Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured. Very hoppy aroma of grapefruits. Very hoppy sweetish flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Medium bodied. Good, but not very balanced.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: Pours hazy light amber/orange w/ a lasting off white head. Wow! Pungent little bugger! Piney and grapefruity hop aromas abound! Malt balance in aroma definitely a bit behind in this race, but lightly toasty and caramelly. Frutiness is all grapefruity hops. Balance is pretty much the same for the flavor. Grapefruity hops dominate the flavor profile, but well balanced between sweetness and bitter. Finish is slightly to bitter and hop flavored. Fruitiness again is all about the grapefruity hops. Heavier medium body, smooth mouthfeel, well hidden ABV which I’m just realizing now is 9%! Medium carbonation. The only downside... Well, there really isn’t one, except if you don’t like Simcoe hops!
kdrobb2k (24) - Willingboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where do i begin? The aroma: After popping the lid I knew this was special. Pours an average copper with a light head and lacing. Looks are deceiving. A big hoppy flavor with subtle sweet piney taste and bitterness that bursts off of your tongue. Smooth leaving a wonderful aftertaste. This has a high alcohol content which is not noticeable so be careful as it will sneak up on you. A quality complex brew that is worthy of a permanent place in the beer stable.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is of big simcoe hops.Pours copper with a white head that fades and leaves some nice lacing.Nice hop bitterness followed by some good malt flavors.Finishes with the simcoe hop bitterness.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy Hops Batman! This baby i overloaded with those lovely Simcoes. From front to back, top to bottom. Pours a hazy orange with a thick head. Rich flavor throughout with a nice malty sweetness. Excellent IIPA!
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-Amber appearance. Strong Hop Flavor mixed in with citrus and other earthy flavors. Smooth and refreshing. High Alcohol content (9%) is hardly noticeble. Overall, a fine beverage.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from zathrus13. Cloudy and hazy with a definite aroma of citrusy hops creeping out from the bottle even before I can pour it. My tastebuds are secreting saliva as I pour it into the glass..do I drink it from the bottle as it will be faster?? No,really this is a very good brew from Weyerbacher. Nice a bitter on the back of the tongue
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, thanks NachlamSie. Pours dark amber almost ruby in color with a thick off-white head, that lasts until the last drop is gone. The aroma is strong on the citrus/fruity hops, and a slight bit of funk present also. The flavor is a well balanced hop festival. Lots of citrus, pineapple, and enough maltiness to keep it from being overly bitter, or one dimensional. I am really surprised that only one strain of hops was used in creating this beer, because it’s so dimensional.
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Bottle split with Muenster. This beer is good from the get go with a cloudy dark amber body and a tall white head. Lacing is dense and throughout the tasting the head stays firm. Ah, my craving for an IIPA is teased with a deep, spicy, floral aroma. The scent is quite fruity overall with a boquet of citrus and sap. The mouthfeel is right on, just slightly sticky with medium carbonation. The stickiness really accents the sappy flavor profile. Over top, we have very bright notes of grapefruit, pineapple, pine seeds, and sweet caramel. I’m amazed at the depth derived from the use of a single hop strain. Clean, assertive, and balanced, this is an excellent example of this American style.
[Sept 23 2007] Got another small bottle of this one. This is definitely one of my favorite IIPA’s. I thought I would have something to add, but I think my initial rating sums it up quite well. I’d just like to note that I still agree that this beer is awesome.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a reddish hue...very piney..bit of honey, a splash you might say...aftertaste of grapefruit and misc. citrus..not as good as i anticipated..the label is the shit though...the grapefruit is extremely overwhelming on the taste/aftertaste....then it gets in a warm mix with the resin and gets itself in a sour/sticky mess...just an awkard combonation of flavors, may be really good if pared with the proper food...alcohol is disguised quite well