badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, February 23, 2005. Dark gold color with a thin head. Apple and hoppy aroma. Good crikey... I think they might have added some hops to this one. Heavy hops and pine flavor with some more of that apple and citrus blend. Good malt backup. Damn fine tasty pale.
Re-rating, January 20, 2010: Copper color with a medium head. Big orange and tangerine aroma. Moderately bitter flavor. Light grass, orange and caramel malts. Really lovely.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Extremely hoppy aroma, what else to expect? Very hoppy taste without any hint of malt, what else to expect? Dry and long hoppy aftertaste, what else to expect?
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Props to Duane. Poured amber, with a HUGE off white fluffy head. Wonderful aroma. I detect, something sweet, under the barrage of pine sap hops. Flavor is hops of course, but there is a small amount of malt sweetness to help balance this. I am NOT a hop head, but I enjoyed this.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale amber colour, thick firm white head. Soft but really strong juicy hop aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Loads of citric fruit in flavour with silky smooth malt profile. Fresh green hops in the long bitter aftertaste. Very good.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep hazed copper, thin white creamy head. Nose pumps out grapefruit, spruce, florals, sweet buttery toffee, and caramel. My older bottle seems to be more balanced then past fresh bottles that typically were hop nation. Even so, flavor is still hops galore with a bitter-sweet rich malt backbone shining through nicely. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth, creamy, bitter-sweet citric finish. One of the best APA’s in the world......
hopsMD (5) - Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely balanced, complex palate sweet, piney/resiny. Dry pleasant finish with a medium bite.
Tmoney99 (13076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color medium white head. Complex aroma of sweet malt and hops. Flavor was very good and finish was strong with small bite. Good beer to use as my 100 beer rated on this page. Great service.
gdoak (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap. Orange in appearance. Very hoppy flavor with a taste of orange. My friends can’t handle IPAs, so I ended up drinking theirs as well. Very good.
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear copper colored brew with a creamy thick tan head. WOW, another wondeful hop explosion. Man, who doesn’t like the aroma of Cascade hops, it’s so refreshing! Just as tasty as it smells. Has a nice malt flavor too, some crystal perhaps, it’s there but you have to find it. With several IPA’s I’ve aquired in trade, you guys are turning me into a real hop head! No complaints, keep them coming!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a well balanced beer! Nothing dominates over the other, malt, hops, great flavor, A-1 American beer, 3floyds should be proud! Balanced!