dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing and never dissipates. The aroma is dominated by the hops, but there is a complexity to it, with floral and grapefruit notes. The flavor is spectacular. The hops are flavorful, but not overly aggressive. The malt has a honey flavor that balances well. The finish is so clean and crisp that it encourages gulping. Fantastic IPA. This is what all of the crap breweries should be striving for.
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale translucent copper with a moderate light tan head, little lacing. Aroma is full floral hops and nectar. Sweet upfront flavor with a full grassy hops body, malts are subdued. Full bodied and smooth with a strong lasting bitter finish.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, amber orange with a ton of fine sediment and a crazy-huge, pillowy beige head that slowly diminishes leaving sticky lace in its wake. The head generated by this beer is unreal. A half an inch pour results in an inch or more frothy head. Translation: be prepared to wait on this one. The nose is citric and floral hops over a sweet caramel malt backing. Light to medium-bodied with a dry, moderately bitter finish that squeezes the sides of your tongue. The flavor is a blend of citrus and green apple over caramel malt with lesser hop notes of flowers and mild resin. This is a unique and flavorful IPA. If it were available locally, it would probably be part of my regular hop-fix rotation.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color. Smells of sweet hops, caster sugar, pine and sweet ruby red grapefruit. Taste is exhibits some caramel and toffee malt with prodigious pine hops (pineapples, cones and needles). Very good, very strong IPA. Had on tap at Perly’s Bakery in Easton, PA.
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA, with a strong kick and powerful hop presence. The aroma alone will kick your nostrils into gear, preparing you for a hop adventure not soon forgotten.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured into a tulip. pours a semi cloudy orange copper with full fluffy head. sweet fresh citrusss/hoppy aroma. sweet hoppy front with bitter hop finish. sweet and good. full bodied and crisp.
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Thanks, um, not sure whom to thank. This might be *the* pineapple IPA of all time. Pours a dense burnished copper, occasionasl golden brown highlights. Loose, sudsy gray head and intermittent lace. Huge sweet floral and pineapple nose. Downright tangy. Medium body, firm carb. Roiling citric flavors pop all over the place--pineapple, mostly, but hints of mango and candied orange. Woodiness underneath it all, and a little bit of nutty, grain-hull malt goodness to boot. Long light clingy finish of very slight resin. Great stuff.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle...Light amber-orange color with medium white lasting head. Awesome citrus hop aroma really makes me want to tear into this. Flavor is mainly citrus like hops with a sweet malty backdrop and just a slight hint of pine. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness. Nice IPA.
naivepegasus (330) - USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby orange with light, soapy head. Strong citrus and hop odors. Starts off with a nice crisp maltiness, and ends with a great hoppy bitterness. A really interesting IPA- great balance between malts and hops.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really beautiful IPA. It’s nice to have an IPA once in a while that’s not viciously hopped, and pays attention to the malt character as well. Beautiful big head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lace on the glass. The dry-hopping adds a wonderfully floral fresh aroma and flavor.