rougeau13 (1760) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy caramel color with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel, and pine. The taste is quite bitter with a subtle sweetness and nice background fruitiness. Medium full bodied, a touch spicy, with average to smooth carbonation. A little dry. Very nice.
BazookaJoe (199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with noticeable booze and hops in the nose. Big punch of hops that finishes surprisingly balanced for being over 100 IBU's.
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TheJester (1642) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. Translucent copper with a film of head. The mild, sweetish aroma does not prepare you for the big, big beer that this is. Caramel, lots of hops, and as much bitterness as I’ve ever encountered in an American strong. Big body. Some booze at the end. Great beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Dusty copper pour, with hints of brightness. Seafoam head. Sharp, aggressively bitter nose with rough malts in there for (yes) ballast. Super sweet and acerbically bitter for the most part, lacking much of the character and complexity of some other fine examples of this style I’ve recently had. Points for being super fresh, but even with that in mind this beer was just too one-dimensionally aggressive for me.
Rrauth (890) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Smells like caramel with a decent amount of spruce. Very powerful and bitter. Pucker power with a sweet malt.
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zizzybalubba (1253) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company, Raleigh, NC. Deep rusty orange pour with a reddish hue and a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, wet grass, and light toffee notes. The taste is awesome with bitter grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine combined with an assertive caramel malt backbone. Somehow this is easily drinkable even with the high bitterness and alcohol. As with many "American Strong Ales" this is not quite a DIPA and not quite a barleywine. Great brew!
kaser (1739) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange. Tons of sticky white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Bitter and floral. Super good
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours an a awesome deep deep red with soap size off white head. Smells tastes cloy sweet almost like a ipa past it’s prime. Very bitter not really resin or pine just bitter. Slight spice taste. Makes your tongue tingly. Normally I wouldn’t waste much time reviewing a beer I didn’t enjoy but damn this beer sets out to blow your tongue up and it does. But there is no added value from its bitterness no reward. Boo.
BoostIPA (958) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear mahogany pour. Small head. Smells syrupy and sweet. Tastes brutally bitter with a palate shredding brashness. Uncompromising. Sweet. Sticky.
AndyW68 (698) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Over rated. Hqzy orange red with off white head. Aroma is seeet malty grainy. Taste is bitter. Hops are overwhelmig. Malt is in the background.