garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - MAR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours little cloudy amber colour with a profuse and frothy very light tan head. Nice spiced and herbal aroma with some fruity notes that last log and it developes later even more. Heavy to medium bitterness in the taste and very refreshing, round flavour. Medium to full body, oily feel, average to soft carbonation and long very bitter after taste. Good one.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Butters at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy cream head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (toast, caramel, bread), heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach, pineapple, and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Spicy and a little funky and a little cat pee. Very nicely blended and balanced. Very good.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clean translucent amber with one finger of sandstone head. Nose is sweet with some peaches, light citrus, and fruit, bready malt, and a bit herbal. Flavor is nicely balanced with a piny herbal hop character atop a caramelly sweet malt profile. Medium bitterness and body.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks emacgee. Nose of faded hops and caramel malts--an all too familiar smell with many European "American style" IPA’s. Flavor is a little worse. Slightly astringent and messy. Some tropical fruits and sugary candies. Not a terrible drink and I can suffer through it but this needs to be consumed fresher.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CASK Pub & Kitchen. Pours a deep cloudy amber, with a big thick off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange rind, belgian yeast, and a good piney hop. Taste has a massive bitter hit up front, then lemon, orange peel, mandarin, bitey pine and grass. Fantastic beer!
jgb9348 (5616) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear deep amber coloured body with a nice copper glow and a dense, thick tan head - nice. Aroma of what else - strong hops, pineapple, pine, resin, flowers and a bit of caramel sweetness. Medium-bodied; Nice pungent hop flavour with a good resiny flavour and a piney finish, all with a very nice and pleasant sweetness. Aftertaste is very hoppy, bitter, piney and showing a touch of grapefruit. Overall, a very nice beer with a good look and long, drawn-out bitter finish. Very pleasant and well worth trying, even with the steep price tag in the states. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 21-November-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 13-March-2010 after rewarding myself for running 20 miles earlier in the evening.
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely bitter, resinous hop bomb. Mikkeller has a good thing going with most of his IPAs, this one is no exception.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy ruby yellow orange appearance with light orange head. Citrusy, piney, grapefruity hoppy nose. Slightly piney hoppy flavor with grapefruit and citrus fruit. Grapefruity hoppy finish.
bth (17) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Nice amber color, good IPA-aroma, very bitter, a bit thick texture. Good IPA, but a tad too bitter and thick for me.