JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Consumed on 4/15/12 - best before 5/22/12 - standard pint glass.Aroma is grapefruit and plenty of it.. The beer is a clear amber color - off white head - sheet of lacing. the taste has great balance, so good. The beer is medium bodied with a silky smooth feel. Overall - fantastic beer!
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A rich, assertive but nicely balanced West Coast ale with a quite complex aroma and flavor. Poured with a beige med-sized rocky head that's fairly long lasting; good lacing. Deep amber color with coppery red highlights. Slight chill haze typical of bottle conditioned beers; cleared as the beer warmed. Perfumy floral hop bouquet with underlying citrus-grapefruit notes. Sweet caramel malt nose with a myriad of fruity esters that I was a bit hard pressed to put my finger on; perhaps raisin and plum with a bit of pear? Noticeable alcohol aroma that became more evident as the glass warmed. Flavor starts with a rich malt sweetness and bold hop bitterness that follows through to the finish. Fruity esters emerge mid-palate with a subtle toasty note. Malt richness dries a bit towards the finish but the hop bitterness remains assertive. Palate has a velvety firmness enhanced by a soft carboantion. Very slight astringency in the aftertaste. For all its bold arrogance this brew actually mellows a bit (relatively speaking) as the glass warms making it a nice ale to enjoy at a leisurely pace.
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great appearance...pours a dark red color with nice head. Slight malt flavor and a bitter aftertaste. No distinct aroma to speak of.
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a 22 to a glass to my stomache. drank to much of it though. 4 22s to many as a matter of fact. great beer lots o hops not for the weak fizzy yellow beer drinkers.
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer. Dark red. Some malt. Hop overload. Oddly smooth. Excellent.
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby colored with beige, foamy head. The sweetness from caramel malts dominate the nose and cover most of the hopexplosion of the taste, which is rather piny. The aftertaste is really dry. But a nice, full-bodied, complex beer.
ddibella84 (32) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from bottle, appears amber with foamy head. aroma is of grass and hops. good lacing and light carbonation, very bitter, strong hoppiness, earthy and floral notes. hoppy finish. very good beer
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ProofBrewing. Pours a dark gold, almost amber color with thin white foam head. Mouthful is of citrus hops, grassy, off-sweet caramel malt. Good strong ale, and having it on special for $3 makes it a great find.
tomaroth (31) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not worthy of this beer...lol. Love the floral hops and the powerful finish. Great creamy head.
imeshuggahi (31) - golden, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is quite complex for the small price it boasts on the shelf (for all those that think it is expensive, you are as the bottle reads). The slightly toasty caramel malt backbone is superbly balanced with grapefruit citrus hops. Ages well, although I enjoy mine fresh