Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a clear dark amber color with a large foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, old citrus, and pine. Taste is earthy and spicy, with notes of toasted malt, caramel, old citrus, and pine.
Atom (1448) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours dark clear amber/brown with a large tan head. Aroma of peppery pine hops and caramel malt. Yeah thatís a lot of hop bitterness, slids bitter down the tongue hitting a only mildly sweet caramel on the finish.
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy metal thunder. You canít deny the force is strong with this one. Heavy hops and malts all over the place. Itís like a Thanksgiving dinner in a bottle. Bitter, thick, sticky. Badass.
beertholomeus (896) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head and beautiful lacing. Dank, resinous hop, caramel, malt and citrus aroma. Big resinous hop, malt, caramel, toffee and citrus flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Very bitter but very well balanced. Caramel and burnt citrus finish.
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of pine, resin, red fruits, toasted caramel malt, earth and spicy malt. Medium body.
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a a murky dark copper with an off white head, aroma has a good amount of grapefruit and citrus with a good kick of sweetness too, the flavor is all sweet at first with tons of caramel and malt with a slight fruity finish of citrus and hops, abv isnít really hidden all that well, not bad, just not great IMO.
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Deep copper red color. Big bubbly beige head. Big toffee and grapefruit aroma. Big toasted malt flavor has notes of burnt caramel and bitter grapefruit. Swallowing brings a warming alcohol sensation. Resiny hops dominate here. The combination of chewy malt and huge hops make for an interesting juxtaposition of flavors. Lotís of bitter grapefruit in the finish. This beer is big, really big!
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep crimson pour with with a frothy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine with caramel malt sweetness. Slightly sweet entry then massive amount of grapefruit, tangerine and pine with a long bitter finish. Nice beer.
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very pretty dark ruby red. Smells of dank hops(Citra, Simcoe,Cascasdes) . Tastes very sweet, nice malt backbone. Nice hoppy complement to the malt backbone. Tastes of fresh wet hay, sweet malted grain, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit pith, and pine. Classic west coast hop profile for this beer, Fantastic beer. Definitely a great beer....
DialSquare (2944) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from proof. Copper-brown pour. Aroma is sweet bread, toffee, pine. Tastes are mostly bitter with background sweet malt. Little spice to it. Toasty, caramel. Big and bitter strong ale.