TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pin avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #1400)
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky red brown amber with unimpressive head. Smell is highly soapy-hops. Palate is surprisingly carbonated for what I was expecting. Taste is slightly medicinal up front. However - it is nice and hoppy in the flavor overall. Bitterness is nice and not overly heavy.
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color with big chunks of yeast sediment floating about. Aroma is of resinous piney hops with some light notes of lemon grass and a bit of alcohol coming through. Taste is resinous hops, pine, lemongrass, some malty earthiness and some light spiciness. Carbonation is a bit flat for my liking. The alcohol is, for the most part, well hidden. All and all, this is a good beer, but it doesn’t fit the IPA profile IMHO. It’s more of an NSA (Norwegian Strong Ale).
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a lot of particulate. They claim that it is very bitter but it does not smell that way, it smells pretty malty with only a slight hop bitterness. It is bitter up front and then finishes with a slight caramel or bread malt-like taste. Expected it to be a bit better.
jake65 (2730) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a amber haze with a nice beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet and malt with bits of citrus. Flavor is smooth and malty with a sweeter presence than bitter hops. A soft IPA, but very drinkable.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: One thing is for sure, this beer is not filtered much. A cloudy orange hue with a big fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of resiny pine hop and some grassy hop too, tangerine zest and grapefruit esters, caramel and bready malt, and a hint of clove and grains of paradise. The taste is a sharp hop bitterness with the accompanied citric overtone. The malt is much more a background player in this beer than the Mikkeller Stateside India Pale Ale I just had. The finish is sprite spice and astringent. Overall a quality IPA and worth a try but not on the same level of the better American version when they are fresh.
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy medium amber. Very large frothy sandy head and lots of blocky lacing. Sweet full malty aroka and flavor. Easy on the bitternesss but enough citrusy hop flavor. Full smooth body with surprisingly soft carbonation given the huge head.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Caramel copper color, nice puffy white head and plenty of lacing. The nose is full and caramelly with a nice earthy hopiness. The flavor is balanced, not too bitter and easy drinking. Nice hoppy tail and a smooth earthy tail. Decent, not too pronounced.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Bottle 0.5 l. Hazy orange brown, small lazy head. Slightly musty, yeasty and earthy nose with fruity hoppiness and malts. Flavor is pretty nice and easy, pleasantly bitter with a sweet twist. I was waiting for a real hop bomb, but it didn’t quite deliver. Altho it IS hoppy, it’s not american style hoppy. Nicely thick mouthfeel with surprisingly smooth and foamy carb. Not bad, got my hopes up for batch #100. Re-rate for second bottle: It now feels more bitter and hoppy than the first bottle. Nicely lingering bitterness. Starts of sweeter. Very good.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Bottle. Dark orange color with a big, but mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma: toasty malts, citrus, caramel and sweet fruit. Tastes of toasty malts, grape, pine, caramel, flowers, and sweet fruits. Dry and bitter finish. A good IPA, but I would have liked some more aroma hops (old bottle?). Re-tested 090327