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.
smroush (23) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is piney hops. Taste is piney hops as well. Not a bad beer, though fairly simple and straightforward. Not much balance or complexity.
high_on_hops (612) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a white head and lots of lacing. It has an aroma that smells like raw hops with lots of line and some citrus. The flavor is raw pine and citrus hops up front with a long, bitter finish over a medium body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gaultier (290) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, citrus, some kind of berries, caramel. Taste: Hoppy, caramel, pine needles, some sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with hoppy notes and pine needles.
minutemat (1502) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bottledog. Pours amber. Massive resinous hop aroma continuing to the taste with bucketloads of pine, resin, tropical fruit & malts with a restrained bitter finish. Lovely stuff.
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dino’s Sports Lounge. Pint glass. Great lacing. Copper, maybe deep golden. Hop hits you on the nose. Malt undertone comes through as you begin to drink it. Heavy hop presence in the middle and especially at the finish. Reminds me of standard MN hoppy IPAs. I enjoy it. The hop devil went down to PA and beat Johnny this time.
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Orange County while on holiday at my daughters: 8th July 2014. Looked good, amber with an orange hue to it’s body the head an orangey beige colour. Hops all the way here, and I liked them. Piney in nature but with a malty undertone ensuring the beer is not too bitter. It was up against Anchor Liberty Ale and Ballast Point Big Eye in my mini-tasting and this beer won hands down in my eyes. Very, very drinkable: in fact I had the whole four pack while staying in Cali (plus plenty of other beers too of course).
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 BOTTLE 355ML. BB 2014-09-29.
Look: clear brandy-amber, light beige frothy head.
Aroma: tropical fruit, sweet citrus with pleasant piney notes and some rotten fruit too. Also lots of caramel and honey sweetness.
Taste: some fruit, rich malt profile, caramel, honey, light to moderate hop bitterness.
arnold931 (518) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours fairly clear copper with off white head. Nose is lots of pine. Taste is spicy with pine on the back end.
BPBrewCrew (18) - Batavia, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A war of the ages. The difference between right and wrong. The separation of good and evil. The space between heaven and hell. This beer balances it hoppy flavor on the high wire between them all. HopDevil battles for your favor by delivering a calming effect as you find your inner demon. It goes down easy and beckons you for more. Caution my friends - a drinkable beer like this one can easily silence the angel on your shoulder and bring out the devil in you.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
visionthing (2677) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grünerlřkka brygghus. Clear amber with an off-white head. Malty hop juice aroma with caramel, fruity notes and hints of herbs, citrus and malt. Fairly sweet with the hoppy and fruity notes. Finishes with a balanced bitterness. Decent stuff, but lack of freshness pulls down.