Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Immy via trade. Oh dark and powerful one, blessed am I to receive your bountiful tidings. Anyhoo, on to my review. Pour was a vibrant copper color with a one-finger white head of tight bubbles. Some lacing. The aroma was very nice. Citrusy hops with a bit of pine and even some coconut (I was gonna say I smelled some Coppertone suntan lotion, but we’ll just say "coconut"). Flavor was bold pine and citrus hops draped over a malt backbone that seemed to wobble under the weight of the hops. Finish isn’t as clean as I expected and the mouthfeel was decent but a bit more on the watery side than I anticipated.
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tulip glass. Amber color with moderate head. Hoppy grapefruit, pine and somewhat sweet aroma. Taste is more sweet and less bitter than expected but it is still the hops that clearly dominate. Thin body with a quick dry finnish. Easy to drink. Alcohol is welll masked.
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golen/amber coloured body with a small light tan head with big bubbles. Strong pungent aroma of fresh floral and piney hops, along with some malt, cardboard and a bit more hops. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour full of pine and flowers followed by a very light malty flavour rounded out by some nuts and caramel. Aftertaste has more of the same, a rather dull malt taste and a light hop bitterness that seems to last. Overall, a decent beer - nothing more, nothing less. I definitely wouldn’t say this is one of my favourite IPAs, although I wouldn’t say this is an IPA at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased by my brother-in-law from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia on 26-March-2007.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Was a little congested when I had this so I might have to try it again someday. Poured a thin watery looking orangey honey color with a small white head and average carbonation. If you never don’t know what people mean when they say it has a piney hop smell then try this, pure pine resin smell on this with nothing else coming through. Flavor was only hops and water.The hops weren’t strong or overpowering like an IIPA but seemed to be the only ingredient almsot as if they forgot to add the malt. Body was very thin and it seemed more like hop water then a balanced beer. Not horrible but no way near what I was expecting from the ratings I saw.
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. If you dont know what CAT PISS smell´s like then buy this beer and the aroma will give just that smell. But if you can go past that, this is a good beer.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jess’ cosy inn.]
Had some fun over this and talked about the smell of fruity cat urine aroma from the cats livingbox. Not the best notes for an IPA (my style). It must be the combination of some fruits such as abricots, grape fruits and flowers which can make it that way. A lightbodied flavor, some watery in spite of the 7,5 %, but it all ends up in a dry finish.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight reddish/orangey color with light yellowish hue and good white head. Good hoppy bitterness, but lactually lack’s the hoppy aroma. Very fruit like with lemon, peach and spice. Got some grassy aromas and taste. quit thin when you think of the label.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of grapefruit and apples. Good palate. Overall the flavor is sweet and fruity (mostly from the hops), and there is some slight bitterness. Nice balance in flavor.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, no date from Dickinsonbeer, thanks Paul! Pours a clear honey orange with a one finger offwhite head with pretty good retention. Aroma of grapefruit and piney hops, caramel and a bit of toasty malts. Very nice hop aroma. Flavor was a bit more piney with some good earthy bitterness to go with the caramel and toasty malts, followed by some biscuits and a semidry minimally bitter finish. Moderate carbonation with a creamy medium body. This is good stuff.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Jasonmech77. Thanks, Jason. The aroma, while hoppy, was not the nose crinkling, senses jarring experience I’d expected fromt he label depicting a hand scqueezing every last drop of hop oil from a hop cone. In fact I smell me some caramel malt in there. The body is a tea colored amber with a diminishing tan head that leaves copious lacing. Fore is, again, not as hoppy as anticipated. Definitely a hoppy brew, but there is a bracing malt balance and the hops lean toward a kind of essence oil of citrus and pine. Finishes fairly sweet and malty, but mixed with hop bitterness. Drinkable and not the hop bomb I feared.