winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was one of the better american IPA’s I’ve had to date. Very well balanced with just the right amount of malty sweetness and body to compete for the stage with the massive amount of hops used. Also the hop additions seem to be held back for later in th boil giving the beer a smoother bitterness and a lot of hop flavor and aroma.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a large rocky off-white head with good retention. Bountiful aroma of citrus that lingers. Good balance of hops and malt in the flavor with a crisp, bitter finish.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, orange ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Earthy, fruity aroma delivers tons of grapefruit with lighter notes of wood and fuzzy fruit. No semblance of balance in the flavor. Pulls up just short of being tongue numbingly bitter. A tad salty. Lengthy, harshly bitter finish. Winds up dry. A hophead’s wet dream!
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn! I was expecting your average IPA, but this is outstanding! Pours a bright copper with a thick, fluffy, light tan head...great retention. Potent aroma of citrus, pine and caramel malt...super fresh floral aroma overall. The flavor is the caramel malt in the front but once it hits the back...POW...grapefruit and pine all the way though the lingering finish. Malty in front and over the tounge with a huge bitter element in the back. It’s not a hop punch, it’s a hop kick in the nuts. Awesom IPA that borders on being a IIPA.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with a handsome, creamy, off-white head. Marked citrusy nose - grapefruit and pine needles. Medium-bodied and extremely dry. Distinct hoppiness in the finish. 300406
lamas (1550) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy rust color with a smallish light-tan head that leaves big rings of lace. A big, hoppy nose. Lots of juicy oranges and grapefruits along with some flowers and resiny pine. Deliciously full-bodied. The taste is overwhelmingly hoppy and pretty one-sided. Actually, it’s kinda harsh. No complaints from this Hop-Head though. Very tingly and spicy throughout. Extremely bitter with a drying finish that lingers. Fantastic stuff!
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012
2012-08-02, bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), 7.3% ABV, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy light amber color with orange shades; medium sized creamy head, persistent. Lovely hops aroma, resiny, piney, with a zesty finish. Smooth mouthfeel, and quite lean, not too heavy; lovely toffee flavor with impressive and fresh hopping, zesty and resiny, oranges and pine. When so fresh, this hop bomb is delicious.
2008-05-29, bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-5-16=41
Hazy amber color; huge head. It has a very nice and strong aroma of hops, with resins and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel, with a very strong toffee flavor, on the dry side, with citrusy and extremely aggressive hops; the resins dominate the palate, with a touch of vanilla; extreme final too. Of course I like more sweetness in my beer, but it’s a very good one anyway.
2007-10-05, bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy golden color. Nice aroma, delicate, with some hop flowers, some fruits (plums…), earthy hops too. Good body, malty, some sugars, bold hopping, good quality, with a strong orange touch. Very good. Long and strong final.
2006-04-30, bottle, 7% ABV, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Hazy amber color; big head. The aroma is very strong, hoppy, resiny, with pine needles and flowers (orange flowers?). Quite full mouthfeel, with soft malt and high bitterness, aromatic, very resiny and lightly fruity (oranges and grapefruit). On the extreme side; for hopheads.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a small head. Aroma of citrus and some burned malt. Very nice and powerful IPA. Nice citrus and orange flavour with a bitter and lovely finish. Very well made.
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice punchy and fully hopped to the max! Its got a fantastic body, really nice frothy head, and some nice mellow overtones. Definitely makes me think about west coast IPAs, very similar to other west coast brewers big IPAs. I like it a lot, but then again, I like big IPAs.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 Bottle. orange colour with a big tan head. Floral hop, grape aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish. 6-3-7-3-14. Re-Rate: 7-3-8-3-16