jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a rich tan head with trailing lace and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, pine bite. Taste is resin/pine/citrus-lemon hops, medium malt-roasty/some caramel/peat. OK carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Alchemist last weekend.
Pours a muddy brown color with a huge off-white head and great lacing as it went down the glass. The nose carried strong citrus and some light pine as well as a touch of bready amber malt. Some sweetness there. The flavor is mostly pine and citrus, though much of the flavor is cut out by really strong bitterness. Some malt sweetness, but also a bit of diacetyl. Mouthfeel is medium with strong bitterness. Pretty solid, though not as good as many of their other hoppy offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-01-2011
mcox90 (1863) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Alchemist. 2010 cask version. Pours a rather unattractive muddy reddish brown with a 2 finger beige, foamy head. Head slowly settled down to leave random rings of lace. Strong hoppy aroma with an earthy background. Citrus and pine flavor up front balanced nicely with the same earthiness that you find in the aroma. Moderate body with low carbonation. Very easy to drink. Bitter finish.
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a cloudy amber with a gray head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced. Aroma was quite earthy with some grassy hops with a backing hay and grain note. Flavor was similar with earthy hops and grains with a bit of sweetness in the finish.
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub, I am a nobody, I’m sure you don’t care what I think about this beer!
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub - 2008 version - Poured a very dark ruby red in color with a small tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma was initially all citrus/grapefruit hops, but there appeared some caramelly maltiness in the background. Flavor was very hoppy with lots of citrus/grapefruit and pine resin hops. Initially quite bitter, but the malts come thru at the the end. Finishes nicely bitter and hoppy, but clean and not long lasting. Excellent!
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to tell the color in the dark depths of the Alchemist but light filtered through as ruby. This was hopped very similar to the Holy Cow. Starts bitter and finishes sweet. I like their IPA’s more but this was good. Named after a challenging hiking/backcountry skiing trail at Mt Mansfield I presume.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacings. Leafy hops on the nose although the taste is dominated by the malt flavours. Well malted clean body with unfocussed fruity notes including but not limited to apricots, citrus fruits, berries and even distant strawberries. Finish has some resinous hops. 8% is apparent. Not the best one I had the day I was there but I would have drank that stuff until all Hellbrooke loose.
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de malt caramélisé et d’houblon résineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’houblons. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #977)
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good sized sample at the brewpub. Deep reddish amber in color, lightly hazy. Aroma is malty with caramel and some light chocolate notes, as well as a nice amount of PNW hops- citrus, a bit earthy. Taste is rich malts- caramel and again a bit of chocolate, with a great balanced citrus, pine, earthy hop balance. extremely good.