npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper with a light tan head. Piney c-hop nose, fairly sweet, really resiny. Sweet, but not overly so--nice caramel notes, quite bitter, with grapefruit and orange.
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It wasn’t a BAD beer. but it just felt like something was missing. i felt it was decent, but it lacked anything really special. like a good guitar solo with no emotion. good, but not great.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 Decent head with good carbonation. Lasts for quite a while. Lighter than expected aroma with some cherry, citrus and floral hops. Medium orange in color. Plentiful hops and bitterness in the flavor. Some floral. Could use some more malts for balance. Bitter dry finish. Very crisp with a lingering hops aftertaste. Decent but there are many better IIPA’s out there. Mine seemed to be a little lacking in the hops department compared to some other reviewers. Second try the hops are more pronounced and juicy.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was all hps, Top to bottom. Poured a dark tan body with lots of grapefruit and hops in the nose, and in the aftertaste. It was even better in summer.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of those beers I was shocked that hasnt been rated. Almost a semi dark amber color. Very enticing hop and pine aroma. Leads to a big citrus flavor. I think the hop character was nicley subdued. Like the three bears it was just right. Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice touch of malt. Ends with a nice lingering bitter taste, outstanding.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 this was an excellent example of an imperial ipa. althought it loses points for not being stronger in alcohol. Great balanced hops flavor start to finish
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mostly diminishing, creamy, off-white head. Extremely hazy amber/brown color which I can’t see through even when put up to light. Aroma could be stronger for such a big beer. I detect a small amount of piney hops which is accompanied by a medium maltiness, and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor has a light orange citrus sweetness. The bitterness is very strong, which I very much like, but doesn’t have that piney bite which makes it well balanced. Body is more thick than watery, but not as thick as I would prefer. Overall, a execelent IPA, but I would call it a one and a half IPA.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a dark golden with a white head. Aroma is very hoppy, slightly malty. Taste is malty, and very hoppy. Long bitter aftertaste
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, thick head leaving some lacework. Distinct aroma hops in the nose. Flavour of sweet caramel malt with a very solid, hoppy finish. A very typical Double IPA with a routinely touch. 221005
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Golden orange beer, thick, fluffy tan head and sticky lace. Hoppy aroma, fresh, lightly grassy, moderate resinousness and a massive sweet citrusy aroma. Orange and a bit of juiciness. Some pale malt aroma backs up all of the hops, but doesn’t interfere with it. Flavour is quite a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Light caramel, cookie dough and biscuity malts underneath a juicy citrus hop flavour. Moderate bitterness up front but presents a lingering bitter palate. Nice, easy-drinking beer.