skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance of a brandy, with a thick syrup consistency. Lacking the aroma expected of a hoppy beer. Full-bodied, yet not as harsh or a finish as some of its cousins, yet all of the body is there. Consumed alongside Dogfish Head 60 and 90, and Stone IPA this was the champion.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite IPAs. This time on draft at Kellian's in Philadelphia. Aroma a bit off, and head not as creamy as sometimes, but still great looking pint: deep copper color and leaves great lace. Goes down as well as always: a load of hops (columbus?) and a bit maltier than I remembered. Alcohol sneaks up on you after the pint is gone.
rajendra82 (1030) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 Poured out a clear amber to orange with a look of sweet tea, The moderate sized head settled down to a thin collar of bubbles that left a good amount of clingy lace. The aroma is fairly mild piney hops with citrus notes. Tasted sweet and crisp with a slick oily mouthfeel. The finish is dry with a more distinct hop aftertaste. Very tasty and drinkable, but not bold enough to justify the name HopDevil . Very nicely balcanced, and would serve as a great introduction to microbrews for someone perpetually sucking on macro swill. If I could get this locally, I'd drink it fairly regularly.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great east coast style IPA. Very balanced with lots of good hoppy flavor. Was unique in that i am moslty used to west coast IPA's. A good brew
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very worthy imbiber. With a strong sharp hoppy flavour and a mellow honey color that is quite heady this makes quite an impression. This is the quintessential IPA, sharp in hops, mellow in aroma with a lingering malty citrus flavor. Excellent!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber color, nice off-white head. Very full aroma, malt, hops, bread, fruit and nut. Excellent! Flavor is quite hoppy, but not as hoppy as expected! Is has lots of other different flavors: rosted malt, nut, spices and pebber. Hopefully I will find this beer on tap when I travel to the US this summer!! It is absolutely excellent!!
Rastacouere (6172) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body wearing a thin sticky off-white head. Aroma is bready, toasty not unlike a good pilsner's, but with a huge cascade profile (grapefruit, orange) and traces of earth and honey. Taste is typicla to high alpha-acid hops IPA, very lemony, grapefruity. A tart and bitter mix with no stand out quality. Body is clean, rather thin with a biting carbonation. Overrated from my perspective, not even among my favorite half of the style I believe, but the aroma is good and quite complex. Thanks to The_Beer_God though!
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lighter look with a good off-white head. There was a strong citrus hoppy flavor. The finish was bitter, hoppy, fizzy, and dry
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic copper colour with creamy tan head. Releases citric hops-a-plenty even from a few feet away. Nice. First sip is like walking into a pine forest where there happens to be a bread baker eating grapefuit. Very dry finish with a subtle bitterness lingering after the slightly sweet mouthfeel has left. Definitely a well-crafted and eminently drinkable beer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, shaker glass. Pine, citrus (lime/grapefruit), flower hops (M), cookie malt (L). Slightly hazy, deep red-brown body with a tight, creamy, eggshell head that's slowly diminishing. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a heavliy bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: not too much to separate from a host of IPAs except that it's just extrememly well fashioned.