jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/copper color with a small off white head. Big hop aroma with hints of citrus and pine. Nice hop flavor with just enough malt in the background for balance.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange-amber. Tan finger of foam. Fresh, hoppy aroma of citrus & pine. Sticky, resiny feel. Firm, nicely balanced, big hoppy flavour. Crisp finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a growler. Medium orange color, white head. Big hop aroma, slight alcohol as well. Some firm malt backs up the big hoppy bitterness, a bit of alcohol again as well. Crisp, dry, bitter finish on a medium to full body. Very well done.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, and pine in the aroma, deep amber, small toffee head. Hops are the predominant taste, followed by some fine malt. Full bodied, well balanced, crispy. Fine example!
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Well, I went in to this fest with a dislike for the trend towards overhopped American pales, but I came away with an appreciation of the style after a couple of great examples, including this one. Dark orange pours, huge citrus hop nose. Lots more in the taste, just a tad thin I suppose. Overall, a very good beer from what seems like a pretty solid brewery.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma. Malty, hoppy, slightly alcoholic. Flavor is sweet but really well balanced with alcohol and awsome hoppiness. Nice.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pleasant hoppy/malt aroma. Medium bodied. Pleasant hop finish. Very well done IPA.
KURTO99 (18) - wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beauty of beer is that there is something for everyone. To me Hopdevil is world class, the best there is. Well, move over Hopdevil, Frostbite is that good. Great aroma, beautiful color, and head. Very creamy, smooth, and the taste is world class. Perhaps the best beer I’ve ever had.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Draft at VT Brewers Fest - Copper/amber in color with an off white head. Aroma of hps and citrus with slight amount of malt mixed in. Flavor is definitely grapefruit/citrus hops with a distinct bitterness. Nicely bitter and piney on the finish. A little weak on the malt, but really a very good IPA. We wil meet again.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
light copper in color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus,orange and pine.Hoppy and malty, quite a remarkable pale ale.