JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got the bottle at Halftime Beverage which seems to have a great selection of this companyís beers. It had a biting hoppy aroma and after the first sip, I thought that this beer is up there with Dogfish 90 minute and Victoryís HopDevil. But what keeps it from going over the top IMHO is its wetter finish and the bitter ends I tasted throughout the beer. Its tasty but a bit on the harsh side (yes I know IPAs have bitterness and love this style). It was a bit coppery in the finish as well. Iím ready to hunt down the other S. Tier beers down now.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks rudolf. Ruddy and slightly hazy orange-amber colour with a small head. Big aroma of pine & spruce, orange zest, and some fruity malts in the background. Flavour is initially milder than I expected based on the aroma, with caramel and nuts off the top, but the finish has a long, lingering hop finish, with some peppery notes. A really nice session IPA - at least it would be if I had more than one bottle and could make a session of it!
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. 10 May 2005
Bronze coloured. Weak head. Malt sweetness from munchener malts I would guess. Slightly papery. Oxidized? Nice burps from pine woods...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color, very mild carbonation (poured nearly flat), this IPA has a moderately hoppy flavor. This is a good session drinking beer, not an over the top IPA
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draughrt at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Reddish orange. Clean floral hop aroma with nofes of apricots and peaches. Sweet and floral flavour of yellow fruits. Clean sweet and spicy aftertaste.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/ornage color, no head. Quite mild fruity, hoppy aroma. I had Victory Hop Devil before this one, and maybe thats why I found this IPA a little weak.
roder60 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red amber color with a quickly dissapating white fizzy head. Aroma is hoppy and floral, with a good balance of sweet malts as well. Flavor is dominated by hops with a pretty dry aftertaste. Overall, a pretty decent IPA.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orangy color, white head. Hoppy nose with citrus notes. Medium body with strong hops flavor. Nice and bitter, a little grapefruity, nicely balanced by a little malt, but not much. The palate is the real pleaser, with lingering dry bitterness. At my original first tasting, I was pretty unimpressed, but now Iím on my last bottle, and itís grown on me. Quite a tasty IPA, and light enough to enjoy several bottles of.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iced tea brown, a little bit light ruby. Slightly hazy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly off white head. Quickly diminishing. Vinous, sweet, marginally metallic aroma. The flavor and body arenít nearly as bitter as the nose would suggest, which is somewhat dissapointing. Malt isnít very chewy. Overall, a well-crafted IPA.
rickgordon (3828) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mugs Ale House, New York.
Dark amber colour. Deep, zesty hop nose with a wood-dry flavour. Mandarin notes. Rich malty. Nice, not overpowering hop profile ending on a dry note. Medium-full bodied. Yummy!