VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear orange witha thick white foamy head. Hoppy, fruity (almost like pineapples) nose. Medium bodied, malty witha nice hop flavor and bitterness. Very good.
drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
awesome base ipa. very hoppy aroma and flavor. nice malt backbone. not overly bitter. i could drink this all summer long and be a very happy person.
golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great beer. Rich colour. Great aroma. Smooth poor. Excellent American beer. A great beer.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
floral, smell to it hazy, orange, color a minimal head, a light taste medium body, average carbonation, bitter, finish
hopheadfett (50) - Oak Ridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber, a tinge hazy, thick foamy head, great retention, great lace. Nose is hops and citrus. Taste slapped my tongue with hops and citrus, extremely balanced, finishes a tad dry and deliciously bitter. Long lasting hop taste in my mouth after sipping. A benchmark in IPA’s, always good, refreshing.
VVilliam (50) - USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Simply fantastic. Pours a nice amber with little head. Smell of hops and malt. The taste is exceptional, the perfect mix of hops and a note of caramel. Finishes superbly with no excessively bite. Would definitely buy again.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The perfect American IPA. Beats one of my favorites, too-- draught Harpoon IPA (which is near and dear to my heart, being from Boston). Body is just right-- not too light, but heavy enough to carry the malt and hops. Color is probably a little too light for an IPA, but that’s a minor complaint. Bitterness cleanses the palate without being overwhelming. Outstanding brew. Highly recommended. I would love to try this on tap some day.
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dat lacing. Pours a hazy straw color with a nice white head. Brilliant lacing n the glass. I love it. Fruity estery aroma along the same lines as Ruination. Taste is mostly hops - resin is strong and pine is in there. Mild citrus flavor peaks through as it warms up, but not enough. Good beer, but doesn’t feel very balanced. I prefer a little more malt character in an IPA. I think this beer’s big brother Ruination hits the nail on the head in terms of balance.
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid, very hoppy IPA. Pours a translucent amber. Smells of citrus. The hops lean more towards grapefruit than pine, although pine is there too. Orange rind-like finish.
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark honey color. Not too much head but there was some lacing. Some piney, and floral hops in the nose. Tastes have some tart citrus and piney flavor. Also some sweet bready malt. Light to medium body and fairly dry. Nice IPA.