surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 12 oz can. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a substantial frothy off-white head that eventually dissipates to a steady coverage and leaves nicelacing. Aroma is mostly of piney hops with some toasted malts and fruity esters in the background. The flavor is nicely balanced with a solid malt backbone and clean fresh piney hops in front. Dry, but not really bitter. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium to medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Some warming, but alcohol not really noticeable. Really nice beer.
AR6 AP4 FL7 P4 OA14 Total - 3.5
Re-rate 1-31-09 draught. Pours orange amber with slight haze and a small head but great lacing. Aroma of caramel and tart citrus, but a bit muted when cold. Flavor is dominated by very citrusy hops (grapefruit) with a nice smooth carmel malt backing and some sweet honey notes as it warms a bit. Finishes with some alcoholic bitterness, not unpleasantly. Medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation. A nice hopjuice DIPA.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to mcbackus for this canned beauty. Pours a hazy medium amber with a nice sized head. Aroma is malts, pretty big hops. Flavor seemed to have a barley wine type taste to it. Lots of boozy malts and hops, barley, ripened fruits. Finish was pretty bitter and dry. This was a nice treat.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Pours a reddish amber with a large light tan head. Great aroma of sweet citrus, possibly oranges with a hint of pine. The flavor is where something seems off. I’m expecting more to follow-up the nose but it’s not there. The bitterness is pronounced and dry, malt is the driver here. The mouth feel is light and unobtrusive but I expect more. I’m not sure how old the can was but this example falls at the lower end of the Gordons I’ve sampled. Too bad but hopefully I’ll re-rate this in the future.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft af sød amerikansk humle.
Smag meget IPA agtig, men mere parfumeret og let sød.
For humlet til min smag - men ellers ok.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear red amber body, huge whipped cream yellow beige head, some laces; Quite big fresh pine hoppy nose, there is a slight unfitting buttery vanilla, dry wood touch; Big a little to sharp carbonation a little to fat yet thin body pleasantly bitter but not a fresh enough bitterness; Long pleasantly bitter finish, not fresh enough pine aromas but a little to malty caramel as well. Nice very drinkable beer that has a few flaws to be perfect to me.
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can - 8.7%- pours a deep copper color. nice tight head. big citrusy hop aroma backed up by lots of malt. lots of malt in this ipmy ipa. hops have faded some as this can i am rating is about a 10 months old. sweet caramel and citrus with a piney finish. very tasty.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from IrishBoy. Nice caramelly and strong hop aroma. Pine and almond. Nice head on the auburn pour. Dry, chewy flavor, lots of hop but a good bit of nut and wee malt flavors. Very drinkable, very tasty.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good balance between malt and hops. Taste of caramel and toffee. Solid malty IPA.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Orange amber coloured. Quite hoppy aroma with toffee notes and a roasty touch. Sweetish fruity and malty flavour with a rather bitter hoppy finish. Slightly weak aftertaste. Medium bodied. Slightly sharp carbonation.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/15/05. 750ml bottle. 9.2%. Mahogany brown with large tan head. Sweet malty vinous aroma. Sweet up front with bitter ending. Really malty for an IPA and expensive at $16. Have not had it in the can.in the new formulation.