NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Reddish-orange, mostly clear (filtered?), disappearing head and light carbonation. Aroma is equal parts sugary malt, sort of like pound cake, and citric hoppiniess that is lightly acidic. The flavor profile is dominated by a pungent, sharp bitterness. There's a bit of malt sweetness here I think, but more in the needle-in-a-haystack sense. Rather harsh and reminiscent of bile. The aromatic hops are quite nice, and I'm pleasantly reminded of the Arrogant Bastard, but I find this too acidic and bitter to be all that enjoyable. I actually prefer the Ruination to this one.
fanofIPAbeer (12) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The holy grail of the class. There is a challenger noted earlier this evening but yet, this one remains my highest rated pure IPA. Wonderful concoction.
hackobock (1183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a white head, Aroma is orange zest, grapefruit, pine, grass and biscuit. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, hard bread and orange marmalade. Finish is dry grassy lasting bitterness. Smooth medium body, average carbonation.
mjmoen (40) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with white head. Really nice hop aroma and flavor. Not as bitter as I was expecting.
HKdIPA (201) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Urbn pizza in SD. Grapefruit, pine, resiny hops. Malty but not too malty. Really good.
Maris (956) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 355ml bottle on 12/7/2014. I was absolutely stoked to find world renowned brew in a new bottle-o just up the road. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small to medium fine white head. Has a lovely aroma featuring caramel, grapefruit, lemon and a hint of passionfruit. The one screams quality from the first sip. There’s a substantial caramel malt background off which loads of citrus and stone fruit hang (orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, peach), with a dash of pear as well. The hops are satisfyingly assertive, with oodles of lingering resin and grapefruit kicking around. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. This is a supremely balanced IPA and totally deserves its big rep imo. A truly superb hop monster.
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, but mainly clear copper with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, pine, some lemon and maybe a little tropical. Mildy dank. Taste is bitter with grapefruit and pine coming out. Medium body, dry on the finish, overall solid IPA.
dlovell2 (660) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color with white head. Floral hop and citrus aroma. Nice dry citrus flavor with some grassy notes and fruitiness. Finish is grapefruit and pine. Lingering bitterness.
Maxbier (142) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Pours slightly hazey with white head. Aroma is citrus hop. Tast ia strong malt up front, followed quickly with lots of pine & citrus hops and bitterness. Plenty of bitterness all the way through the finish. Great great IPA. Thank goodness this bear came out when it did, and thank goodness it is still available after all these years.
CPH2200 (274) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml. Golden colour, medium head. Fresh bitternes, medium dryness. Spicy notes.
sturmthis (343) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Hazy gold/orange color with good thick head. Tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit and flower flavor. Doesn?t end so bitter. Enjoyable.