StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a nice hazy copper color with a small white head that dissipated moderately fast. The aroma has big citrus notes with grapefruit, oranges and a touch of lemon. The flavor is very hops forward with biter piney hops dominating the front, the sides and the finish. Other flavors present include caramel, vanilla, oranges and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is full and malty. On finish the biter hops still dominate and they are a bit harsh and slightly astringent. Overall: This a great IPA for biter ale lovers (based on the beer I sampled). But, based on reading all the varying reviews, I’m betting that the brewery has problems with consistency. Lets hope that they iron out the rough edges. Recommended. kyzr (1602) - Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Good copper color with nice sized head. Hoppy citrus nose with hints of malt. Flavor was hoppy grapefruit with a real nice blance of malt that had a nice sweet bready taste. Nice mouthfeel that wasn’t too over the top. Good amount of alcohol, yet not too much. yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #15: Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Dry pine and woody hops aroma. Flavour is solid woody and hops. Light liqourice note. Ends with a light sweet caramel malt base complimenting the dry and slight liqourice hops note on top. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fordest. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of peachy hops and caramel. Quite full-bodied with plenty of sweet caramel and fruit. Distinct bitter finish with a solid alcohol burn. 190408 HogTownHarry (7084) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Cloudy reddish-amber pour with a smallish head. Smells ... hoppy! Grapefruit pith to be precise, with admixed alcohol, tart fruit and dry herbal notes. The taste had a huge, dry, herbal-resin bitterness to it, raw, rough and insistent, almost made you not notice the absolutely huge malt body to the beast - boozy, too. Considering how aggressive this was, the body was only so-so, and it could have had a bit more carbonation for my taste, but the war of acidity, astringency, bitterness and booziiness really lasted a while - rough and ready, but what a ride!
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops, alcohol, and spicy yeast. Taste is the same as aroma but not as prominent. Medium resiny mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours a nice semi hazy amber with a lasting light beige head. Smell is fresh, but mild, slightly fruity and citrusy. Taste is a bit astringent and bitter with some citrusy hops too. Nice lasting bitterness and resiny flavor. Average to thin body for the style, but easy drinking. Pretty solid beer. PhillyBeer2112 (2919) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Throwdown. Rye bread aroma. Resiny hoppiness, pleasing bitterness. Copper color. Unusual IPA. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle: Golden copper with a smaller sandy head. Nose is citrusy sweet and floral. Very bright and crisp. Malty and resinlike flavors up front with a lot of floral and citrus hops. Clean, dry finish. Mmmmm, dry hopped! Thanks Sparky77 juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Pours a glowing orange color with a foamy white head that settles fast. The aroma is all hops on this one with the bitter orange and grapefruit hops coming through along with a toasted caramel smell. The flavor is much the same with the bitter citrus and grapefruit hops dominating with some sweet caramel on the back end. The caramel tries to balance things out, but this one is all hop bitterness. Medium bodied and almost sticky mouthfeel from all the pine resin with a long, really bitter finish. This is one of the hoppier DIPA’s that I have had. Pretty solid, but nothing crazy by any means.