MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crunchy pine and grapefruit hops hanging on the palate, culminating in a dry bark ending...Malt is non-consequential it seems, this a hop quaffer...As pleasantly sense numbing and thirst quenching as Rogue's Brutal Bitter...
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Robotopera. Mildly hazy dark yellow color, thin white head, little lace. Great nose, very sweet and dry. Strawberry / peach? Nectary. Good carbonation, crisp. Nice, mild aftertaste. Slightly on the syrupy side, but it works. Good IPA.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Golden colour with a thick, sticky, white head. Very fresh hoppy nose, grapefruit, light papaya and other tropical fruit. Flavour is well-balanced. Moderate bitterness, but loads of hoppy flavour, pale malt sweetness that lets the hops shine. Tropical fruit in the hops. Great balance. Clean malts and a tasty hop bill. Nothing to complain about here.
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good nose of grassy fresh hops, dank almost, some honey and birch and pine scent as well. Crisp and moderately light on the tongue, some grassy honey flavors, light and refreshing, could almost convince me that it’s a wheat hybrid at times except for the tangy bitterness. I thought this was a pretty decent IPA, meaning that at the very least it satisfied my hop cravings.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 06/08/2003
Golden coloured strong in alcohol and sweet on the palate. Refreshing lasting malt finish.
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Hoppy nose with notes of flowers and fruit and even a hint of alcohol. Thin/medium body. Hops stick in your mouth. Taste is mostly orange and a bit peachy, with some other fruits. It sounds like a good combination, but it didn’t really work for me. Bitter finish.
czar (8823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at brewpub. bright golden, orange tint, slight haze, decent head. tons of citrus, bready, decent malts. prickly, light body. ok.
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light copper with off white head that lasted less than a minute. Initially the aroma seemed slightly spicy like a chili pepper. Behind that is sweet maltiness. The taste starts with a medley of spices that I can’t distinguish. I swear I taste chili powder. After that are light floral hoppiness and some sweet maltiness. Interesting brew.
drowland (8477) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 8/11/11. 12oz bottle. Almost clear dark golden pour with a small, fluffy off-white head that fades but laces a ton. Old lady perfumey aroma with oxidation and an overload of caramel malt. Sweet perfumey flavor as well with a hint of dry grass. Blech.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Straw with a coarse bubbled, tufting head festooning the glass. Neat hop Punk IPA juiciness on the snout; grapefruit, passion fruit, tomato vine, lemon and lime wine gummage with a crumb of biscuit. Lean and spiky with a big slug of puckering, tonic water and grapefruit juice bitterness mellowed slightly by stewed tea, liquorice and honey-dabbed biscuit. Drinks like Punk- a big welcome surprise after the tipper that was #9.