BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very nice. Very well balanced and smooth. Beautiful in the glass. Citrusy, green fresh aroma - hint of malt. Nice hop finish. Thanks again to Fly :)
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of the most perfect american ipa's. very balanced, with a sweet and a malt(!) taste. nice hazy orange color. so easy to drink for the strength too. beware! but find it
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only beer Iíve ever given a 10 for aroma. Excellent hoppy boquet that masks a bit of the bitterness in the finish. Not an everyday drinking beer for me but great nonetheless.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Pours a slightly cloudy orangey golden. Aroma is the show stopper with a wonderful bouquet of citrus hops with grapefuit up front. Taste follows the aroma with more floral hops than anticipated. A little bit on the bitter side, but not in a bad way. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean. Highly drinkable. Nice IPA.
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Farly dry, With a nice pleasant bitterness. very cleaned brewed, very nice. well balanced bitterness, aroma hops and malt sweetness.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely, hoppy aroma...very open and clean. Appears coppery-gold with a slight haze. Taste is bittery-floral - opens into a perfume-bitter arrangement...dries out on the palate to finish smoothly. Great beer...incredibly complex IPA.
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím surprised by the 100 rating on this beer. It is definitely lacking on the hop front. Smooth but as their signature IPA it should have plenty of hops.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spectacular beer. Pours copper, with a thin head. The aroma is of citrus and hops, with a hint of flowers. The flavor is the perfect combination of hops. Bravo. I liked this better than the Ruination, and its available in a six pack.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Hoppy as can be. Reminded me of ginger, pepper, lemon grass. very rich and drinkable.
Have to add a caveat to this beer: because of its extreme hoppy-ness, your breath will smell "beery" for much longer than you think, as I found out even after a very thorough floss and brushing!
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite IPA so far. Great hoppy flavor and aroma without the bitter aftertaste. A must try if you are an IPA fan.