mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2006 Beautiful copper colour with solid (yellow!) head and good lacing. Minty, spicy hop aroma with fruity (oranges, sultanas) and caramel notes. Flavour is dominated by hops - very nice - with the malt strong enough to balance. Not actually that bitter, however.
I reckon that the hops in this beer are concentrated too much around the middle-palate (ie. loads of hop flavour) but is lacking somewhat in hop aroma and especially in bitterness. The hops don’t taste all that American either. It’s a good beer, but not really what I was expecting.
seuinoz (223) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
can you say really hoppy.
keep you up hoppy, hoppier then anything i have ever tried.
i really really love it.
one of the best
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice orange color, decent ivory-colored head with some lacing. Aroma is flowery but not as good as expected. Taste is very spicy and floral, which is a good thing, but to me it could be a little richer and more malty.
The bitterness is pleasant and lasts long after the sip, in fact long after the beer is gone.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a creamy beige head, that helps to show off a nice deep amber color. An aroma of floral hops. Hoppy tasting with notes of lychee, definitely American hops in this one. There is loads of hop flavor in this one, along with a pleasing bitterness. This beer was not as bitter as I was expecting, but it is very well balanced with a subdued maltiness.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well hoped but not overdone. Blends well with the other subtle flavours. Can't take the place of Two Hearted for me though.
bierkoning (12024) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask GBBF. Head disappears fast. Weird aroma: blackcurrant and peach, I can't exactly get my hands (or nose) on it. Loads of flavor. Malty, full bodied, almost thick, in fact. Loads of hops, licorice. Long fruity hopbitter finish. In fact a bit too much of everything.
thedm (5494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized off-white mostly lasting bubbles that left an excellent lacing and a hazy uncarbonated light brown colored body behind. It had a strong hop aroma along with a medium hop flavor woth some malt and spice notes.
scrontus (4) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful red color. Wonderful I.P.A. Another winner from Victory.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA. Tons of hops in the aroma and flavor. Nice lacing. Medium bodied with a crisp and bitter finish. Would definitely drink again.
Bryan (4) - USA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nicely hopped. Not as complex as I would like, but priced perfectly for my everyday IPA.