GJF (1506) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Galesburg Hy-Vee. Big, malty beer. Fruits and caramel flavors. Itís big and bold, but the malty sweetness seems a little heavy to me. Not one of my favorite AA beers.
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cliche, but this was fantastic when it came out and is a shadow of its old self now. Rated from tap at Troll Fest. Lemony, oily, pine sol hop tones. Thick caramel balance. Not anything I want in the style. Antiquated, not good.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big citrus aroma, murky golden brown color small white head. The aroma is hops with some pine and citrus tossed in. The taste matches the aroma and is very good
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle of the six pack lots of nice hops in here, this stuff goes down fast with sticky fruit, doesnít taste like a plus 8%, really good.
ryanfolty (2380) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 17, 2015 - sample via bottle at Barrels and Bacon. Orange pour with limited head. Piney bitter and sweet malt aroma and taste.
BrewMstr (187) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at milwaukee location. Very nice balance of malt and hops for a DIPA at 8+ ABV!
Christpuncher (2731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super malty and sweet ipa. Had a 12 oz bottle pour at kasers. Slight hoppy finish. Pours copper with a cream head. Awesome beer.
kaser (5547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange and carmel flavor. Hoppy and juicy. Vanilla and tangy. 12oz bottle at home thanks to killmer
byntc (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The variety of flavors I detected surprised me. I expected the hops but this beer is way more than just your average over-hopped amber. Nice malt balance, great color, the hop presence was undeniable yet seemed perfectly balanced by this substantial brew. I enjoyed it on tap at the Ale Asylum brewery last year. Itís a couple of hours from my house but if itís on tap Iíll be there.
hopbag (157) - - JUN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really dark color. Lots of resin and pine. Some sweetness but very bitter. Darker hop flavor. Reminds me a little of a DFH 90. Nice full body IPA.