argo0 (12787) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Good bitterness - hops control the flavor, and that’s quite OK with me
FatPhil (12723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange, thin fizzy head. Oak and apple and alittle whisky on the nose. Taste is very different - extremely hoppy, buttery malt, and some alcohol. Alas the hops dominate and the hops are drowned - unbalanced. I was hoping Sierra Nevada wouldn’t catch the US ’IPA’ disease, but alas they have.
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a large, lasting off-white head. Aromas of carmel, bread and earthy hops. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel and earthy hops with a lingering bitter finish. Celebration is MUCH better!
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bread, grass, caramel, and light pine. Flavor of grassy/floral hops and caramel with a bitter, somewhat metallic finish.
Christian (12301) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2007: Orange with a small but lasting off-white head. Pine, grapefruit, grass aroma. Sweet with a perfectly balancing bitterness. Juicy, drinkable IPA.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is flat hops, musty malt. Taste is flat hops-bitter, secondary malt. OK carbonation.
thewolf (11840) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph. Pours a pretty, clear, orangey amber with a small fluffy off-white head. Aroma is mild, some citric hops and caramel background. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is well bitter and dry with pine, slight fruityness and a nice medium caramel sweetness at the back. Nice.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Tony Flükiger; 2007 vintage - hazy red-orange colour with a poor foam left; oily hoppy nose showing notes of peach and melon; medium-bodied and with a moderate carbonation; slightly oily palate but finishes very dry and very bitter; long fruity and flowery hoppy finish
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. LIght amber coloured. Unclear. Ligth beige head. Quite skunky and metallic aroma. Some herbal notes. Flowers, sweetness and light citrusnotes in the flavour. Meidum bodied. Dry. Bitter in the end.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 22, 1997
Appearance: slightly hazy amber, lasting medium frothy head leaving thick lace
Aroma: mild floral hop aroma
Flavor: flavor starts off with mild malt, then the hops kick in and last through the finish
Overall: mild for a S/N, robust for anyone else
Date: June 15, 2005
Source: summits cumming
Appearance: clear amber
Aroma: light floral hop aroma
Flavor: good sweet carmel malt flavor with a nice dose of hops, light bitter finish
Date: March 01, 2006
Source: taco mac
Score: iii to ii+
wonderful lace, picking up a lot more bitterness with a long bitter finish that throws it off balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20