KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange color. Smell of hops, grapefruit, malt, citrus peal, sugar, pine grass and flowers. Taste of hops, pine, malt, sugar, flowers, caramel, orange peal, grapefruit and honey. Great bitters at the end. Nice!
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíll have to re-rate this one from my mixed Bells sixer from Chips in Outer Banks, NC. Well balanced mix of hops, malts and citrus but nothing overpowering. I prefer sticky IPAs. This one is clean and pleasant.
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Draft is a nice golden color with a small head. The aroma is citrius and hops with a touch of fruit. The flavor is complex with a bunch of citrius flavor as well as just a hint of fruit sweetness before finishing hoppy and bitter. The finish is not as dry as other IPAís. This is a fantastic beer! Increased my flavor and aroma ratings. This beer has really grown on me. It is one of my all time favorites!
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 I tend to favor the imperial IPAs, but I must say that this brew is one of the best IPAs Iíve had yet. The complex hop bouquet nose greets you immediately. While the hop bill on this is no doubt a great combination, it is the delicate bread-like malt combinaton that impressed me the most. A near-perfect brew.
smartbrewing (11) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overall, one of the best IPAs that Iíve ever tasted...super citrusy hoppy aroma leads into an hoppy taste and hoppy finish. Summation: If you like a hoppy beer with a good balanced flavor, then this beer IS for YOU!!! Clean beer through and through. My favorite Bellís beer...try a bottle, you wonít regret it.
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Re-rate 10/19/08:Bottle. Batch 8677. Thanks a lot for this bottle archmik! Clear, maybe very slightly hazy, deep golden color. Aroma has quite a bit of floral hops with some citrus, but also a nice malty tone with caramel and some cookie notes. A sweetish flavor at first with some malt, continues hoppy and bitter with some grapefruit and with caramel lingering in the background. Medium-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. A very good balanced IPA. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Flowery, citrusy, hoppy nose. Flavor starts with sweetish malts, then comes some nice citric hoppiness. A bitter finish with some grapefruit notes. Medium-bodied with a nice mouthfeel. Very good stuff! 8/3/8//16=3.9
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Re-rate December 2007. Whoa man, this one is way better on draft! Iíve had the pleasure of drinking this one from the bottle, a regular keg, and a 5L home mini-keg, and the draft format works alot better with this beer. The orange hops really "pop" and taste much fresher from the tap. Likewise, the pour imparts a larger, fuller head, more intricate lacing, and a smoother, less sticky palate. Iím beginning to think I might have had a bad bottle for the first go round. Awesome IPA.
Original rating August 2007. Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Courtesy boboski. The body is a cloudy orange-amber color. It looks rather syrupy, with thick legs like a desert wine would have. Not much of a head, just a thin wispy film with a pure white buildup around the rim of the glass. The aroma is obviously hoppy and piney, but there is plenty of caramel and toffee malt to balance it out. The flavor has alot of orange in it, with grapefruit and pine resin both playing prominent roles. There is obviously a high sugar content, as the palate is quite thick and sticky. A little too sticky in my opinion. A very nice IPA, but a little less sugary malts would make it ideal.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruity piney aroma, sweet and citrus hoppy. Pours a pale amber. Hops upfront, very piney, with citrus notes, grapefruit, hints of sweet malt, but definitely hoppy. Pretty good IPA.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Yngwie for sharing this great beer! It has been on my wish-list, and Iím not disappointed! Itís warm orange with a nice head and a fruity, hoppy aroma with loads of citrus, tangerine being dominant. The flavour is nice, harmonic and delicious with lots of fruit/citrus, again tangerine is the most dominant. It also has nice caramel notes that balances the bitterness nicely. Itís very charming and harmonic - yummi!!!! 2444
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle- Door County. Cloudy orange & fluffy head. A blast of floral aroma hits you right away. First taste was very dry, with strong hops present throughout. Nice carbonation- a lot of bite to this beer. I like the other reviewersí use of "grapefruit" in describing the taste- quite accurate. Really nice beer.