oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, small beeige head. Strong fruity (citrus) aroma. Flavour is hoppy fruitish with some caramellish hints. Also some spices are present in aftertaste, kind of peppery kick.
TBone (14794) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden dark honey color, small off-white head. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet in the frontm flowery hoppy, not hoppied to extreme, so quite drinkable, but straightforward IPA. Not bad, but not extremely good either.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the brewery during GABF.
Pours an amber color w/ a tall off white head w/ some good lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of citrus and pine scents w/ a touch of carmel. Palate is lightly oily and well coated. Flavor is a well blended piney bitter w/ hints of grapefruit and carmel. A well done IPA
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Somewhat hazy orange, small white head. Hoppy dry aroma, some fruits, citrus and grapes. Very hoppy flavor, dry bitterness, grassy and metallic.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 (Bottled) Hazy amber color with a small, bubbly head. Deliciously exotic-fruity, aromatic-hoppy nose with a hint of underlying toffee maltiness. Flowery, sweetish and slightly smoky, aromatic-hoppy, piney and exotic-fruity flavor with nicely balancing, somewhat grainy maltiness. Long, lingering, resiny-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, astringent palate with medium carbonation. A very enjoyable, exotic-fruity IPA with grainy maltiness carrying it nicely. Good stuff!
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle-with Thanks to Ryan for going back to the cool room
that one extra time! Pours a Thick light tan head, color is amber-brown. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy. Finishes with a squeaky, dry, clean mouthfeel. A very nice beer.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with beige head. Aroma is dominated by grape fruit/seville orange. Flavour is bitter with seville orange. Large body.
Gachupines (1147) - USA - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant aroma, taste is somewhat aggressive without being overpowering. Bitter hop bite with a lingering aftertaste.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice IPA, but it isn’t great. It’s easy to drink, oily but not biting on the palate and it has a great piny hop aroma. It finishes slightly acidic with a bit of malt caramel sweetness. It just doesn’t have a hefty enough flavor to be great. Still very good.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely caramel-amber pour with a well-retained clingy white head. Quite a thorough lacing on the glass as this went down. Very pleasant and decently strong aroma of pine forest and grapefruit. Somewhat oily and slick across the palate, with a tacky, bitter caramel finish. Flavors followed the aroma well, but the bitterness was a tad too abrupt toward the back of the mouth. Good IPA.. but not a great IPA.