Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, this bottle says best by March 18th 2013, so it’s about a week past its prime. Pretty clear beer with some small particles floating around. Two fingers worth of head that stays at about one through the glass. Very nice lacing. The aroma is of spice and malt with hops there, but definitely in the background and more subtle (I presume because of the age of this beer). The taste is... interesting. Truth be told, it tastes like V8 juice to me as far as the "spice" is concerned, but without any vegetable notes (thank God). Sweet through the front of each sip, with a slightly bitter, spicy finish. Really, I get a LOT of peppery notes in HopDevil, and I don’t mind. The mouthfeel is smooth, and a slight coating is left in the mouth on each sip. HopDevil’s a very good beer, and this one’s not even fresh. I would try this again out of a fresher bottle.
HeistAlmighty (1153) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Simply a delightful IPA. Very flavourful but not aggressively or jarringly bitter. The balance is just right. Looks, tastes and smells just like it should.
IPAgutten79 (603) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Mørk gylden med lavt skum. Aromaen er malt, tropisk frukt (ananas) og humle. Smaken er malt, sitrus, humle, tropog karamell og tropisk frukt. Bitter ettersmak. Medium konsistens.
ThreeCats (605) - ISRAEL - DEC 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear mahogany with an of white head. Aroma floral with citrus and caramel notes. Taste of his and a little cardboard, not particularly bitter, would say this is a pale ale except that the palate is more bitter (and cardboardy) than a pale ale would be. OK
Vighals (1394) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangebrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter humle, grapefrukt og fersken. Bittersøt smak av frukter, fersken, ananas, bitre sitrusskall og humle. Medium kullsyre, ganske lang bitter ettersmak.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, herbal, hops, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, caramel.
RafeAU (190) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from plonk. prominent hop aroma and bitterness but less hop flavour than some American ipas. but not a problem, just its style. Nice ipa.
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber, solid 1/2" beige head, full curtain of lace. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that adds clear citrus hops on the swallow, only to have the malt pull even for a finish that has both lingering nicely. A superb IPA. High recommendations.
hawanna (2323) - GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,355 l bottle from Biervana
Dark golden Color, clear and with a frothy white foam.
caramel, cereal, grass, spruce, citrus, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
kespecial (34) - - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A terrific everyday IPA. Not west coast style--too malty--but 100% American in the powerful resiny hops. Very sessionable if not exactly low abv at 6.7. Pours amber with white head. Nose is spicy hops, pine resin. Flavor and palate is where the beer shines. Taste is sweet caramel malt followed by a rush of spicy hops for a dry finish. Very full bodied, but refreshing enough that it invites the next sip. Reasonable points of comparison would be Anchor liberty ale, DF 90 min. (sweeter and heavier), or Sierra Celebration, all of which blend assertive happiness with a firm caramel malt backbone.
RickReallyBrew (32) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect IPA. Meets and exceeds all of my standards. Good hop nose and finish. Plenty of malty flavor! Yum!