Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is strongly of fresh pine hops, with a robust slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is the same elements, but a bit more malty, with a slight breadiness, wood, and roasted malt finish. This is excellent.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. hops blast out of the can. Really fresh, really pungent. Unique taste. A medly of flavors I’ve never experienced in an IPA. Sweet, citrusy-orange, bitter, some brandy and alcohol burn. Finishes with heavily toasted malts, cereal, wheatgerm and more hops. Amazing. Can still taste the hops coming up a few hours later.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with a small, loose off-white head. Generous hop aroma that is mostly pine with a hint of citrus. Lots of caramel malt background with a hint of wood, some nuttiness too. Flavor profile is pretty much the same as the aroma with a bit more bready/nuttiness coming out in the finish. Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation and a dry finish.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. Pours a hazy copper with nice off white head. Nose is sweet malts and underlying hops. Flavors follows with a chewy mouthfeel. Nice light bitter finish. Really good, but a little too spendy.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber with a white head. Smells of a ton of hops and malt. Flavor started out with a ton of hops followed by a sweet caramel malt. Well balanced.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can. Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Hoppy aroma and taste with bitter after taste and very clean finish. Hard to believe it is in a can.
alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can; poured a clear orange-copper; small to medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine; some caramel malt. Flavor was smooth and balanced; some creaminess. Flavor like a DIPA, but doesnt have the same hops punch. Good balance in the taste of caramel malt and grapefruit. Alcohol was well hidden; A touch of sweetness. Very good.
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a massive beige head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and faint pine. Taste is of rich caramel, and mild west coast piney hops. Pretty darn good. Wish they would bottle this.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine choice for by birthday beer! Oh so tasty. Much like a double IPA, but maybe not quite the hops but still a good hop bite in there. Not as sweet as some DIPA which is good. Very smooth going down for sure, i will have aquire more of this from my trading buddy. happy b day to me!!
obguthr (4371) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Va BF 07 Draft: Sweet clover aroma. Copper color, quickly dissipating head and no lacing. Strong thistle and orange flavor. Much of the same stays on the palate, but more like rose petals. Enjoyable and distinctive, quite unique. IPA fans will absolutely love it.
*Previously rated as the whiskey barrel version, which was probably incorrect. H/T to maniac