Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle courtesy foureyedgeek. Awesome hoppy nose, with cat urine, resin, ozone .. big. A bit of sewer gas, too. Hazy amber-orange with thin off-white head, some chunks. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with medium fruity orange character, big bitterness with resin, pine, orange peels, and tons of hoppy notes. Finish is medium-heavy bitter with dry resiny after. Nice IPA, but the nose leaves a bit to be desired.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick light amber pour with good sized head. Hoppy, green, citrus yet some sweet aroma. Flavor is that fresh hoppy/meaty citrus. Really smooth texture, with much more of a hoppy nose than the flavor lets on. Great balance betweet hops and malt. Maybe my bottle was old, and the hops settled down, but still very nice IPA.
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a 1/2" foamy white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops, and earthy smells. Flavors of hops and citrus. Smells a lot hoppier than it tastes, good beer and not as bitter as most IPAs. These are typically not my style of beer, but I was rather impressed by this beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy medium orange color. The head was white and dissipated over a few minutes to a tattered film. Attractive aroma of distinct grapefruit, orange peel, and crushed pine needles. Wow. There was also a whiff of sweat. The flavor was also overwhelmingly hop dominated approaching the harshness threshold. A hop bag bursting at the seams with spruce and citrus flavors. Sweat also made an appearance as it did in the nose. A taste of meek malty caramel hid in the background. Delicately sweet with assertive hop bitterness that peaked at 8 out of 10 and lingered a while. Lots of hops.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy pale orange colour with a small white foam. Big and fresh hop aroma of orange-peels, lychee, pine-needles, grass and grapefruit. medium-bodied with a fresh and lively hop notes of lychee, grapefruit, resin and wet grass with subtle undertones of Seville oranges. Long bitter and crisp finish of grapefruit, orange-peels, flowers and grass. Wonderful "in-you-face" IPA.
omhper (20554) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, small head. Rich aroma of grapefruit and peach. When it warms lychee takes over. Fairly sweet and clean, medium bodied with crisp mouthfeel, Fresh and quite intense shampoo-like hoppiness. Plesant really butter finish. A straightforward IPA offering just what I expected - and my expectations were high!
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 650 ml bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a big white foamy head that lasts and lasts. The aroma is strong with a big blast of citrus, pine and fresh herbs. The flavor is crisp with biter hops taking the forefront, rounded out by grapefruit, thyme and walnuts. The mouthfeel is full and satisfying though at times seemed a bit harsh and gritty. Finishes long and biter with lingering sweetened grapefruit. Overall: An outstanding IPA, and a must for hop-heads. Re-rate note--sampled a fresh glass at Lost Abbey Brewery today, the gritty/harshness that I previously noticed was not present, so I’m raising my rating by a point. Recommended.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Dr.Bills. Cloudy yellow pour with almost no head. Nice hops, but had a very dry and almost bitter after taste.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by who else but Dickinsonbeer. Pours a slightly hazy light amber/orange in color with a medium off white head. In the nose, a ton of fresh resinous, citrus and pine hops-malt doesn’t even come through at all. Taste is also a big blast of fresh, leafy hops- grapefruit, harsh pine (chinook), resinous and earthy. Malt backbone is there to offer some stability, but this one is all about the fresh hops. Finishes with a tacky and strong bitter finish. Pretty one dimensional, but I definitely enjoyed it. Thanks Paul for opening this.
kramer (5303) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a small fizzy off-white head. Very light lazy carbonation. Nice floral and slightly citrusy nose with some bready malt. A little more toned down than expected for Port. A lot more bitter and hoppy than the nose let on though! Huge grapefruit bomb with a sticky, resiny, bitter finish. Minimal malt flavor, but it impacts the mouthfeel quite a bit. It lends a slightly fluffy and sticky doughiness that makes it a little clingy. Nice fine moderate carbonation. Another high quality IPA from Pizza Port, wish that I could try this on cask!