ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vibrant floral/citrus nose. Expected hoppy bitterness. If you know what youíre in for this is great. Iím not looking for smoothness here, but I think the Tupperís Hop Pocket by Dominion has the hoppy boldness this has but with a smoother, more complete taste.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, there werenít kidding about the hops. While the entire brew is dominated by the hops presence, it dosenít overdo it. Typical grapefruity-hop aroma, but not all that strong. I really didnít notice the malts much, and the hops left a lingering dry taste. But thatís exactly what itís supposed to do. My taste buds may have grown accostomed to the hops over the course of the drink because by the end, te beer seemed tame. OF course it may have just been too warmed up. Still, this exemplifies what I take to be the defining characteristics of an IPA
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Had it from a bottle, but still want to try the cask-conditioned draught. Great hoppy aroma with a bit of citrus. Foamy head that sticks around for awhile and provides light lacing. Copper brown color. Medium carbed but smooth palate. Nice finish. Refreshing. CASK-CONDITIONED: Like it better from regular tap or bottle. This was served at room temp. Huge head, nice color. OK aroma but more citrusy than hoppy. Had an off 'lemon cleaner' flavor. Give this a 3.8
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one had quite a rep, and it lived up to it, it had alot of balls. Rock solid taste, with a delightfully understated aftertaste. If your gonna use the devil in the name, ya gotta bring it, and it does just that.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been saving this one for a while and I am glad to say that I was not dissapointed. Creamy head that didnít last all that long. Amber in colour. Dry and bitter with an aftertaste that lingers in the back of your mouth. Fantastic.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Best before Jan 17, 07. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Nice appearance and mouthfeel, but...it just doesnít have a very interesting or enticing aroma and whatís there is somewhat tainted by the vitamin B yeast smell (similar to Prima Pils, but not as bad here). Fairly good balance for the style, but as with a lot of American examples, itís too citric for my tastes.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a great ipa that has the hoppyness ya gotta luv. Definately a bitter ipa the way it should be iím a hop head myself and this is one of my faves by all means
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best IPAís I have ever tasted. The hops explode in both the nose and the palate. This is a big, full flavored beer with a ton of body to back up the hops.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tons of character. Malt alone is pretty deep and well pronounced, caramelly/ toffeeish. But thereís a strong overlaying hop palate that could cause many a heart failure without the malt strength. Outstanding complexity.