alassio (78) - USA - APR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I generally find AA beers too light in body, and close but not nearly dynamic enough representations of various styles. But after picking up a Fed Ex package across the street, made a rare visit to the brewpub, liked the Bedlam, and even took a six-pack home. What makes it really intriguing is an almost kerosene edge on the citrus/pine hops - -or something like the sharpness you get when you bite into the pine needles on your Xmas tree. It has a ’light richness’ that makes it both refreshing and substantial. It’s a bit like Bell’s Hopslam without the syrupyness. Fresh and bright for the summer; complex in a snarky, biting sort of way (like the creature on the label), it is a satisfying and also rabidly playful concoction.
maekchu (2577) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel, fumes, and a little citrus. Medium dark amber color. Flavors of citrus, caramel, light sweet cake dough. Fades out pretty quickly. Thin-medium body. Nice enough. The Citra seems very understated.
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange, fine, low, thick head. Citrus nose, orange, lemon, spicy yeast, stone fruit. rich biscuity malt flavor, peaches, oranges, light, spicy yeast, peppery finish. Full and smooth. Seems a bit old, but nice.
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Chris for this beer! Nice fresh Belgian Wit nose with fresh hops. The beer starts fresh but not too deep. Belgian Wit with nice smooth floralness. Fresh, smooth. Not too deep but nice. Fresh floral hops in the aftertaste with nice typical Belgian Wit aroma of yeast, coriander and citrus. Nice.
ThirstyBird (1996) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Chris!! Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy tan head. The smell is yeast, spice, some citrus. The taste is yeast, spice, citrus ending crisp and dry. Light in body with nice carbonation.
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, floral/pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus, Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty impressed - good stuff.
drpimento (2404) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very interesting with spices, yeast, hops and a bit of resin. Outstanding appearance with a huge billowy, off-white, semi-permanent head, with lots of lace and a clear honey amber color. Flavor’s similar to nose with resin coming out more and lingering somewhat unpleasantly in the finish. Body is on the soft side which enhances that resin finish. Otherwise it’s a real good drinking beer.
frankenkitty (1966) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a word: "Intense". Thick-hazed amber color on the pour. Huge, peppery hops hit me before I even bring my nose down to the glass. Extra whiffs of grapefruit, pine needles and grasses are there when I do... but I can also detect a hearty malt backbone. The taste is potently flavored with all of those hop characteristics from the aroma. And it has a sticky consistency which allows all of those flavors to linger. I’m not a "hop head" but I certainly enjoyed the fireworks I experienced with this beer. Wow... the pine and pepper aftertaste just won’t quit! ~~~~ Single 12 oz. bottle received as a gift.
TattooJack (234) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice cloudy orange with some foam, smells like a fruity fresh hop. At first taste some fruit juice and spice with some bitter at the back end. This is the second 6-pack I bought this week, so saying it’s easy drinking is elementary. I think what I like most is the chaotic-ness, the flavor is all over the place.
mti312 (1) - Midlothian, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
i could smell a little bit of passionfruit but not as distinct. Like the color especially when poured in a glass. Taste better drinking from a glass. A little too citrusy for me.
BeerBunker (811) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky orange with an off-white head. Aroma is of hops, sugar, banana, and citrus. Smells like a Belgian with a big hop character. There is also a lot of spice. Taste starts off with a lot of spice and banana. Has a nice citrus hop character that isn’t bitter, and is very juicy. It is very well balanced. Finish is sugary, with a lot of spice. Goes down way too easy. Really good.