dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
True to its description, this beer has an excellent selection and balance of malt and hops. Wanted to crack this one on innaguration day but 5 months later and it was worth the wait.
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear amber color with white head. Floral notes are very dominant on the nose, with some citrus, and light fruit; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little pine and some nice hop resin.
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, a decent amount of caramel, pale, and cereal malts, some dough, and light alcohol. Flavor about the same with a weird malty finish. Average texture. A decent beer, but my bottle might have been a little old.
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Held up well. Malts were toasty, dark fruits and a hint of berry. The hops were gone. Solid strong ale but would have liked to had fresh.
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating 3-19-2009 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized off-white frothy, fizzy head, hazy body with an orange hue combined with a golden tint, visible carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aromas I detected are caramel, malt, citrus and pine hops. This beer taste like the aromas, but without the pine hops. The palate is slightly tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is a very well brewed beer, quaffable, worth trying, and definitely a beer that I would drink again.
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap at deep ellum. okay carmel melon tropical fruit aroma. taste is tangerines, pine, dirty, somewhat vegetal dough. too big. too sticky. not too good.
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 (857) - 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 (6462) - 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 (3858) - 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.