Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy amber body. Powerful hops aroma and flavor with high carbonation and a long dry bitter aftertaste.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Elegant lemon resin nose with lavender. Deep orange hue with a frothy long lasting head. Rich biscuit toffee sweetness with herbaly hops for a nice balance. Well-carbonated, medium mouth feel, lovely piney finish. Well-made IPA with just the right amount of restraint and expression of balance.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle from irishboy)clear bronze in color with not much head.aroam of perfume,grapefruit,and oranges.flavor is basically the same with a slight soapy hop profile.
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of acrdz.
Nice amber pour, tons of long-lived lacing. Really nice citric aroma, but the flavor is a letdown afterward. Chalky malts, slightly sour-grassy hops that come off understated in comparison to the stage set by the aroma. Not bad, perfectly drinkable, but nothing like an IPA standout.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Big time grapefruit notes rest upon an undercurrent of pine, caramel and toffee. Light to medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and sluggish carbonation. Well-balanced. Citrusy, earthy hop flavors. Lightly tart. Modestly bitter, drying finish.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BlackForestCO for the bottle!
Pours copper with a short-lived, foamy white head. Nose is full of herbal hop, some grapefruit and slight pine as well. Flavor is consistent here, loads of hop and floral outweighing the slight malts. This is really good beer for straightforward, delicious hop juice.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus beer from Irishboy, pours beautifil golden copper with a cream colored head. Rich nose with pineapple and grassy hops along with some caramel malt. The flavor is grassy hop and a bit fruity. Mellow finish.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Cheyenne, WY; Nose of piney and citrusy hops, caramel, and some guava fruitiness; lightly hazy darker gold with a medium, glass-lacing, off-white head; flavor is lightly bitter pine, caramel with some sweetness, and a light vanilla note; finish light bitterness and vanilla. unusual flavor notes for an IPA!
pilsnerrogge (2607) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Bottled: I could sit here and try to explain the complexities of the aromas and the flavours but it is much easier to put it this way: The hoppines is just insane!!! and I love it!!
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear deep golden with a dense, off-white head leaving some lacework. Lovely peachy hop aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet caramel and fruit. Ends with a dry hop bite. A very clean and harmonious IPA. 200908