Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Orangy colour with orangy head. Aroma is strong with warm hop florals and malt. Flavour is just as good as the aroma. Strong hop flavour with sweet malt oiliness coating my mouth. Light alcoholic hints. Strong bitter aftertaste. Should of bought more of this one.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber in colour, lingering light brown/beige coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is very rich, insane amount of hops, some alcohol, caramel malts, cookies, oranges. The flavour turns quite sweet, chewy, very hoppy, the alcohol makes to attempt to hide, lots of citrus, some pine, caramel. Hot mouthfeel, medium/large body, high carbonation. Finishes with a long and large alcohol warmth, very hoppy. This is a bit unbalanced from all of the alcohol, tone that down a bit and you would have a nice IPA.
650ml bottle from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York for $6.49
Purchased on June 30, 2006 opened on April 6, 2007.
No best before date.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of Secret Santa. Aroma was sweet citrus varity. Red body but held to light an orange color. Good off white head. Flavor wasn’t dry like some imp of this syle can be. A juciy thicker body texture of sweet citrus with the dry bitterness in the background. Refeshing brew and smooth on the palate with minimal dryness.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus, floral, lavender hops with thick underlying toasty malt sweetness and peachy fruits in the aroma. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to a thin but lasting partial cover with some sudsy lacing. Malt character suggested in the nose doesn’t translate to the flavour so well leaving this one a bit like an over-hopped peach juice. Fruity esters and citrus hops with rather pronounced bitterness. Light medium body with moderate though short-lived carbonation. Bottle sampled with Altair, beerbuzzmontreal, Cathschlag, Glouglouburp, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Yowie.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper color. This was the third IPA of the night, so I was very aware of the differences between this one and the other two. Lots of hops, citrus but with a considerable amount of malty sweetness thrown in. This one was edging closer to a barleywine, but still defintely on the IPA side. Nice brew, worth a try.
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...pure amber in color...thick head, eggshell in color...aroma smells clearly balanced of IPA vs. malt.....wow!, nice and clean with an intense hop presence, balanced quite well..hops take over a bit more than the malts, but in a respective manner...a bite on the finish, me like
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty damn good. A nice clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma had a very profound pine note and subtle orange, some caramel notes. Flavor was initially sweet but sweetness lingered into a decent hop bite. Finish was warm, but otherwise alcohol was well hidden.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, amber color with citrus and floral notes. Decent malts with a fairly heavy hop finish. Pretty good.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light color, slightly hazy (hopefully from the hops). Head is fleeting. Smells like a DIPA should, citrus and floral. Big hop flavor and bitterness to match. Just enough malt to keep it from getting catty. Well made.
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I saw another reviewer call this a "hopped out barley wine." I was trying to come up with a way to describe this beer and that hit it perfectly. I see some others say the alcohol was hidden well. Maybe my taste buds were in rare form when I drank this but the alcohol came through strongly for me.