DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Holy hops. Perhaps my favorite IPA, at least to drink on a regular basis. Great in bottles and on tap. RERATE: I didn't lower the rating too much, and this still remains one of my favorites all around, it just isn't quite as good as I once thought. The hop syrup feel is oh so smooth, given that it tastes like pinecones. Relatively full bodied. Bitter aftertaste, somewhat sticky, finish is more on the malt side. I think I figured that since I rated this early on in my ratebeer days that it wasn't as hoppy as I thought, but upon returning to this wonder, but nope, it really has got tons of hops. Lovely beer.
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is malty and hoppy the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish. 6
tristanlaugher (117) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, little no head, golden amber. From a bottle. Hoppy, full, pretty good.
melush (2463) - SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 35cl / Botella 35cl.
@ Liquor Shop Yoshida, Toyama, Japon.
A: Amber / Ambar.
T/S: Malt, hops, citrusy, resinous / Malta, lupulo, citrico, resinoso.
MrGGen (330) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Versa di un bel colore ambrato,con sottile schiuma di scarsa durata. Aroma fresco di luppolo con sentori caramellati. In bocca risulta discretamente corposa, con note di malto e caramello ben bilanciata dalla buona luppolatura così come è bilanciato il lungo finale. Più che soddisfacente.
CDMANN (1) - west Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you are a fan of IPA's this one is a must and will almost certainly jump to the top of your favorite brews!
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Perfumed zesty hop aroma. Dry, and spicy, reminiscent of British beers. A bit like an ESB - and good stuff.
rentonj7 (169) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper/bronze with generous dark beige head. Beautiful aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, pepper, grapefruit, melon. Thick sweet lightly toasted biscuit base on taste, more floral hops than nose, mild fruitiness, touch of alcohol punching through - super balanced. Great medium, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation. Finish starts sweet and wet before drying bitterness lingers. Just awesome.
Michael27 (312) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually at Hopfenreich on the tap. Farbe, anfängliche Schaumkrone und Geruch o.k. Dann läßt aber stark nach. Kann man gut wegtrinken und dann eher vergessen...
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Heavy malty aroma of caramel and roasty. Heavy hoppy aroma of citrus, pine and grapefruit. The flavours starts sweet but finish moderate bitter. The body is medium and the texture juicy. Soft carbonation
Smithld1 (142) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the rake. Quite a treat. Loving the hops and a very pleasant aftertaste. Malty, and bit soapy. Good enough for me.