GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2008
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A cold pour pushes a tall, fluffy head to the brim and then just sits there like a watchdog on a wall. As the fluff slowly recedes it leaves behind sticky snail tracks along the goblet wall like deep scratch marks dug out by the same dog that was pryed from his vantage point. A thick fluffy canopy is all that remains, like the dog was rabid for a cat he was after. The color is a dark dirty penny copper color. Mild aromas of dusty hops. Full nectar w/ a big cottony plume for texture. Balance is virtuous here. A MIG welders bead produces a very bright and blinding hopsy citrus rind component that tears into my palate effortlessly while the good doctors malty ointment closes the wounds and eases the pain. Citrus, caramel, leather, all folding into eachother w/ a mild fruity sweetness. The finish is bittered all to hell and back riding the malted pony of goodness. Balance my good man, balance. Bravo!
beerbobWFM (17) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA from Norway. I was totaly impressed by it. I can’t wait to try some of their others An awsome example of an IPA, thick and slightly malty with a good kick from the cascade and chinook hops. Slightly friuty with a good bitter bang is how I would describe this one falvor wise.
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a good sized creamy beige head. The aroma is moderately sweet malt, bread, floral, pine and citrus, with a hint of vegetables. The flavor has semi sweet caramel malt, some citrus fruit, floral, and decent bitterness. Alcohol was a bit noticeable. It was just not as big in the flavor department as I would like to see. Perhaps I’m being a little harsh, but I had this at the same time as a lot of West Coast IPAs and it didn’t quite measure up.
drfabulous (4794) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter, strong, crisp. Excellent IPA. Bit of fruit. The Cascades comes through. We split it two ways, with most of the first way going to me. Better that way.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Completely opaque dark red, verging on brown with huge small-bubble white head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is floral and pine, noticeable lack of citrus except some moderate grapefruit. Taste is more piney than citrusy, with a noticeable but nicely spicy alcoholic tinge. Solid malt balance with caramel and some breadiness. Finishes with bitter oranges, more citrus comes into play, moderately bitter and lasting. Aftertaste is lasting and strongly bitter. Lively, high carbonation fades to pleasing creaminess.
uhclem (393) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dusky brown with a thick off-white head that slowly subsides, leaving substantial lacing.Curious aroma - fruity but musty. First sip is nice; the ale slides in with a goodly amount of carbonation. The hops and the malt complement each other with a bitter, malty taste. Nice balance. Aftertaste is pleasant and lingers. I noticed that most of the other raters describe this ale as clear. Mine was fairly hazy. Further inspection of the bottle revealed quite a bit of sediment. Still, a pretty nice IPA. I will revisit this.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper/amber witha frothy whitye head. Aroma of grapefruit, spices, and pine. Starts with a rush of citrus, followed by smooth mslt up, becoming very bitter, and finishing again with citrus. Bitter lasts a while.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Huge, frothy, white head. Excellent lacing. Fully lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium to full palate.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very sweet, malt-forward with alcohol and bitter hopping well perceived.
Taste is malty, alcoholic, grassy and bitter.
Very, very average.
Some orange, citrus sweetness also present.
Probably an old bottle, so a re-rate is necessary.
EHSRanders (1857) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange/amber colour with huge creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Heavy hoppy aroma. Bitter flavor and finish.