Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Řlbaren 2008.03.11 - Thanks to Faroeviking for choosing and sharing this one as my #3000 on Ratebeer! It’s orange-golden and the aroma is nice and fruity hoppy with loads of citrus, pine and caramel. The flavour has a nice bitterness with notes of citrus, mostly grapefruit, pine, fruit and a pleasant caramel sweetness, that brings a nice balance to the overall impression. It’s a nice IPA.
thornecb (5126) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Fluffy white head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it slowly recedes to skim surface. Grapefruit and resin aromas. Clean and crisp with well-balanced malt upfront and a lasting citrus, pine and resin finish.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a hops explosion of dried fruit and flowers, pine and a metallic background. Nice malty mid-palate with a clean herbal finish.
Dunbar72 (136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 fl oz.
Pours pale copper with a small off-white head. The aroma is just amazing, a cascade of pure citrus. Flavor of citrus and hops with a nice bitterness in the end. The citrus and bitterness lingers.
This is a superb IPA.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Řlbaren (also Maria’s rating # 3000). Pours a nice pale orange colour. Nice sweet pine, flower fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and quite fruity with a good hoppiness, malt, good bitterness and slight bit of grains. Dry fruity finish. Nice IPA!
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle, thanks to faeroeviking. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Hoppy fruity to floral with a dense caramel malt base. Pine flavour, woody and dry. Caramel malt and a solid spiced hops flavour on top. Floral lingering finish.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fom Doc Johnson: Pours a deep amber with a thick white head with debris throughout. Aroma is huge with hops and grapefruit. Heavy on the palate with complex hops. Finish is massive with hops that linger. One of the more aggessive IPA’s i’ve had. Thanks Doc!
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange-amber with white head. Aroma is predominately citrus- grapefruit, lemon, orange- caramel malt, and some pine. Flavor is nicely zesty; again the focus is on the citrus hops. Strong grapefruit all the way through. Nice tangy bitterness at the end, mellowed with caramel and pale malts. Sticky palate, but a pleasant surprise.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours yellowish amber with a big bubbly/creamy yellow-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with pine and grapefruit dominating, some sweet sticky malts behind it. Light carbonation and rather full mouthfeel. Flavour is very sticky sweet at first, lots of malts and fruity hops. Then the bitterness takes over. Very dry mouthfeel Wonderful IPA.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Thrash Zone. Pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, and grass in the aroma. Zesty mouth to this one. Flavor is loaded with hop notes. From citrus and pine to grass and light floral. Grapefruit and lemon are followed by sweet malts. Really tasty IPA. Glad to see it on tap in Japan.