kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a clear amber color with one finger white head that settles slowly and provides lacing on the glass. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, citrus, some honey and spice. Flavor is malty and hoppy with the grapefruit-citrus-like flavors predominating. Some orange and ripe non-citrus fruit notes come through as the beer warms. Generally medium body with a hoppy and sweet finish.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop Head is a hoppy and sweet tasting beer with a nice look. It has a beautiful and sweet smell and taste.
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from VinensVerden, Odense. Pours lovely hazy orange with a red hew and a small creamy white head. Nose is inviting. It has lots of hops. Pine, grapefruit, orange. Very fresh & crisp. Fine palate. Bitter lasting hoppy end. Very well made & enjoyable hoppy brew from Green Flash!
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 12/11/08. This amber/red ale pours a dark red color form a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malt and big piney and citrusy hops. A medium bodied red ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are piney and citrusy. The hops dominate in this beer. Good carbonation. Big hoppy amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is hoppy and bitter.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. 100th rating of Dec. 08. Nice hazy orange colour, big good lasting white head. Fresh very hoppy fruity pine aroma. Lovely hoppy fruity pine and grape fruit flavour. Dry hoppy pine long lasting finish. Tasty brew indeed.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 11/30/2008 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a red, dark red brown color body, and a huge foamy cream-colored head, good lacing, and lasting. Has a hoppy aroma, grapefruity. Dusty nose. Strawberry fruit taste, some malts. Has a bitter aftertaste. A fizzy palate. Very harsh grapefruity taste and aftertaste. A little smoother as it warms. A very good heavily hopped ale.
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma spicy hops, flavor is very hoppy, but nicely balanced, piny notes, faint sawdust. nice tasting beer.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ølbaren,
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, peaches and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of hops, peaches and pine needles with notes of grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Cloudy mahogany-red/brown - offwhite head. High hoppy, resin, bitterness, chocolate, high malty, cactus, lime, citrus. Very nice.
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 The beer poured a deep red in color with small bubbles for the head. The hops were nicely evident and balenced with the malt. It was pleasure to drink. I need to learn how Simcoe hops compare to cascade. I improved my scores from 2008. This is an excellent IPA.. The dry hopping makes a huge difference. Your sense of smell and taste can have a field day. Medium body with average carbonation and nice lacing down the glass.