fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a golden honey color and leaves a very thick white lace that clings to the side od the glass. The floural hoppiness is ever so present along with the citrus, grapefruit, honey, grassy notes and cloves. This beer starts with a grapefruit hoppy bitterness on the palate then slowly takes you to a smooth sweet honey clove flavored finished with a mild citrus squirt. This beer is well rounded and amazing, by far one of the standards for American IPA.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden, slightly cloudy color. Had an amber tinge to it. Head was a creamy white foam that lingered before dissipation. Enormous hop aroma. Made with bits of real panther, so you know its good, --> thatís the hop smell strength we are talking about. The taste is richly bitter and the mouthfeel is very nice. Very much enjoyed this brew. Wish it was cheaper because iím "ballin on a budget" until summer...
Aquilo (560) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of hops, but light and pleasant overall. Golden amber with a fluffy head and some nice lacing. The aroma is light and hoppy; someone mentioned grapefruit and I agree. Strong hop and citrus flavor, with a light satin finish.
Capa (2149) - Transient., - JAN 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I hope you like hops, cause this brew has plenty of it. Crisp and refreshing. Poured golden in color with some white head. One of the best IPAs Iíve had
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange beer with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma with a pineapple/ citric fruityness. Sweet, light malty flavor with a citric hoppyness and a dry bitter finish. Thanx to Luke for bringing this one to Denmark.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops Hops Hops and more Hops. Not much citrus because I believe they do not use Cascade. Spicy maybe Columbus Hops. Very Very crisp dry due to high %. Best aromas as well. Very likable beer
thornecb (4666) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Poured into a shaker. 1-inch white head with nice lacing as it dissipates to a solid base across the glass. Very crisp, hoppy aroma with hint of spruce. Golden with a little haze. Very well-balanced. A little fizzy with mild bitter finish. A very enjoyable brew.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep amber color. Small off-white head mostly diminishing. Aroma is strong hoppy aroma . I love an IPA. In this case this is one of the better varieties of an IPA. Strong hoppy, bitter taste but with substantial malt backbone. Full bodied. Love the palate
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Okay wow what an IPA, the hops are perfect, they are there but they really make the beer. Pours a golden color nice fluffy head nice amounts of lacing. Grapefruit aroma and taste. MMMMM"
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is citrusy sweet with some floral hints. The color is a nice golden with a white head. Strong hop taste is evident with hints of citrus and a mild finish on the palate.