document (36) - USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I apparently didn't rate this, when I thought I had. No other IPA begins to approach. This is pure hops with the barest possible minimum of malt "balance." Simply outrageous hops, so much that you need to steel yourself before each sip. Do it, because when you do, each sip is bliss. This is the one, real deal, but only when you can be as pure and uncompromising as the beer itself.
gallaghermurph (36) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly clear gold orange with red accents with a large white head that lingers. The lacing is all encompassing. Aroma is powerful hops with flowers and citrus. This is a HUGE beer. Hops upon hops. After what is a pillage of bitterness, the sky clears to reveal an incredible complexity of floral, citrus and maybe even candy flavors. Oh there’s malt alright – for those that find their way through the hops. Believe it or not, it’s really well balanced. More flavors. Grapefruit. Pine. The alcohol lets you know it’s there, but pleasantly so. This isn’t a thick beer at all, but it really wants to be chewed. Great for sipping. Again, this is a powerful one, and will be the only beer you’ll taste for the rest of the day, so make it your last. Even for someone who’s not a huge IPA fan, this is a great beer.
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it out into the glass and it produced a very nice golden color. Transparent characteristics with a fine white head. In my opinion, a great looking brew. Smell? First red flag. It smelled somewhat of oranges, but it seemed a little stronger than that - in a bad way. It was a little sweet but every time I kept smelling it I was reminded of orange cleaning product. Not pleasant. Taste? Second red flag. It had a very strong taste of hops with a strange fusion of oranges in it. Problem was that it tasted just like it smelled. It reminded me of cleaning solution and I did not enjoy it at all. I had two other people try it and they agreed with my conclusion. The texture was actually nice if you rule out the other characteristics. It was a pretty smooth beer with an interesting contrast of flavors. Although it was a little too sharp.
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is smooth with low to medium head. Color is golden orange. Smell is very hoppy lots of grain. Taste is first fruity then amazingly bitter and that lingers.
Espo1 (35) - - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - golden yellow with tight white head
A - great aroma with heavy citrus and pine notes
T - big IPA that hits the tongue hard but finishes dry
M - well carbonated
O - great IPA well deserved accolades and stays on the palate well after you finish a glass
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect double IPA, scores a 10/10 every time when fresh ( as with all IPA’s).
samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful floral aroma, silky yet lively mouthfeel, and so easy to drink. really very very good beer.
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smelled lots of green! I expected this to be a little more rough than it was bitter wise. Tasted some citrus! Good beer
tobizag (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
had the pleasure of enjoying this masterpiece while witnessing the ny giants own the patriots....while the pour, nose, and head are wonderful to behold, it is the flavor that makes this IPA stand out from the crowd. it begins smooth and full on the palate, quite malty and warm. as the drink progresses, the hops slowly blossom until you are left with the incredible bitter finish. buy this. drink it. enjoy.
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CLoudy golden appearance sith a frothed white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a flowery malt with sweet undertones. Flavor is fruit like with a sharp bitterness from the overwhelmingly hopped brew. Very good. Palate bitterness holds tight and finishes with a crisp hint of sweet clover. Unique. One of my favorite IPAs. Will buy again.