrusty with a light piney feel. Lingering bitters.
Borresteijn (6045) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Clear light amber colour, white head. Aroma of pine and some sulfur. Flavour is pine, resin, some caramel and malts, a hint of sulfur, bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nah..
EvilKingWilson (14) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 pretty much the only good ipa mississippi carries. very hoppy and bitter, has a lot of bite to it. one of my favorite ipas considering where i live.
jonas (6479) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thank you si much Allen! Resiny, pine and apricot hop notes. Pretty amber, low lacing head. Sticky resiny hopjuice entrance, spongy honeyish background. Not much body after the initial sticky subsides.
Kumquat finish and aftertaste.
Nice with a brutaly hoppy beer again, but I am starting to realize that I really prefer the more balanced brews.