swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle buy in czech beer fest for 4 USD, nice ale hoppy aroma, golden to amber colour, hazy, white foam, rocky head, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, nice velvet bitter taste. I love this beers.
jkgraham (13) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2010 OK, Iím a rookie and Iíve tried only two IPAs: Dogfish Head 60 Minute and Sierra Nevada Torpedo. After drinking this at least I can pick out the hop flavors when I try other beers. IPAs are supposed to be bitter and that it is; but aside from bitter I though the Sierra Nevada was more carbonated had stronger flavors of pine, cedar, and citrus. I liked it better. If youíre into IPAs then I would suggest trying it. However, this style is not for me.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grass / citrus / grain. Clear medium gold-copper with decent head and retention, good lacing. Good olí IPA strong hops character well-balanced with light caramel malt. Frothy, medium-light mouthfeel. Bitter, dry finish. Pretty good.
sudsmeister (73) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another Sierra Nevada staple of mine. Dry, hoppy, tasty and relatively cheap. What a great brewery!
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours beautiful amber. Head is quite hard and creamy. Lotīs of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fantastic from apricot, hops, toffee, grass, candy and some nuts. Flavor is also fantastic. Apricot hops, marmalade, nuts and grass. Palate is smooth and quite easy. Aftertaste is medium long. Little bitter and sweet.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose on this IPA was dreamy for me, but thatís cause Iím not a hop head. Aroma was full of malt: biscuit, cookie, toasted bread. What a shock to then taste such a bitter beer....well, not such a shock given that it is an IPA. It was very bitter at first, although some sweetness came with the finish. It was a crisp, spruce/pine type hoppiness. Palate was smooth and nicely carbonated. Picture perfect.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Bottle @ Gradi Plato, Rome. Pours unclear amber orange with a small white head. Nose is heavy hopped. Peach and grapefrut. Very crisp and bitter flavor. Tasty. Re-rate 25okt-13. Crisp, fresh hops. Grapefruit and pine. 3,8-3,9.
Borresteijn (6087) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Gradi Plato bottleshop at RBESG Rome Day 2. Clear amber orange colour, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and good citrussy hops. Flavour is sweet, malty, fruity hoppy, grapefruit and pine bitter finish. Very smooth, medium to fullbodied, slick. Good.
SamsCellar (24) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this Extra IPA, pouring an amber brown with a hoppy, robust head that laced the glass. Smells of malty pine. Taste: lightly toasted malt front side with a citrusy-hop backside. Good carbonation. Nicely done.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on May 28, 2010 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden orange with a thick white rocky cap that lasted throughout. The aroma was weak sweet malt, pine, and an abundance of citrusy hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was definitely hoppy, a nice balance between the grapefruity hops and the slightly sweet malt.