probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2009
0.5 l bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Batch no. 349, BB 310313. DE09/08. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2009
App.: Deep amber, big flecks of yeast, large off-white foam.
Aroma: Very American – lots of thick grapefruit, pine and resinous hops, big gooey caramel and toffee malts, quite fruity.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly soft carbonation, slightly astringent.
Flav.: Much like the nose – lots of C-hops, somewhat fruity with light nuttiness; off-dry with good bitterness.
A very American-style IPA from Norway, hmmm.
Pours a slightly hazy copper dark orange with a HUGE amount of froathy manilla head that shaped itself into an iceburg and stayed that way for the entire glass. Looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is good piney hops with slight citric undertone. Flavor is unexpectedly sweet and malty, almost velvety mouthfeel. Mid drink it changes to a tad bit of pine hoppiness then finishes as an interesting mix of the two flavors. Very different take on an ipa. That1Guy (2238) - Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Ooh, Jakebra liked that shot right there. Superior IPA. Good hop nose. Flavor is very smooth and sexy and it finishes surprisingly sweet, but that doesn’t detract from the awesomeness. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Slight gusher when opened, gives a hazy dark copper body with two large fingers of dirty whitish head. Biting citrus grapefruit, floral hop aroma. Taste is malty caramel with a much lighter citrus hop finish. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
very nice cloudy honey-amber color with a huge foamy white head. great retention and heavy soapy lacing. very spicy aroma with pine, grapefruit, and pinapple. sweet maltiness and caramel up front followed a smooth citrus spice aftertaste...much like the aroma and commercial description promise. motufeel is nice and creamy and the finish is long, crisp, and smooth. excellent ipa.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle cracked open like a 2 year old sour, with great amount of carbonation. First smell was great, and the pour came with a thick laced head and dark colored brew. The taste is great, a lot of high AA hops mixed and balanced with a good deal of malt as well. I was a little worried at first it was too malty but it just makes it easier to drink, but dont mistake that for being a weak IPA. Pricey for me to get but loved it. agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
16.9 oz. bottle. Poured dark, hazy orange with tons of sediment. Creamy off-white head with no lacing. VERY thick and malty for an IPA. The Cascades definitely take a back seat to the malts in this one. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Tasted 11/28/08. 500ml bottle. Filtered with a deep amber hue. Finger width of quickly dissipating head. Hoppy citrus aromas. Slight cola nuance with a candy sugar and berry undertone. Solid aromas. Medium bodied with moderate malts and a dual hop profile. Nice mix of bitterness and citrus candy. Moderate effervescence and an astringent rye like quality. Dry finish and mildly soapy hops. Solid palate roll. and complexity. Good interpretation of West Coast IPA’s. CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2008
Highly enjoyable IPA with good east-coast qualities. Doesnt surprise me that this has great ratings here, should be greater. Once again we see that West Coast IPAs are great, but can be imptoved upon, and this improvement, ironically, is coming from the east, and in this case, just a bit further east. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle from Canals in Lawrenceville, NJ. Extremely hazy light mahogany pour under a very tall, thick and long lasting tan head. Curtains of acing. Lots of pine and citrus in the nose but they play third fiddle to a malt-dominated flavor profile more along the lines of traditional English IPAs. Rich texture and satisfyingly bitter, warming finish.