blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ah, good olí Stone, you canít go wrong with these guys. Pours a clear amber with a small foamy white head. Awesome aroma of fresh floral hops. Delicious flavour of fresh citrus hops with enough malt to make the taste very well balanced. Excellent and what most IPAís should strive for. If I could I would always have this in my fridge.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 If you really like hops, there probably isnít another beer you should be drinking. It has a very crisp and distinct flavor. The first time I tried it, I wasnít sure it was for me...now...I canít quite get enough.
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Orange golden colour, mediumsized white head. Fruity hoppy flavour and aroma. Wellbalanced flavour, which also has some malts and caramel in it.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Flowery (trefoil) hoppy nose (no suprises here). Flowery with good malt profile, sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable.
pilsnerrogge (2680) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured. Nice head. Hoppy aroma. Clean hop bitterness with notes of raisins. Nice one.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color tall white head well laced. V big cascade hop aroma w/ touches of lemon and a light copper. Smooth oily palate w/ some light cream. Flavor is a nicely bitter grass and grapefruit w/ a tiny hint of carmel. A very well done IPA.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Pale golden with a small head. Pine and aromatic hops in the aroma, slightly sweet-fruity, scotch-toffeeish, very balanced. Fruity, quite complex and neutral flavor with butterscotch and malt. Long, bitter-hoppy but not aggressive palate. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated, smooth and drinkable palate. A very nicely balanced and drinkable, smooth IPA.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and Tupalev, bottle courtesy of yours truly. Last beer of the evening, nice solid brew to wind down with. Poured clear gold with a decent white foamy diminishing head. Aroma is primarily fresh strong grapefruit hops, enough malt to balance it, and some resiny spruce. Taste follows that, finishes fairly bitter but not too aggressive - Iím no hop-head, and I quite like this one - a solid, classic west coast IPA - should be a staple in your fridge, if you can get it regularly.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is not the "aggressive" beer that itís brother, Arrogant Bastard is. Less risks are taken with the flavor. But iltís still a fine example of the style. The color of this beer is pretty incredible bright orange gold. The bitter is extremely well-developed and balances nearly perfectly with the malts and the fine barley finish. My favorite IPA to date.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber color, decent head, almost fruity aroma, bitter taste with almost wheaty-hoppy finish.