rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
in my opinion one of the best ipas for the price. pours dark amber with spicey, hoppy smell. thick mouthfeel. well balanced with abundant malt and strong but not overwhelming bitter finish.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz.bottle from Tanaka. Golden in color with very little head. Very floral aroma, citrusy. Nice malty flavor, with a good hoppy finish. Bitter, but nothing over the top. Crisp finish. Good beer, but nothing special
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse jaunâtre épaisse en dentelle. Arômes de houblon fruité. Saveurs de fruits et de houblon aromatique.
Quevillon (2673) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bu au Mondial 07. Bonde peu foncée, petit collet. Arome d’houblon légé, peu fruité. Petit goût d’houblon, mais pas assé. peu amère.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve never heard of this Yank brewery before, but supposedly it’s well acclaimed and I can understand why. A very nice pale ale. Tastes absolutely nothing like an IPA (in the proper English non-bastardised sense), which it purports to be. Light amber in colour and very bitter sweet. Very spicy in taste - almost something of a Belgian there. Very enjoyable!
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Rated 3/23/06: Wow! This is a well crafted IPA in all aspects. Pours a burnt orange color into my glass. There is a thick foamy head that immediately forms and eventually simmers down to a fine creamy film. Carbonation is slightly visible, and a thick lacing forms all the way down the glass. This beer is very aromatic, a bouquet of spices, malts, and bitter hops fill my senses. This is a very traditional aroma that is well balanced. The mouthfeel is thick and full with a very nice finish. The flavor is outstanding. Spicy and citrus flavors from the hops immediately hit followed by a smooth maltiness. At first the intensity from the hops overwhelm my palate but after a few tastes this beer comes together in wonderful fashion. Well rounded and outstanding in all categories, well done.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a golden yellowish color. Aroma of hops is nice. Taste is very balanced with hops all through your mouth.
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wonderful citrus - hop aroma, really punchy, little head (had to use a red wine glass) an apple-hop-brandy-caramel flavour and a delightfully charming apple schnapps finish, lovely and I am so delighted I can get it in Ireland!
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
faun head that stood its ground, beautiful amber body, sweet! as advertised dry malt with a big hop finish. That said it, still had a nice balance with a little fruity flavor. I would have this one again.
Strykzone (5621) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice looking IPA with a big foamy head. Plenty of retention here, too. Aroma is full of pine. Flavor is clearly tart, as expected, but is also surprisingly sweet as the malts show up. Definitely the best American IPA I have tasted.