vnagy2901 (1) - portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2006 does not count
Discovered this beer at a store in Mass. Great flavor, very hoppy. Truly a bold beer. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Just as good as hopdevil. Very very hoppy and very strong. Not wattered down at all. light in color but not light in flavor, or intensity. One of my favorites from maine. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Nice hazy orange color, medium head. Apricot and hops nose - medium. Nice refreshing medium bitter apricot and grapefruit taste. Liked it a lot. BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2007
12oz bottle. Murky orange-red body with about an inch of initial head that dissipates slowly leaving a good bit of lacing. Prominent smell consisting of mostly citrus - smells great. Hop bitterness and citrus flavors dominate the flavor. Malt is there, but is just enough to offset the hops. Medium-bodied. This beer is really good - a top-notch IPA. shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Clear orange pour with a thin white lace. Very nice aroma of grapefruit. Nice lacing on the glass. Flavor is fresh but not harsh. Fruity and hoppy. Nice.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pour is a light hazy amber, large off-white head which mostly diminishes but leaves great lacing. Aroma has some mild malt hints, but is mostly dominated by a nice floral hoppiness. Flavor follows in line, with some light fruitiness and maybe caramel followed by a good floral, citrusy hop finish. Body is medium, and slightly dry ending. TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Clear pumpkin shade. Sticky ring of dense white foam. Restrained hop aroma with hints of dates, hop oil, dessert apples, toasted malt, mango, pineapple, and star anise. Are these nobles I’m smelling? Super soft mouthfeel. Mellow carbonation. Initially it’s very toasty, before moving to a dynamic crescendo of earthy hop and pine sap. The flavors remain balanced throughout, showing loads of spruced hop flavors and earthy bitterness. Finishes with a sugary malt, hop oil base with a faint brushing earthiness at the back of the throat. Toasted malts ride side-by-side with the earthy hops well into the finish. An overpowering IPA? No. A flavorful IPA, with lots of understated, but well-placed malts and hops? Oh yeah. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2007
12 oz bottle and a very pleasant surprise. A nice deep orange body with a delicate lace atop, it’s the aroma that first catches your notice here. Rich, flavorful hops burst out of the bottle. The taste is initially quite bitter - and pleasantly so - but resolves into a smoother, more fruity flavor. If I could get this regularly, I’d happily make it a session beer of choice.