mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
unlike some over the top american ipa, this is a well balanced brew. hazy orange colored appearance with yellowish head. floral aroma of grapefruit and citrus. full bodied, hoppy as should be. though i do think the 43 different hops and 65 various malt recipe is probably a commercial gimmick.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and strawberry marmalade. Flavor is hoppy, but backed up by a good malt foundation. Spicy and peppery. Bitter finish. A very well balanced beer and very flavorful for its modest strength.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange-amber with a two-finger white head. Standard west coast IPA aroma--citrus- and pine-heavy, with very light malt backing. Very hoppy, with virtually no malt flavor. Dry, grassy, and citrusy finish. A bit one-sided, but very good.
Gorbalev (2905) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and on draught at Palomino’s, San Francisco. Very similar so I’ll rate together. Light orange, big thick off white head. Looks nice. Fresh strong citrus hop aroma. Very nice hop and sweet malt taste - very nice and balanced. Strong orange citrus hops but good mix of tasty malt. Falvourful bread like. Very nice IPA, I’d say the bottle tasted better than the pint, only because the of the sub par restaurant’s handling of it - it didn’t taste as fresh.
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp and fruity IPA with a sweet floral nose and nice body. A graprefruit citrus backing it against the malt and strong hopping. Good stuff.
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was a great IPA - It was one of the best I smaple( at brewtopia in NYC - rgith up there with Stone and Smuttynose.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange/pinkish color body with a clingy, white foam on top. Aroma was sweet citrus and piney hops. It seems that all of the hop flavors are balancing each other out. You get about a half of a second of every flavor associated with hops. Never enough of any to really make me jump but all around a very well/over balanced ipa. Great session brew!
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty good, piney aroma golden color with white frothy head. Flavor was hoppy but not over bitter. Its only draw back was that it seemed somewhat watered down it did not have a fullness on the tounge.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a big off-white head. Sweet very floral hop, citrus aroma and a sweet dry grape, hop taste. Medium body and a dry hop finish.
agl108 (765) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium orange with little head. Intense floral aroma with heavy doses of citrus fruit as well. Nice malty backbone that finishes like I just ate a piece of grapefruit. Terrific mouthfeel. Good IPA.