IrishBoy (3944) - 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 (2618) - 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 (25075) - 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
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a light gold color. Smells of pine and citrus. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. Very well balanced.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BeerandBlues2 for hooking me up with this... Awsome minty pine aroma with a touch of fruit (banana maybe). Very mild fruity hoppyness. Light amber in color. Overall, this is a damn good IPA.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. I am becoming quite a hop head, but this is a very balanced beer. It is strong, but so drinkable. It is on the pricey side, but so worth it.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a light, golden copper with a thick white head that fades to lacing. A beautiful floral hop aroma. Also some fruity aromas that blend nicely. A strange flavor...fruity with floral hops. Has a malty balancer. Palate is bitter but has a smooth, creaminess and a medium body. A very decent IPA.
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized beige head with fair retention and a surprising amount of sticky patchy lace. Lightly hazy gold colored ale. Nose, lightly citrusy and piney with some light malt notes. Body is medium, lightly oily and resiny, soft carbonation. Decent fruity flavors, some apricot and peach along with notes of citrusy hops and a mild graininess backing them up. Lightly sweet caramelly notes, dried fruits and an understated hop bitterness that seems to work well with this brew. Decent IPA i,d say. Props to beersandblues2 for the bottle.
SSSteve (3927) - - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy pale orange/gold under medium sized frothy off-white head. no lacing. mandarin-peach hop aroma. mostly citrus, lightly floral. moderately malty with no real distinctness. hops are bitter and powerful with orange-pine. light bodied refreshing palate.
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great hazy golden orange coloured body with a nice perfect sized dense tan head - this is what an IPA should look like! Aroma of fresh grapefruit, pine, citrus, malt, yeast and a bit of grassy hops. Full-bodied; Strong assertive hop flavour up front with a potent alcohol taste and a dark maltiness fading to a bitter hoppiness - very strong for the style! Aftetaste shows the bitterness, alcohol and malt. Overall, this is almost an Imperial IPA, but shows good character. I’d sample this again, but I prefer the lighter IPAs, that are ’more traditional’! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased on 25-March-2008 at Goebel Liquor in Wichita, Kansas, sampled on 13-September-2008 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.