lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pale, lightly hazy orangey copper with a frithy 1/2 inch ivory head. Leaves sheets of lace. Smells strongly of grapefruit and tangerine. Some peach and mandarin orange. Not a bitter or biting hops aroma but very sweet citrus.
Tastes tangy and bitter. A sweet citrus offset and intermingles with a biting bitterness. Tangerine very evident as well as grapefruit, orange rind and light peach. Mouth is lightly sticky and has a long biter hoppy aftertaste. You can lick the alpha acids off your teeth. Very tasty...I Like it!!!
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of hops in the nose, fruity, citrus, oranges. Beautiful dark amber body with a big rocky off-white head on top. Sweet hop flavor, fruityness, some underlying malt backbone, ends extremely bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden. I feel though, that it lacks some complexity to make it perfect.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit aroma. Citrus notes in the flavour. Great bitter, but still soft, finifh. Complexity is the word apropriate to desribe this beer. Extremely refreshing, fantastic brew.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma, orange citrus peel, malty. Sticky, sweet to start, decent bitter to finish. Just a tad thin in the middle, citrus dominates. Alcohol is hidden well, this is enjoyable.
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Piney-citrus aroma with lots of orange notes--kind of like an orange cleanser. Some sweet malts also come through slightly. This has a very large West-Coast feel to it. Transparent amber/copper color with frothy, long-lasting light yellowish head. Piney-citrusy sweet notes to start with a nice sweet caramelly malty middle. Finishes piney with hops. Hides the alcohol well. Nice IIPA that’s very reminiscent of many of the IIPAs I had on my San Diego excursion.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle) Golden orange colour, white head. Hoppy mouth; canesugar, pine. The juniper- and pineapplelike flavours are pretty dominant. Has loads of sugars too, witch makes hard to drink when not ice-cold.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely wonderfully laden with hop aroma with no warmness from the alcohol. This beer was wonderfully balanced, with its 8.5%abv it rides the line between double IPA and barleywine.
Gachupines (1205) - USA - MAY 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice hop presence on this one. Taste is dominated by hops with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Despite this, it still is easy to drink and tastes fairly well-balanced. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. VERY nice hop aroma. Dark copper colour, small creamy white head. Flavour has a very nice aromatic hoppiness. Bitter aftertaste which stays on the tongue for a long time.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a off-white head. Hoppy nutty aroma and a light sweet hoppy taste. Medium to full body and a light sweet dry hoppy finish. Great!