dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy head on an orange body. This is an IPA, very hoppy, very fulfilling. Now I call this a beer! It brings joy and satisfaction. This brew is well-suited for almost any occasion.
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love this stuff! Great drinking ale, has supplanted SNPA for me in the best commonly available beer here (CA, that is) Very Californian, solid hops and malt balance, with long finish. Not for the hedonist, but for the drinker.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid IPA. It pours the deep copper color with a hoppy & grapefruity aroma. The hops bite at first sip just like they should. The only negative for me was the finish. This beer has a dry finish that left a bad taste.
jb (2636) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 On draft at McGregor’s. Gorgeous looking orange with thick creamy head. Standard full aroma of grapefruit. Very nice balanced malty and hoppy palate. Loved it. Had again at the Dinosaur with some spicy food. Worked very well with the food.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber almost orange pour with no head just some froth. hops, hops and more hops on the nose. nice fresh hop taste with a bit of bitterness that fits quite well.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very grassy aroma, a little caramel and tobacco. Hazy copper colour, small white head. The flavour is quite hoppy, caramelly, with a rough bitterness. Not a bad beer, but rather rough, I think.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really decent IPA. Pours a coppery color with a small off-white head. A mix of citrus and floral hops in the nose. Nice mouthfeel - solid. Nice flavor profile - with a variety of hops notes. A little malt in the finish. Very drinkable.
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pourscopperwith a off-white one finger head. Aroma of floraland piney hops, light caramel, and malty sweetmess. Fairly balanced flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel malts, with a light bitterness and a dry hop finish.
drpimento (2633) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA! Poured with a big frothy, foamy, textured head and some lace. Very nice slightly spicy aroma with a hint of earthiness. Ditto the flavor. Very clear dark amber color. Head lasts for a while. Very long hoppy finish. Not a citrusy hop character. This is the way I prefer it. This just rearrived at the Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a nice crème head that falls but leaves lots of lace. The nose is that intense piney perfume. Flavor is hoppy, but a bit of a tart edge hits me and I can’t say I like it that much. As I dwell on it, it seems almost wood like. Interesting? Yes. My favorite? No. Feel has a slightly higher level of carbonation to it that gives a bit of a bite and the liquid is well bodied. Overall this is a nice IPA, but that slightly woody tart thing that is going on kind of knocks it down a bit in my book.