kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA
clear dark red, fine off white head,
big earthy hop aroma with a hint of sweet caramel malt,
well balanced dark caramel with lots of earthy hops, the carmel continues to develop, long bitter finish,
Name: Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA
the caramel and sweetness is coming forward but still well balanced with the hops including the long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured cloudy dark amber with a beige head. Citrus hops aroma. Citrusy hops and sweet malts to balance the bitterness. A very good IPA.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus hoppy aroma. Grapefruit colour with a good head. Very drinkable citrus, slightly bitter-pucker aftertaste. Clean finish.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a glowing deep amber-caramel color. Aroma is hop forward, as expected, pine needles is what I am picking up. As much as I like the aroma, the flavor seems to be a bit tamer than I had expected, but is still very enjoyable. Very mild bitterness.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yeasty, though fairly clear orange with a thick, foamy light tan head. Smells of sweet sices, hops, orange zest, and maybe a trace of some mint. The flavor is more on the sweet side, some floral hops, mild grapefruit citrus, and a little orange peel as well. Seemed to drink pretty nicely. Well balanced between the malts and the hops, with the hops slightly more apparent as you’d expect from this style. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste, with piney hops the dominant flavor. Pretty good IPA.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wonderful aroma of hops. pours a hazy copper with nice creamy head. lots of lacing. citrus, spice, hops and malts in this well balanced beer. very crisp and refreshing. Thanks Miketd for the sample!!!
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours deep orange/ruby color with a nice white head. Great lacing. Aroma is malty, ambery, bready, with some hops in there. Surprisingly malt-centric. Taste is a bit watery, slight citrus, caramel malts. Slightly bitter. Sweet malts. This is a nice, balanced IPA. Not one of the best but still pretty good.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big off-white shaving cream head, copper body with lots of floaties. Hoppy nose with spice and citrus, some malt as well. Well-balanced malt and hops: moderately sweet, bready, with bitterness and spices dancing on the back of the tongue. Nice mouthfeel as well.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle- thanks to Jason for this brew. Extreme sediment which detracts from its appearence, nice shaving cream, tannish head. A well balanced ipa, one that does not overwhelm with hops, but certainly has some piney, citrus, and major spice notes. Spiceyness dominates towards end, with faint bitterness. Nicely done.
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, rich amber with noticable viscosity and a microcosm of haze under a full and fluffy off-white head. A thick sheet of lace spackles the glass nicely. Low zoo-pen stinkiness interrupts an otherwise well-hopped aroma of pine and florals with an alcohol undertow. Full body approaches stickiness and finishes dry. Tea bitters join pine and faint citrics to make for a well-rounded and highly-hopped IPA with only a mild caramel sweetness to temper it. This is over the top... and I like it.
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