rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 12 fl oz bottle. 12147 PKGD. 6/26/13 A. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO.deyholla (11505) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Exotic fruits, floral and sweet hops, moderate bitterness and sweetish malt in the stunningly delicious aroma. The flavour is smooth, extremely smooth. Exotic fruity and sweet with balancing maltiness. Perfectly balanced. Smooth and soft carbonation. This is the American IPA at itís best. Incredible. I wanna travel to Kalamazoo...
Draught at the Bellís Eccentric Cafť, Kalamazoo, MI.
Hazy amber colour with a small white head.
Extremely fruity aroma with exotic fruits and mild bitterness. Very balanced. Fruity and piney hops, moderate bitterness and maltiness in an absolutely tasty flavour. This was the reason I travelled to Kalamazoo...
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Firkin at Ashleyís. Poured a cloudy amber gold with an off-white head. Aroma was full of hops bring out a pleasant pine note, while there is an undertone of fruit, a bit of apple perhaps. The flavor was deliciously balance with pine notes as well the slightest sweetness under the bitterness. Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NVshrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, floral and hint of pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity, slightly dry and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. Lime, tangerine, and pine hops aroma. Hazy orange-amber with moderate head and nice lacing. Sligntly sweet tangerine flavor quickly followed by moderate pine hops. Strange finish - after swallowing get a watery slightly metallic taste with pine hops returning a few seconds later. Nice that its flavor isnít the typical orange grapefruit. Desverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
Can shared with Niller, sourced from Mikkeller Bottle Shop, Copenhagen - hazy orange amber coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of fresh juicy tropical and citrus fruits, hoppy and malty, some caramel sweetness, tangerine, grapefruit and peach, pine needles, hoppy bitter finish. Canned only a couple of months ago, highly drinkable, gorgeous brew.
j12601 (11055) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle from daknole (thanks!). Pours a hazy orange gold with a large beiged white head, leaving lots of nice lacing as the head settles out. Loads of floral and citrus hops on the nose, and a little bit of toast. Medium to thick creamy body, with lots of sweet malt. Nice grapefruit finish, but it takes a little while to come to the forefront, developing rather slowly. This one was from batch 8678, packaged on August 13, 2008, so about half a year of age on this, so I may have to see if I can lay hands on a less than one month old one at some point and re-rate it, as I thoroughly enjoyed it, but would love to taste it even fresher. hopscotch (11051) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2002
The aroma is of hop blossoms, FTD flowers, fir trees and freshly ground black pepper.
Hazy, deep golden hue with a large, rocky white head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing with great lacing.
The flavor is that of bitter juniper berries and pine/fir with just a suggestion of the heavy malt and high gravity alcohol.
Full-bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
Long, citrisy, bone-dry finish with a woodsy, gin-laden whisper at the far end.
Very nice IPA. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Yeah this is a top notch IPA...Bells does it AGAIN. Beer pours a slightly cloudy golden/orange color with a medium white head. Aromas are hops, pine, and more hops! Flavor is delicious. Hoppy, faint hints on honey, light malt notes, perfect carbonation. Best IPA I have ever had I do believe. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Date: May 28, 2000
Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: strong citrus hop aroma
Flavor: lots of tongue scraping hop flavor on top of slightly sweet malt base, light lingering bitter finish
Date: April 30, 2005
Source: rich oís new albany IN
Appearance: dark yellow with slight chill haze, thin white head and nice lace
Aroma: light sweet malty aroma with plenty of hops
Flavor: good solid hop flavor, touch of sweetness to balance, long bitter finish, nice touch of citrus in the aroma and flavor to add a bit extra complexity
Date: April 28, 2006
same as it ever was
Date: April 23, 2009
Source: rich oís new albany IN
Appearance: hazy orange, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: the definitive huge sweet grapefruit aroma, fruity orange, lots of crystal sweetness balanced by citrus goodness
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: sweet fruity orange flavor like when you first break open an orange and dive in face first, light balancing bitterness keeps the sweetness in control without detracting from the fruity goodness
Overall: it just doesnít get any better than this
Date: December 09, 2009
Source: taco mac alpharetta
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, touch of grapefruit
Flavor: big grapefruit flavor, nice bitter grapefruit rind, sweet orange
Overall: milder on cask making it all that much more drinkable
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Botella. Unclear deep golden colour, medium white head, ok lacing. sweet tropical fruity hoppy citrus pine aroma. Flavour is very hoppy, exotic tropical fruits, citrys pine, sweet, bitter. Long lasting sweet like dry and bitter hoppy fruity citrus finish.