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 ol’ IPA strong hops character well-balanced with light caramel malt. Frothy, medium-light mouthfeel. Bitter, dry finish. Pretty good.
sudsmeister (74) - 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. Lot´s 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 that’s cause I’m 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 (15386) - 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 (6208) - 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.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Via Marconi’s in Lansdale. Aroma is earthy deep hops. Taste is the same. Easy drinking with a slightly balanced hop bite. Not too bitter. Altogether a good IPA.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a small long lasting dense head with nice lacing. Caramel with faint apricots and citrus in aroma. Dry bitter flavor then some more bitterness whith a bitter finish. Bitter bitter, too bitter to bother.