oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, small beeige head. Strong fruity (citrus) aroma. Flavour is hoppy fruitish with some caramellish hints. Also some spices are present in aftertaste, kind of peppery kick. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
BottledMIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Golden dark honey color, small off-white head. Flowery hoppy nose. Sweet in the frontm flowery hoppy, not hoppied to extreme, so quite drinkable, but straightforward IPA. Not bad, but not extremely good either.
sampled at the brewery during GABF.
Pours an amber color w/ a tall off white head w/ some good lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of citrus and pine scents w/ a touch of carmel. Palate is lightly oily and well coated. Flavor is a well blended piney bitter w/ hints of grapefruit and carmel. A well done IPA rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Somewhat hazy orange, small white head. Hoppy dry aroma, some fruits, citrus and grapes. Very hoppy flavor, dry bitterness, grassy and metallic. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 (Bottled) Hazy amber color with a small, bubbly head. Deliciously exotic-fruity, aromatic-hoppy nose with a hint of underlying toffee maltiness. Flowery, sweetish and slightly smoky, aromatic-hoppy, piney and exotic-fruity flavor with nicely balancing, somewhat grainy maltiness. Long, lingering, resiny-hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, astringent palate with medium carbonation. A very enjoyable, exotic-fruity IPA with grainy maltiness carrying it nicely. Good stuff!
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
12 oz bottle-with Thanks to Ryan for going back to the cool room
that one extra time! Pours a Thick light tan head, color is amber-brown. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is hoppy. Finishes with a squeaky, dry, clean mouthfeel. A very nice beer.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Orange with beige head. Aroma is dominated by grape fruit/seville orange. Flavour is bitter with seville orange. Large body. Gachupines (1252) - USA - SEP 25, 2005
Pleasant aroma, taste is somewhat aggressive without being overpowering. Bitter hop bite with a lingering aftertaste. Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
This is a nice IPA, but it isn’t great. It’s easy to drink, oily but not biting on the palate and it has a great piny hop aroma. It finishes slightly acidic with a bit of malt caramel sweetness. It just doesn’t have a hefty enough flavor to be great. Still very good. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Lovely caramel-amber pour with a well-retained clingy white head. Quite a thorough lacing on the glass as this went down. Very pleasant and decently strong aroma of pine forest and grapefruit. Somewhat oily and slick across the palate, with a tacky, bitter caramel finish. Flavors followed the aroma well, but the bitterness was a tad too abrupt toward the back of the mouth. Good IPA.. but not a great IPA.