mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer. Tastes of very citrusy grapefruit and massive hops. Notes of pine, spices are also detected. This has got to be one of my favorite beers. Very well hidden 10.5% abv! amazing.
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#37 [Blind tasting @ Papsoe, Courtesy of Papsoe/ kmweaver] Small fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair lacework. Cloudy amber colour. Heavy grapefruit, pine, citrus. Perfume and soapy feel as well.. Light fruity / apricot notes. Medium to full bodied with a very dry texture and an average carbonation. Moderated to heavy bitter flavour with light sweet notes. Very dry and lingering bitter finish. 3 / 7 / 8 / 4 / 15 = 3.7
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark nut-orange color, small off-white head. Bready, citrusy hoppy aroma. Very malty, bready hoppy flavor. Notes of citrus, but mostly yeasty and alcoholic. Warming, but not kind of IPA I like, Score 4.06 seems quite overrated if judged by this bottle.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden orange with an off white head. Head retention is very nice. Aroma is dominated by pine hops. Hops dominate this beer. There was so much complexity to this beer’s hop profile. Citrus and pine to name a few. End with some lingering hops along with some slight sweet malts. Amazing IPA.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy tannish head which just stays there the whole drink. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy, nice pines, and caramel. The taste is mostly hoppy, some malts, nice touch of grapefruit/pines, and some caramel. The finish is bitter and dry, just the way I like it. Medium body. Very drinkable, finally got to this one, very very tasty, another awesome brew from Port.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recieved in trade from errantnight, thanks again Derek. The first beer of my last leg before reaching 300. I’ve bee nanxious to try this for awhile now. Hop 15 pours a moderately hazed copper with prominant orange highlights throughout. A two finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a frothy cap with a thick collar.
Left thin frothy drink lines after each sip.
The smell of this brew is wildly complex. Pure hoppiness in the nose. Layer upon layer of sweet tropical fruit juiciness. Pineapple, orange, grapefruit in that order with a sprinkling of pine. There is a touch of caramel maltiness in the background and spicy alcohol on the backend that compliments nicely. But this beer is all about the hop.
All that wonderful hoppiness comes through in the flavor as well. The caramel maltiness lays the foundation but the hop goodness quickly kicks the malt aside without consideration. All the aformentioned hop aromas are even bigger in the taste than aroma. The pine sap comes through big on the finish along with an aspirin like bitterness. This one will shred up your tongue pretty good.
Body is on the heavy side of medium but comes across incredibly silky smooth. Carbonation is sluggish letting every bit of hop resin coat your tongue on its way through. Lingering bitterness on the finish.
I would have absolutely no problem drinking this beer all day long. Every sip makes me want another and the hop complexity keeps me coming back for more.
A great IIPA from Pizza Port. The use of 15 different hop varities was something that had me drooling as soon as I learned of such a nectar. I couldn’t wait to try it. Now, I need someone to send a case my way.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
best imp/ dub ipa ever. its perfect. it taste better than the brown eye of a white girl. mmmm mmm good. resiny hoppy sweet beautiful sexin the mouth
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bomber] Copper color, slightly hazy with a nice off-white head. Powerful hop aroma, like syrupy pine needle juice and grapefruit. Flavors are pure hops... the malt really takes a backseat in this one, providing some toasty, bready character. Floral, citrus hops finish things off, with a final attack of bracing bitterness and slight alcohol warmth. I really great beer.. certainly one of the better IIPAs I have had lately.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at stateline. Pours a hazy copper color with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt sweetness, citrus, pine, and some grapefruit. Flavor is full bodied and moderately sweet with caramel, grapefruit, and notes of pineapple with a clean and dry finish. An excellent imp/double ipa . Thank burt
JAXSON (536) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Bought a case of 22 oz. bottles. Medium dark, hazy amber with a soft, billowing head. Aroma is an explosion of fresh hops. Taste is apricot, bitter hops, pine, grapefruit rind. Closest comparison is Dreadnaught, but it falls short of that worthy. A bit one-dimensional as far as the flavor is concerned, it is just kind of bitter all the way through, I wanted more fruit presence.