bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden copper color with medium head. Great hoppy flavor! One of my favorite IPAs!
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rerate: orange with nice head. The grapefruit hoppiness makes my mouth instantly water. When I lift my glass, I’m not disappointed, as this baby has bite, lots of it, and a healthy malt backbone that I didn’t find the last time I tried it. Gotta get some more of this one!
Rasmus40 (11274) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar. Hazy golden with a lasting and creamy white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit and pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 250412
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, heavy bitter hops and balanced with aroma hops.
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle @ Tasting at my place.
[thank you, after4ever]
Pours orange amber with a slight chill haze. Aroma is mild and fruity sweet with a good dose of hoppiness, but is really isn’t over-powering. Some caramel as well. Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Flavour is hop, hop, hops :o) Good backing from malts, but the hops are really at the fore here. Very, very dry, but also very one-sided. I’d prefer the 10th Annniversary Edition.
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Rich hop aroma, with pine, grapefruit, mango, peach, tobacco, perfume, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet malt flavour obviously balanced with a huge bitterness, and a pure hop flavour character. But I like my extreme IPAs to be less sweet.
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Same aroma as bottled perhaps slightly less intense. Flatter flavour. Lower score, but this style shouldn’t really be made for cask serving.
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely balanced aroma of hop and malt. The hop seems citrusy, but hard to be sure. Translucent amber gold color with a white head that tries to lace. Starts with citrus hop and malt. There is so much malt that the 100+IBU is balanced. Not a bad thing, and the finish is bitter, but it’s not over the top hop. Good to drink.
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler. A true leader in the category of the IPA. Pours a clear, golden-orange with a fine, pure white head. The innocuous appearance doesn’t prepare the drinker for the journey that follows. Huge hop aroma with big notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. Flavor accentuates the hop character. Piney and resiney, this brew wallops the taste buds with intense hops bitterness. Some sweet malts enter the fore to offset the bitterness, Dry, hoppy, lip-smacking, sticky finish. A must-drink for the hop-heads out there.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a foamy, retaining to rocky offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is sweet tangerine & grapefruit, bubblegum, malt. Taste is lots of dry, biting hops with back up malt, alcohol. Taste gets mellower as I progressed, or my mouth and tastebuds got mellower.
brokensail (10998) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: A clear pale gold color with about 1 finger worth of foam that slowly drifts away. Pretty decent lacing.
S: Pine and citrus, hop resin, some floral qualities as well. Some malt sweetness, but very minimal.
T: Very bitter, lots of pine, some floral background. The hops are primarily on the front with a slight amount of malt on the finish.
M: Not much carbonation, medium body, kind of sticky on the tongue (especially as it warms).
D: Bitter and boozy, but a delicious DIPA.