VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Appearance is pale amber colour with a medium sized, white head with some lacing. The aroma is dominated with a lot of hops with notes of citrus and grass. Taste is also hoppy with a heavy bitterness. Also quite sweet. The palate is medium bodied with some fizz and alcohol. Overall an interesting, well made IPA with great balance.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2010 Bottle: Pours a hazy golden beer with a long lasting off white head. The aroma is citrusy hops and grass. The flavor is sweet with hoppy grapefruity finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fløska at Ølbaren, Cph. Clear deep golden colour with a nice white head. Quite hoppy fruity citrus aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is also quite hoppy, citrus and grape fruit and exotic fruit, bit malt. dry. Long lasting bitter finish.
Drunkenpanda (6) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours clear amber with a smokey white head. Malt is of light hay. Nose blends floral and citrus hops. Medium body, taste along the same lines as the nose. Nicely balanced. Alcohol pokes through towards the finish, which is moderately bitter with lingering floral and orange flavors. In the realm of top five IPA’s
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Dark black with deep walnut hues on the edge. A fairly large, sticky, cloudy, frothy cafe colored head. A bit above average retention that settles into a thin layer of lace and then later just a ring of lace.
S - Very nice smelling with plenty of coffee aroma and a fair amount of hops as well with citrus being strongest but some others. Some chocolate/cocoa and some other roasted aromas. Good amount of earthy aroma.
T - Taste is similar to the nose, but it isn’t as enjoyable or as good as I had hoped for in comparison to the nose. Coffee and roasted barley and oats provide a lot of the flavor. Pretty well hopped as well with some citrus and earthy flavors being the strongest. Some sweet chocolate and a touch of caramel.
M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth and fairly creamy and chewy feel. Pretty good but not the best feel in regards to other oatmeal stouts.
D - Pretty easy to drink beer and tasty. Although with the onslaught of roasted flavors and hops make it a bit more difficult to keep drinking it all night.
Notes: A nice beer with a lot of roasted and hop flavors. Lots of coffee flavors as well. I thought this was a good beer and it was tasty, but it wasn’t top notch.
gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2010 Another top IPA with a good kick in the ABV%, refreshingly hoppy aftertaste.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fun beer. Interesting smells, there is so much going on in this beer. It has a ton of hoppinest to it. I would like to try this again, its very tastie
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a 1/4 inch head. Citrus and bready scent . The hops are apparent with a lingering sweet malty flavor (not my favorite balance). A decent IPA.
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight piney nose. Flavor is piney hops, not finding any malts, finishing with a lingering bitter aftertaste. The ’extra’ in the name is only a word - this is just an IPA that’s loaded with hops. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz bottle. Pours rich orange and clear. Carbonation is strong, aroma is sweet and malty. Hops are definitely there but not especially fruity or fresh. Beer is very malty and bitter, finishes tart and dry. Definitely a heavier dipa, bitter deep malting is what i’ll remember. Not a favorite