Ungstrup (37577) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
An orange beer with a small beige head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some notes of alfa acids combined with slight notes of alcohol and peaches. The flavor is sweet alcoholic with strong notes of hops - giving it a very dry end and a good body. Nice one. omhper (25113) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2004
Bottled. Pale amber, brief head. Rich grapefruit aroma. Full bodied and sweet with clean mouthfeel. Sugary and enourmously hoppy with extremely bitter finish. An ambitious beer that misses the target. The malt profile is too hard and clean, it’s too sweet and the biterness in the finish is like ink. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Amber coloured beer with a rather small head. Incredibly delicate, fresh, flowery, hoppy nose. Rather sweet caramel malts in the flavour although an extremely dominating aromatic hoppiness quickly takes over. Very complex and tasty beer. 300605 madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
21st June 2010Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2005
Cloudy brown beer. Thick biscuit coloured head. Light soft palate. How does a six year old DIPA hold up? Actually not too bad - the caramel malt is to the fore. A little hop remains - spicy and grapefruit. Smooth soft finish with a little aniseed. Adds up to an interesting and well balanced beer.
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that really hangs in there. Has a big hoppy nose full of citrus and pine. Good thick resiny mouthfeel typical of a nice highly hoppped double IPA. Great citrusy hop flavor with a little pine, with a good malt backbone. If you cant stand the hops, stay out of the IPAs!
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle 22 oz. Hazy golden color with medium head that diminished quickly. Complex aroma of hops, citrus and caramel. Medium body with creamy texture. Well balanced flavor similar to aroma with a long smooth bitter finish. Very good unusual brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some pink grapefruit. Taste is mild sweet, very bitter pine, grapefruit. Unbalanced. Medium-full body, alcohol well hidden. BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bomber from ratman197, thanks Don! Pours a cloudy sunset orange with a small to medium sized off-white frothy head, diminishes to a patchy, spotty and edgy film, spotty lacing. Aroma is oranges, pine and spruce hops, sugary malt (caramel, meal, cookie). Heavy pine burning alcohol and acidic hop flavor that fades somewhat, some sweet maltiness in the background, spicy hop and alcohol finish. Full bodied and fizzy, spicy palate. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a light cloudy orange with a medium-sized beige head. Has an incredibly fresh grapefruit and floral aroma! Smelled like someone just sliced one open in front of me. Full bodied and well balanced. Enjoyable! Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2004
A person could keep busy just tracking down the anniversary beers from the different craft brewers. This Double IPA is a rich orange/amber color with a medium and creamy off-white head. Nice lacing rings for the whole glass. The aroma is a potent array of hops, citrus and pine. Full body, and despite what the label states the hops are not overboard in any way. Actually the hops are understated at times, and there is a nice citrus and malt balance, making this a tasty treat. The 9% ABV creeps up toward the end of the glass too. The finish is tart hops with a hint of sweet fruit. All in all this is a nicely balanced Imperial IPA that I could enjoy any time.