DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep gold with a persisting white head, then BAM!!! A tremendous hop aroma, followed by a spicy hops bite on the palate. Medium malt body and sweetness that doesn’t quite balance the strong hop character. A lingering bitter finish with a surprising undercurrent of faint sweetness. I really like hoppy IPA’s, and this is a good one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark gold color. Light hop aroma with a caramel malt backing. Flavor was the opposite caramel malty with a citrus hop backing. Hop flavors continue through the finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nifce brew,one of the best at the ABR.Plenty of hops with no second guessing this as an IPA
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber with a pretty little white head. Nose is nice and hoppy, very piney and citrusy with subtle malt sweet notes. To drink, this beer is a pleasure. Not as fun as their hercules, but good none the less.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured, thick sparkling white head. Grapefruit, citrus, perfume-like, Extremely hoppy nose. Grapefruit flavour as well with great bitterness and some notes of diacetyl. Flowery finish. Full bodied.
omhper (23735) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Cloudy amber, rich head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Dry and very hoppy. Straightforward and one dimensional, nothing but hop aroma, hop flavour and hop bitterness. The malt just acts like a foundation that is there, but shouldn’t be noticed. After many thousands of different beers simple ones like this should be slagged of by me, but I succumb and offer my soul to the god of hops. No matter how I try I can’t stop myself from loving it.
oh6gdx (25477) - 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 (16197) - 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 (18323) - 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.