Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great IPA from my night of IPA drinking. Pours out a really impressive copper with small head. Nose is a great mix of citrus fruits and pine with a descent amount of malts. The flavor is really where this ones at though. It really feels as if all those hops float around you mouth letting you grab different flavors off of each one. Would really love a case of this beaut.
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is quite the enjoyable IPA. While it does not have the slap you in the face, overwhelming hoppiness of say, an AleSmith IPA this one has some nice things going for it. Beer pours an attractive light copper color with a retained beige colored head and lots of lacing. Aroma is pretty hoppy but not overwhelming. Flavor is where this one takes flight. Very enjoyable, citric hop bitterness with just a hint of malt sweetness in the background providing a suggestion of balance. Very enjoyable. Thanks Andre’!!
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Super tasty - both in bottle and draft. Cool logo as well. Once the last sips of the bottle I have remaining are gone I will be pining for another.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a flat gold with an average frothy white head. Head deminishes but produces good lacing. A very good spruce hops aroma with a little touch of sweetness. Has a light body with a thin texture. The carbination seems a bit soft. Has a kind of watery finish. The flavor starts good and fades nicely. I would perfer more of a kick but its still good. Has a good aftertaste, seems to load up on it bitters. Its a very refreshing beer.
Dorwart (2382) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sized frothy head of white bubbles. Very creamy on top. Light carbonation. Thick sheet of lacing. Wonderful, big hops aroma with a whole grapefruit in the glass (not really) a whole bunch of dried flowers (again not really) and about an 8 foot douglas fir tree (you get the point). Makes the mouth salivate just from the smell. Color is a bright orange brown. Smooth and easy drinking with a boat load of bitterness. More grapefruit rind, and spruce. Some malts for balance but this is all about hops. Sof in the mouth yet dry and puckering at the finish. Little spicy also but I am sure that is from the hops also. A great brew and one that will have a permanent home in my fridge.
MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A better than average IPA. Nice and hoppy, while still malty. Hops dominate. Can tell this is a strong beer.
VAYankee (332) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, orange/amber body with an offwhite head. Strong hoppy(pine) aroma, with a nearly hidden background sweetness. Flavor is dominated by hops, but along the way a nice maltiness comes through. Finishes with nice dry, but not overpowering hops on top of a mild malty sweetness..
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 I’m down to my last 2 bottles out of a case of this stuff, so it is time to rate it. Clear amber body with big creamy, off-white head that fades to a cover, nice lacing. The aroma has some caramel, but is dominated by supper juicy, pine and citrus hop notes. The flavor is also very juicy, very fresh hops, lots of pine and grapefruit. Solid malt backbone with a relatively low bitterness makes this a suprisingly well balanced IPA. Mouthfeel is smooth but slightly thin.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic. Crisp clean flavor, loads of hops but not overly bitter, a mix I wasn’t even aware was possible. Utterly smooth, tastes a little fruity and green, the respectable ABV is completely hidden. Solid body too, not watery like some IPAs. Delicious, complex, and insanely drinkable.
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Not a huge fan of IPA’s, but this one is worth a try. A frutiy hoppy scent is present. Very hoppy tasting, but not overwhelmingly bitter or yeasty. Makes Victory Hop Devil seem fairly pedestrian. Very smooth flavor which is easy to drink despite the alcohol content.