dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear gold/orange color, medium off-white head, nice lace. nose of citrus, grapefruit hops, hint of sweet malt. flavor is creamy, grapefruity, piney, with a trace of underarm. medium bodied, bitter finish. nice brew, well hidden alcohol. not sure of the "hop monster" moniker in the commercial deScription, but respectable nonetheless. thanks to cornfield for the bottle.
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle; I’m not going to lie - this rating is totally biased considering I just drank three Kalamazoo Bell’s Hopslam (double IPA) It’s very weak compared to that obviously! So, I’ll take it for what it’s worth. When I poured the beer in my glass it looked very nice with an amber red body and a nice white head. The aroma isn’t much to talk about as it reminds me of your typical domestic lager. As for the flavor, there’s too much citrus and not enough hops for this to be an IPA. Decent beer... I like the 7.1%!
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a creamy white head.Aroma and flavour of citrus, malt and hops.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Alko. Copper color with creamy persistent head. Sweetish, nutty and berryish aroma with mild floral hops. Bittersweet, malty and toffeish flavor with firm bitterness and some lemony-flowery hops. Fruity, bitter and nutty finish. Tasty IPA on a maltier side, hop aroma and flavor is fairly delicate for and american IPA.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2009 Bottle. Pours a nice golden amber and a little white head. Aroma is hoppy, a little caramel sweetness, and orange peel. Taste is sweet at first, finished clean with a nice hoppy bite. Taste like Fruit Loops ?
altonbrownd (4335) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Great IPA from the Flying Dog brewers. Amber body with medium head. Hoppy nose with citrus. Hoppy and sweet taste. Herbal with hops all around, and some caramel notes. Even better than the earlier version.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, Florida. Late 2008 version. The beer pours a rich amber color with a lightly foamy white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and a bit of grass. Taste is very earthy with pine bitterness and some hops with a bitter finish. The taste is a bit weird, but it is a good beer.
MrBunn (2595) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body is a very transparent and thin-looking amber with a little better than a finger of head. Aromas are weak, especially for something advertising itself as an IPA. A little bit of caramel and a little bit of earthy and citrusy hops. Hops come out much more fully in the flavor, but it is still a fairly malt-driven beer. Finish has a nice crisp citrus & pine bitterness.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,355l. Golden brown colored. An OK creamy head. Strong hoppy and fruity aroma - reminding of chewing gum. Flavor in the same direction. Some dry bitterness in a long finish. KI=6
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
IF you have ever read one of my ratings, I call them like I see um. This is over the top with a super bright hoppy character. WOW, it packs a punch and lingers forever. Calling all hopheads, if you haven’t tried this than you can’t call yourself a hophead!!!!
If you want a beer that spanks you as you set it down, jump in and enjoy the afterglow!