Ungstrup (37294) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
Bottled. An orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with ligh hoppy notes, while the flavor is sweet grassy hoppy, on a medium to low malt background, leading to a dry end. The alcohol burns slightly in the throat. Iíd like a stronger malt presence. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Dark orange/amber pour with some nice white creamy lace that diminishes to flaky white film. Aroma is attractive, fruity hops. Flavor begins fruity but ends resiny. Decent but pretty standard IIPA. thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Light floral hop aroma with some sweetness. Copper in color with a medium palate. Very bitter flavor up front with a good malt presence. Dry and bitter finish. Real nice if you are a hop head. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
EBF 2007: Clear copper color with an off white head. Aroma, some spicy hops, and some slight citrusy notes. Flavor, caramel, leading to some earthy and spicy hops with a nice bitterness on the finish. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Very nice hop aroma.Medium to deep copper with a medium white head.Great bitter hop and malt balance.Medium to full mouthfeel with a very balanced finish.
largemammal (1) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
A: Pours a sparklingly clear amber color with a frothy one finger cream colored foam like head. Excellent retention and sticky lacing.
S: Big juicy citrus fruit notes with a slap of pine also. Nice undercurrent of caramel malt and slight toasted grain.
T/M: Nice citrus fruit notes blanket the tongue followed by a raging rush of bitterness. Fruit hop notes get a bit drowned out by the excessive bitterness, which lasts on the palate for a good long while, and take on more of grassy characteristic. Toasted grain is present also, but only for a short time as again the hop demand attention. Lip smacking tongue scratchingly bitter. A bit juicy and chewy and just slightly buttery. Medium to thick bodied.
D: A very bitter beer, but still a good one. Definitely worth seeking out if youíre a hophead HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Shared with tupalev, my bottle from Consumers Beverages in Buffalo. Poured bright, refractive copper with an average beige frothy head - I like to see some cloudiness in my I2PAs, but this was a lovely colour (4-). The aroma was quite muted, hard to derive any profile from it at all - light slightly funky resiny hops, a bit herbal or medicinal, ever so faintly lactic-sour. Taste - oh boy, NOW thereís character - I got a huge up-front hit of grapefruit pith alpha acidity, which clung to my tongue like a drowning man, backed by average yeasty malt which had a unique sulfury/peppery quality that put me in mind of a strong black Chinese tea - and a really long bitter finish and afterlinger. Average body and carbonation, quite an acidic/bitter mouthfeel, bitter, leafy and hardly any alcohol presence shouldered past the acidic hops - Iím sure itís there, but I couldnít really make not of it. Itís so uber-hopped that balance doesnít come into the review - itiswhatitis. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
22 oz bottle, from Phoenixville location. Pours a clear bright copper colored body under a foamy firm one finger beige head. Nice retention with some moderate lacing. Aroma is quite a hodgepodge of hoppy notes over a candy like toffee malt base. A little tinge of alcohol. Flavor is quite bitter and biting up front. Kinda tastes like 12 different hops, a very muddled hop profile like you might expect. The malt certainly remains in the background. Mouhfeel is medium bodied and slightly thick and resiny on the finish. Moderate soft carbonation keeps things lively. This was decent, but I think itís a victim of the "more is better" philosophy. Probably cool within the context of the project, but not the best beer of the bunch. Iíd rather see them hold a vote for the best version and then produce an additional batch of that to bottle rather than this Frankenstine IIPA. Nejhleader (1550) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pretty good IPA. NIce sweet hop flavor with a good hop bitterness. Seemed to have a nice spice to it too, smooth drinking good body, nice brew. ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2007
22oz. Thanks to jdg0608. Poured a reddish golden color. Aroma is strong of hops and malt. Taste is hoppy finish and hoppy start.