ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured with a hazy orange with a ton of foam. There are some sweet fruity esthers on the nose, in addition to the citrus. Taste has a fair amount of citrus and some hoppy spiciness up front. The generous malty backbone comes through on the aftertaste, leaving a slight pleasant taste of sweetness. Quite an enjoyable beer.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium to full bodied. Nice smooth mouth feel and great carbonation. The head is very nice and foamy. Awesome lacing on the glass. Gold amber color. I can smell the hops on the nose and the sweetness as well. They seem to use just the right amount of nugget hops and this beer is a great tribute to that hop. I taste sweet light citrus notes, hints of pear and grapefruit along with the malt in the background. Nice beer.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy middling light copper color, small, tight head with lots of large bubbles that lasts really well. Odd aroma- spicy sharp notes, some resinous stickyness, oranges, and some light bready sweetness. Interesting nose. Flavor starts sharp and spicy bitterness, moving into a rather complex hop profile; piney, resinous earthiness, some thick chewy citrus notes of lemons and oranges, and some light flowery bits. Minimal amounts of sweetness that shows up briefly here and there, but gets drowned out by the hops. Flavor follows the nose- interesting, but a bit all over the place. Palate is crisp and sharp, even carbonation, some light lingering bitterness. Overall, another good entry in this single-hop series, though more "interesting" than downright good.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, dark amber with a lasting off-white head and good lacing. Taste starts bitter and palate has medium to light body, fizzy carbonation and a bitter finish. Aromas have fruity hops and pine with light spices.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber/orange color with a beautiful off white pillowy head that is still here halfay through the beer!Nose is piney and citrus with a very distinct hoppy smell.Taste is slightly sweet and bitter.Not much on the palate as far as complexity just slightly bitter.I would love to taste all these single hop variety beers together and I think I will this summer.Good IPA...not great but good.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours a orange copper color. big citrus aroma with some floral hops. Taste: citrusy grapefruit flavor and some medium bite from hops compared to the others I have had.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is amazing - beautifully aromatic that hits at delights to come. Unfortunately taste is a bit of a let down given the nose. Still very enjoyable but doesn’t quite get there.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice orange color with big head. Aroma is fruity (pineapple, peach, etc.) and fresh with a nice hoppy touch. Flavor is also fruity with dry hops as a great balancing force. Very nice IPA.
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A rather good IPA but not one to turn over my world as I know it. Bitter, of course, and very smooth, but not as special as some of the other beers by this brewery.
cardofab (231) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrata, schiuma alta e persistente, molto amara con note di caramello, luppolo, poco fruttata. Discreta.