rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Fermentation. Clear amber pour with a frothy white head with good lacing. Initial sweet caramel, toasted bread with piney and earthy hops. Chewy caramel maltiness in the flavor with toast, earthy and pine hops with notes of booze in the back end. Way too sweet for me, possibly an old bottle.
brewsandfutbal (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Draft at Milanos. Have heard good things about this brew. Definitely leans towards that grassy, pine, resinous hop profile. Not my favorite hop characteristics. Might try again but did not live up to what I had heard.
BucannonXC5 (1113) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glass: Half pint glass
From: URGE American Gastropub
in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, Calif.)
Poured a red caramel color with a finger (when I got it) of off-white head that lasted for awhile. Good looking circular lacing on the sides. Nice layer of on the top as it went down.
Smelled soap, butter and bitter piny hops.
Tasted bitter piny hops, grapefruit, weak floral hops and soap with a huge alcohol bite.
Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Bitter finish.
Just wasn’t a fan of his beer. Lots of alcohol in the taste, but the flavor just didn’t match up.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap at The Lackman. Pours a clear copper orange color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass, initially. Minimal white head, that leaves decent lace. Not much nose. Caramel malts, rye grains, toasty earthy hops. Herbal flavor. Bigger body, light carbonation. More dry finish. Sweeter taste, some bitterness in the finish. Real solid, interesting American Strong, with a good grainy hoppiness to balance out the malts.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rosehip and light orange peel. Clear copper, thin head. Rosehip and whole orange flavor, very slight fusel alcohol notes. Leafy finish. Well balanced medium body. Easily drinkable DIPA.
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the glass it has an amber color with a small head. There is some hops and pine that I notice in the glass. The taste is resin and some citrus. Not a big flavor though, rather mild considering it was on tap.
mrohia (206) - - NOV 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chappy's. Dayton, OH. Copper, crisp, hoppy, aromatic, all-around delicious.
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kidmartinek (3869) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber orange color. Large, sticky off-white head. The aroma is danky. The flavor is too and tastes like how primo budding hop cones smell. Its a potent beer with an up-front punch and a creamy backend. It leaves a sticky, foamy residue all over the glass.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample poured into a wine glass.
Clear copper color with a small white head.
Spicy herbal hop nose with some piney tones, caramel malt and mandarin.
Hi bitterness, resinous hop flavor, some nuts and peaches.
Medium body, long bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Nice.
onceblind (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper/dark gold with a thin white head. Firm hoppy nose with grassy floral tones, with a firm earthy malty nutty backbone. The taste has a huge flavor with incredible balance. Nice leafy earthy hoppiness with a earthy malty toffee and caramel backbone. Nice big bitterness but restrained enough to be smooth and balanced.