Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Illuminated light reddish amber colour. A slight haze. Tall creamy head that clings to the glass. Beautiful to look at. Intense lemon aroma with some distant apricots. Soft texture and smooth flavours. Gentle, but rich malts and lots of hops. The hops are clearly there but surprisingly mellow at the front. More bitter towards the end. The aftertaste leaves a somewhat grassy and dry sensation. Nice balanced IPA.
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This beer poured to a creamy head which lasted only a short while. The color was a hazy amber with tiny particles. Aroma was of grass and lemon and a bit of grape and apple. Taste was fairly bitter right off, and in the long finish. Texture was mostly watery and fizzy and ended up chalky and astringent. Not great, but not horrible either.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a light head. Pleasant lacing. Fair fruity, hop aroma. Moderate mouth feel. Lightly bitter and fruity hop flavor with a mildly sweet malt undertone. Rather citrusy.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, citrus, alcohol, and bitter. One of the better IPA beers ive had.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled. amber with a light head. big toffee and floral aroma. really prickly, traces of vanilla malt and pine, big bitter finish. classy stuff
PhillyBeer2112 (2678) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very pleasant. Nice grassy, herbal and hay hop aroma, seemed mostly Goldings but I’m not so great at discerning these English hops. Big golden orange color with a huge rocky stiff head. Easy palate, creamy mouthfeel, like fruitiness to otherwise bready malts, like an ale should have, and a solid whack of bitterness in the finish, but not strong. Could almost be a session ale despite the strength - definitely the whole bomber disappeared in 2 breaths! There was a slight tart astringency that began to detract some, especially as it warmed, which is unfortunate because it was otherwise pretty damned spot on.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours an opague cloudy orange with a two finger thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and caramel malts. The flavor is sweet, citrus, orange peel, bitter hops, smooth, and a nice alcohol punch. Good body, Great brew.
jimcook (14) - Cathedral City, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little thin on the head, and in appearance in general. Flavors are well-balanced, with a surprising (though fairly faint) creaminess on the palate. A very drinkable beer.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Weak grassy hop aroma. Perhaps a little plastic? Clear copper colour. Full-flavoured, sweet and hoppy.
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg British... Keg head; orange coloured beer. Specific nose of hops, I’d even wager USA hops, even if they’re not, and "wet dog" aroma. Grapefruit and other bitterness(es). The liveliness of a cask has been replaced by little fizzyness, but nothing exaggerated. Actually, this is better than some of the poorer cask IPA’s. Light to medium bodied. It’s especially the finish & aftertaste that betray the kegging: not much going on anymore, if anything. Quite OK for a British IPA. Couldn’t vie for one moment with the better USA ones, though.