peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange-amber beer with nice and thick off white head. The nose is one and all hops, it is herby and has interesting tones of mint and pastis. It also has hints of citrus, dry malts and wood. The taste is smooth and dry at the same time. It is nutty, and has touches of bread and lemon zests.
Aftertaste is refreshing and fine hoppy, it stays in your mouth for minutes.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange coloured with an off white ehad.
Aroma of hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
Flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits.
madsberg (11255) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled - courtesy of Mullman. Thanks a lot. Orange/amber coloured. Uclear. Light brown dense head. Pines, herbs, caramel, some fruits and light sweetness in the nose. Yummy. Flavour as well is very intriguing. Piney, herbal, flowery, light spiced and smooth sweetness. Full bodied. Balanced and quite complex. Dry mouthfeel. Is citric and heavily bitter in the end. Good one.
MattShizzle (587) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sort of cloudy. Very good. Very intense flavor. Not as hoppy as I expected, but could be due to balance of high gravity. Almost like a barleywine.
Hildigöltur (5105) - 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 (1095) - 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 (355) - 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.