blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a semi-transparent golden amber. Big bubbles on a 1-inch head, quickly subsiding to a patchy coating. Aroma is gloriously hoppy: pine, grassy, dank, with hints of orange -- in addition to nice caramel malts. Taste is super bitter, full of the goodness of hops. It explodes on your tongue and sparkles like a good fireworks display. Aftertaste is bitter, finish is long and somewhat dry, mouthfeel is full and oily. This is a brilliant example of an American-style IPA, and I think a lot of stateside brewers are wishing they could create such an amazing brew.
douglas88 (6836) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark golden color with a medium white head. A nice aggressive fresh hop citrus aroma. The flavor is similarly distinguished by a very raw hop flavor, some bitterness, light pale malt background. More bitter than fruity. Nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle with deyholla, thanks Derek! Pours a cloudy amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big on the fresh, zesty citrus-lemons with some bready caramels, florals, sweet and sticky pines, and some sweeter toffees. Flavor is bitter with lots of citrus pines and florals, doughy caramel, and toffee with a light sweetness. Finishes with a medium-high bitterness that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, somewhat oily body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward, but tasty IPA. Lots of fresh hops made this solid.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastisk fruktig och humlig doft, lika så i smaken.
Helt underbar kan jag tryggt säga.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Otown throwdown III> Pours a light bright coppery orange with a thin white head. Aroma is nicely hoppy- green grassy herbal hops with hitns of mint and flowers light toast and carapils. Flavor is light sweet malt backbone with a light citrusy kick slight metallic, lemon cascade light then slight tropical fruit, esters, mango, slight simcoe hint then some cattiness, green yet clean bitterness in the end. Ok.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bruin body with a yellow off white head. Thick and creamy. Prickly pine, honey combs, grapefruit rinds and pine needles. Light green grassy hop tones. Crisp grassy meadows with herbs and citrus. Nice IPA.
altonbrownd (3708) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Nice golden body with big head. Nose of fruits and lots of hops. Taste is of hops and quite bitter. Some citrus. Gets hoppier in the finish. Nice one, as always.
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had with with Dan. Aroma is full of super fresh hops. Flavor is sweet flavorful fresh hops. Nice amazing brew.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from K&L. IPA #15,784 from Mikkeller - seriously, how many IPAs are these guys going to brew? The appearance of this one is really not too attractive. Pours hazy dark amber with particulate matter floating in the beer and a huge frothy khaki head. Does not look like an IPA. Is it supposed to? Is it supposed to be green...or gold? It isn’t any of those things. The aroma is very nice. Floral and citrusy hops, very European, rather herbal with sweet malt backing it up. The flavor is also pretty nice. I expected more malt, but this beer is rather hop-forward. There’s some caramel malt, and then there are the hops, very herbal and floral and almost ESB-like. Some slight grapefruit as well. The palate is rather resinous and syrupy, a little too much so for an IPA clocking in at 7% ABV. Soft carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer, tasty but a little lacking in polish.
Hair6a11 (1419) - Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ local option: pours a nice dark golden with frothy whitish head. decent retention on this one - into a snifter no less. nice floral bouquet on the nose, coupled with an earthy quality. It is of course a little bitter; flavors are floral and piney hops dominate over a creamy earthy texture, which i enjoy here. Malts settle on the backside in a nice combination, and if there is a citrus element here, well im having trouble pinpointing it, honestly.