egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 Hazy copper color with a small off white head and nice lacing. Nice big citrus hop aroma. Nice big piney, resiney, hop taste. Full and bitter, a beautiful double IPA.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark straw/amber colored. Huge aroma of hops, with some citrus, and floral notes. Tastes extremely hoppy, and finishes with more hops, malt, slight dryness, and some fruitiness. I took a growler of this home (I bought 3 growlers here on my first visit, that's how good the beers were).
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oh, the resin, the resin, it was like camping in a pine forest without a tent. Or maybe like making out with someone who'd wearing a pine-fresh car doohickey around their neck. Whatever turns you on. This tasted very much like sucking on a pinecone, the malt background seemed to recede the longer it was in my mouth and it finished intensely bitter. Hop juice isn't my cup of tea, but I keep trying the biiter beers looking for one that will impress me. This is too unbalanced, in my opinion, but if you're a hop head you will probably dig it.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Co-rated with Scraff...
Very hazy, amber ale with a very small, creamy, white head. Decent lacing.
The aroma is of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, caramel and pine. Lots of cascade hops?
The flavor is nicely bittered from beginning to end. Malt-wise, there are some caramel notes, but overall, to drink this elixir is like chewing on juniper berries and pine cones. Hops, baby! Medium-bodied with an extremely dry mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice deep amber in colour with lots of hops and malts in the nose. Very intense resinous hops in the mouth blending with the malts. Grapefruits . Nice!
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA, huge hoppy nose, flavor & aftertaste, nice malt profile to balance it all out, very drinkable, a bit of fruitiness in the flavors as well, great beer
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big hop/malt balance. Lots of american hops, but balanced with a big malt profile. Well worth seeking.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep read with an orange tint. Nos eis scotchy and hoppy with a subtle hint of fruit. Lots of hops, very dry, slight roasty hint. Tart finish, a bit chewy.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, lurking alcohol. Finish is medium intense grapefruit. Medium-full body, slightly sticky.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome grapefruit aroma, astringent and tart. Hop oils. Glorious. Medium amber clear with small off-white foamy head. Medium carb and medium watery body. Silky. Great big bitter taste, hoppy and crisp. Grapefruit, and not very sweet. Big bitter finish and persistant after. A very good strong ale.