BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney like a Christmas tree. Bitter hop bite with a slightly sweet finish. ABV tasted higher than I thought it would have, alcohol added to the sweet spice flavor. Very good.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle via trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Pours a little hazy, yellowish-orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine. Mouthfeel very smooth, almost slick, a bit prickly. Sloppy spots of lacing. Flavor is mostly pine and a bit of fruitiness with a moderate bitterness overlaying. There is malt in there but I could almost "feel" it more than taste it. Finishes smooth, a little bitter. Good.
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours clear orange with a small white head. very hoppy aroma with flowers and pine in the deep whiffs. i have to say i couldn’t remove this beer from within 4 inches of my face it smelled and tastes so good. nice balance between hops and malt. dry finish with nice hop bitterness. next year i’ll be buying two cases of this wonderful treat.
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally sweet IPA, my favorite style of beer done right. Delicious hop flavor and beautiful aroma... great body... the total package. Highly recommended.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange colour with a small dense white head. Hoppy aroma with floral and pine notes and some pineapple fruityness along a balanced malty sweetness. Hoppy pineapple fruity flavor with a light malty sweetness. Dry finish with pine notes. Thanx to sk8viking for this one.
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was worth the searching. Hoppy piney aroma folowed by a malty, fruity flavor balanced not overpowered by the bitterness.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beer is a clear, medium-caramel color with a small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is as billed. Malty with a light note of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Heavily hoppy with obviously bitter notes of sticky resin/pine, dried apricot, light note of cedar; Yeasty with a light note of dough, trace cheesey. The flavor is heavily bitter, moderately sweet with a long, moderately bittersweet finish. The body is medium, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is fizzy.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Cask at Barcade. Wow... this smells incredible. Rich fruity aroma, peach, berry and a soft pininess as well. Soft bready malts and a light fruitiness on the back. Juicy tropical fruit and light pine. Excellent balance of soft lightly wheaty malts and juicy, juicy hops. Thanks EDA for this one!
Tap as Spuyten Duyvil. Clear golden beer, thick white creamy head. Aroma is very fruity with strong blackberry/cherry aroma, herbal hops and enough pale malt to back it up. Some faint grassiness. Flavour is moderately hoppy, fruity blackberry with some earthy and grassy notes throughout. Fairly lean-bodied, but is well balanced nonetheless.
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1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a nice glowing amber body with lots of visible carbonation. Nice very thick creamy/frothy white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet grapefruit, delicately balanced pine, nectarines. Very nice. Haven’t smelled another IPA that smells quite like this. Curious balance of hops. The flavor is a nice pine and sweet maltyness. Grapefruit and other mysterious flavors. Perhaps juniper berries? The palate leaves a nice light resin feel on the mouth. Slick mouthfeel. Quite a good IPA.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bam! Nice and hoppy everywhere. The aroma reeks of citrusy and floral like hops that carry through with a punch in the flavour. This isn’t a runious bitter hops flavour, rather it is a well calculated IPA that is big and tasty with the right mix of hops.