amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
HUGE hops aroma, orange color, thin head. This is another example of what I call a very "green" IPA, it seems to be over hopped without the malt balance. This may improve with aging but I doubt it. This is good for those who like th BIG GREEN Hop flavor. But it is no Dog Fish HEad 90 minute IPA.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
red-amber colour, big creamy head, flowers, honey and lemon in the nose, thick and very bitter, smooth, long bitter spicy finish
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A surprisingly good beer. I thought it would be gimmicky.
Rich amber colour. Good head retention. Earthy, peppery nose w/ floral hints. Thick, sticky, resiny feel. Taste: earthy, spicy, peppery, yet fruity ( citrus?). Quite a complex beer. Nicely balanced w/ a lingering, hoppy finsih.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hoppy nose reminiscent of Hop Devil, amber body, quickly receding head, crystal clear. Nice spicy flavor, but the body seems a touch flat and lifeless.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
surprising malt balance for a super-hopped beer
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a slighty sour smell, but otherwise very tasty and refreshing. Not as spicy as something with 4x the hops of an IPA, but better than some that is for sure. Didn’t dig the Jetsons’ style label, but it did draw my attention.
chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For so much hops it was amazingly easy and refreshing to drink. So floral and fresh. I want another!
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Piney resins are injected into caramelized apples, creating a balanced quaffer of an IPA…Earthy hoppiness develops good bitterness and plenty of leafy angles...There is nothing special here, but it’s a pleasant hoppy quencher nonetheless...
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah this sucker’s got hops. Definitely not a session beer, but a delightful way to break up any monotony you might be feeling in your beer regimen.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
’Hops Infusion has four times the dry-hopping as our already hoppy IPA.’ Really? Must be a candy ass IPA then. While this does have a solid earthy, grassy and straw-like hop aroma, it is nowhere near what I expected from the description given on the label. Hop flavor is nothing short of full, but seems schizophrenic. Earthy, grassy, citric and every other hop descriptor you can imagine in here. Malt? Yes, but not to balance. No worries though, as hops are meant to be the stars. Copper color with a medium head. Overall, a disappointing experience.