JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Golden color with a light citrusy hop aroma. Flavor gas some mild citric "C" hops with some bready-sweet malts. Medium mouthfeel. OK, but not really impressive. lb4lb (2613) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle courtesy of BlackForestCO as an extra. Thanks dudelamas (1642) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pours a gorgeous opaque dark amber with a lasting big beige head. Smell is sweet, tart maltiness and nice fruity hops. Bit of hibiscus smell too. Taste is fairly dry, and hoppy with not much sweetness. Mild bitterness with good floral hop flavor. Prickly and sticky mouthfeel. Nice, unique IPA. Thank again dude
11.5 oz. bottle. Pours a murky, rust-colored amber body with a finger-thick tan head. A rich, malty aroma that features lots of roasty caramel upfront with some resiny hops underneath. Medium to full-bodied. A whole lot of caramel starts things off taste-wise. Finishes with some ample hoppy bitterness in the form of grapefruits and orange rinds. A little biscuity too. Nice balance. bhensonb (15355) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
330 ml. bottle. Dark amber color with a significant beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel, citrus and resin. Medium body with creamy carbonation. It tastes really fresh. The roasted malt is there, but the hop seems to overcome it. I’m not saying it’s unbalanced, but I’m not saying it’s balanced. The finish is both sweet and bitter. I am saying it is absolutely delicious. Works for my mouth. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a deep amber with nice off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is very nice, caramel malt, piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, very well done aroma for an american style IPA. The flavor however was weaker and the body was slightly watery. Well balanced IPA and fairly complex, just a little weak on the palate.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a hazy brownish-yellow color. Aroma is resinous and slightly malty, not much else. Flavor is sweet and cloying, with little hop character coming through. Average. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Hazy amber, small lacing head. Caramel malty, mildly piney nose. Flavor is caramel malts, flowery & a bit piney hops. Very easy, it’s missing that last bite. Medium bodied, smooth palate. Drinkable, but somewhat dull. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours a decent copper hue with full creamy head. The nose is quite floral hops. The flavor falls short and is a bit below average. More bitterness than anything without balance. philippem (105) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 En fût:Delicious crystallized citrus fruits and grapefruit flavour. Refreshing and comforting; with a powerful (but marvellous) bitterness in mouth. Lots of (resinous) hops (I smell and taste Cascade ! Am I right ?). Lovely hazy reddish and/or orange dress. Extremely well-balanced. The more I try it, the more I fall in love with this beer. It might be their best beer of all (I know, It’s hard to choose!) --- j’ai écrit ça dans le temps en anglais sur BeerAdvocate et euh, j’avais pas envie de me traduire malgré la nécessité de la chose !
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2008
en bouteille: les dernier exemplaires en bouteilles (disponibles sur le marché assez aisément) me rappelent davantage une english ipa avec un malt un peu plus présent et un houblon davantage résineux que citrique. elle est agréable mais n’a pas grand chose à voir, à mon avis, avec l’extraordinaire version enfuteillée.
Bottle sampled with Mad_indian. Pours amber with a good size foamy off-white head. Aroma of spices, caramel, citrus, and piney hops. The flavor is caramel, spices, light fruitiness, citrus, a good hop character. Very refreshing brew, good body and mouthfeel.