mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2012
355ml bottle. Great looking beer with a deep dark answer colour that borders on copper. Big punchy crisp citrus aromas fill the nose and threaten to take over. The flavour is every it as good the look and the smell and sits in the mouth for a long time. A great beer. Top marks all round. chuck99 (10) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2002
For so much hops it was amazingly easy and refreshing to drink. So floral and fresh. I want another! beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is pale copper with lots of floaty things swimming around about to make a home on my taste buds and one major crown on top that stuck around like a unwanted relative at Thanksgiving. It poured out to reach over three inches high and tumbled over the top of the glass. I wasn't expecting it to explode upon pouring, none the less, the head crumbled very slowly with large bubbles, divets and marshmellowy like lacing attaching itself to the glass like thick spiderman webbing.
The smell reeks of its namesake - hops! and plenty of them. Amazingly sweet, citrusy sharp hop sense with a dry wood-like backing, reminded of super dry kindling cedar firewood. Its like the hops are dried out but made into liquid form somehow? Infusion, eh?
Hops, hops, and what the hell, some more hops, mostly in the middle through to the finish, really not all that strong but makes a welcome presense. Lightly citrusy, floral, woody, earthy drying and a good hop bitterness, but somehow put together smoothly without being over the top or hop heavy.
Medium body a bit lighter then I expected and to me the only real thing lacking in this brew.
A hop heads delight - life is to short to have not tried this hop infusion. Fusion indeed. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2005
From a bottle (from a six pack my loving girlfriend purchased for me on my birthday) - Thiis one poured a dark amber liquid with a spicey aroma and a lasting, fine-bubbled white head. Tastewise, it was a hops-heavy delight, with noticeable piney and citrus-like untertones... a very decent IPA, in other words! davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle from the local taphouse. Great, very hoppy IPA. Aromas of caramel, resin, and grass. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2001
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 What can I say about this incredible-edible brew that already hasn’t been said? I also thought that 7 types of hops is crazy just like so many others, but I was very pleasently suprised! Complex in every sense of the word ERX99 (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2001 does not count
Chocolaty malty with just the right balance of hops. EVeryone who reviewed it said the hop balance was perfect and I agree. Not overly bitter, but just right. Good color and very tasty. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Hops Infusion Ale pours to a slightly hazy, deep amber to burnt orange color with a tall, rocky white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with very intense aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, and zesty "fresh cut grass" aromas. The palate of this beer is firm, with a nice malty base of pale and caramel malts to stand up to the huge hop character in this beer. This sweet malt base is complemented with real "honeyed" like hop flavors of candied grapefruit, orange, and lemon peel. Hops Infusion ends with more of those candy hop flavors, then ends with a huge blast of mouth puckering zesty/citrus/spicy hop bitterness that zaps the taste buds, and zings on the tongue.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Magnificent. The one I had earlier in the rating I deleted had been badly treated but was still drinkable; the one I had tonight was fresh. Twangy pine/citrus aroma. Vibrantly bitter/floral flavor, some malt sweetness. jondr72 (11) - Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2005
A delicous strong hoppy taste. The blend of hops is expert ~ most "hopped" don’t have the delicate aftertaste and the wonderful finish. Highly reccomended