tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sweet smelling beer. Sweet malts, caramel, pine by the bucket load, great head, golden appearance. Good lacing and nice medium dry finish. Carbanation is moderate. Peach taste reminiscent of something Iíve had before. Mikkeller maybe. Great beer. Bottle, from Beermerchants.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a deep reddish copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is caramel with some soapy hops. Bitter and dry finish. This was a bit of a disappointment.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Earthy in the nose. Taste was heavy but mellow and blended. Balanced and delicious with the bitterness placing its stake in its finish. Delicious hearty earthy IPA.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes, VA. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a very clean, lots of citrus hops. Flavor has a bit of malt, a lot of hop bitterness, spicy citrus and some grass. Finish has lots of hop bitterness.
brianprentiss (690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the third home run from founders Iíve had. smells wonderful when poured, lasting and balanced hops
bigbish (682) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a great IPA. I think I need to drink this side by side with Bells Two Hearted. This isnít overly hopped like is the trend. It has an excellent balance with some great caramel sweetness. Love it.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a sizable white frothy head that lasts and sticks nicely. The aroma is pervasive upon opening, exuding notes of citrus, floral hoppy perfume, and pine resin. Further sniffs yield tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple, as well as some caramel and biscuit malt to round out the malt character. The flavor starts with a nice resinous stickyness that is balanced well by some caramel and toffee notes. Orange and grapefruit citrus character combines with some floral and spicy herbal notes to create a nice arrangement. The palate is creamy and soft due to fine bubbled carbonation, and finishes sticky and resinous. A great example of the style.
rocbyter (2046) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet hop aroma. Clear orange color with a large white head. Malty bitter beginning getting sweeter in the finish and fading in the end.
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally got my hands on this one. Despite the IBU rating (which in my mind is suspect, anyway), this is a hoptacular beer. Flavor is out of this world delicious, resiny hops with a solid sweetness to back it up. Definitely a regular fridge-filler if available in your area.
PotjeBier (2471) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. bottle from De Bierkoning. Amber color. Strong resiny & citrussy aroma upon opening the bottle, quickly mellowing, with some malty sweetness and fruitiness coming up. Hopbitter taste with some malty sweetness. Flavor lingers on. Nice, relatively mild IPA.