egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask... Poured a dark gold color with a decent off white head for a cask and it left nice lacing too. Nice piney, hop aroma. Bitter hop taste, full of resin. Creamy mouthfeel. This was a nice IIPA and my favorite of Friday the Firkenteenth!
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Well, maybe I got a bad batch or something, but even the previous ratings that aren't that great seem to rate this beer higher than I am. I thought its flavors and aromas were "dirty" and musty, and I thought it had a dirty feet-like quality to it. Maybe I'll give it another chance someday.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this beer a lot, although it certainly can't stand up to the big IPA's that DFH brew, they should certainly do their homework on what other breweries are doing before they go and sound off on the description of the beer, lots of hops everywhere in this brew, good amount in the nose as well a hint of the sweet maltiness that was to come in the medium-full body, semi-dry mouthfeel, pretty well balanced, some hints of different fruits in the flavors as well, overall a pretty good beer, but after having all the big DFH IPAs it's kinda hard to get excited for smallers ones like this
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earlier batches were lower in the ABV (approximately 7%) but my beer was advertised as "This batch is the biggest yet!". Some breweries should learn to walk before they attempt to run. At first this was interesting and curious. A notable hoppy aroma, producing a vein carried through into the flavor which suggests a Chinese grocery store--some exotic fruits, especially mango, with the background of fish for sale with diluted fish juice in the melting ice of the grocery store's display. Luminescent amber, nowhere near as syrupy as I would have thought, though it is not dry either. Bigger, lasting bitterness as it warms, making me gag. It just didn't work for me. (on tap at brewpub)
chronictonic (463) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus hop aroma. Lacks the body to really stand up to this level of hopping.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, with a very hoppy nose. Grapefruit predominates, but has an odd, somewhat cloying character to the fruitiness. Body is thin and insufficient.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(SCBE2003): Clear straw with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet, not particularly strong. Taste is intense with grapefruit, alcohol, strange spice. I found it unpleasantly unbalanced -- did not like it.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fragrant aroma, hop oil. Fruity and floral, grapefruit and ozone. Strong. Light orange-amber clear with little head. Light smooth carb in heavy watery body. Silky. Nutty fruity taste. Sweet and oily up front with big sweet bitter finish and after. Big bitter, but not harsh and spicy. A great strong ale.