jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Randy. Pours a deep maroon. Aroma is boozy.. caramel, pine, grass. Taste is slightly fruity but shortly overwhelmed by hoppy bitterness. Super boozy.. tastes like 14%. Not the most pleasant imperial red i’ve had.
tsd08460 (94) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: citrus, spruce, floral,
Appearance: amber, clear, light tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, strong bitterness,
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter finish,
MadRobin (2261) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Carpool in Herndon, VA.
Clear, medium rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pine, pineapple, mango, orange and leaf mould.
Taste of pineapple, resin, sweet orange, grapefruit, mango and sweet bready malt.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Sweet, bitter and delicious.
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Zymurgeist2 (1212) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber to tulip glass. Perfume and pine forest dominate, and the dankness shows more as it warmed. Clear amber, with a slight brown hue, and a head the is off-white or very light beige. Taste is pine - like eating a handful of evergreen tips. Moderate high bitterness - but not massively so as advertised. Moderate low chewy biscuit from both the bittering and malt support. Finishes moderately dry for all of the alcohol. Alcohol really starts to show on the aroma as it warmed.
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Nutty nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Bitter finish. Tasty.
merc7186 (2434) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Dark Fruits, Mild Black Bread, Mildly Boozy
Appearance: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Sticky Lacing
Taste: Dark Fruits, Piney, Boozy, Mildly Bready
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-03-14. Dark amber body with a nice foamy beige head. 3+ Moderate aroma, hoppy. Light fruit and vegetation. Flavour is fairly bitter, a bit rough actually. Green hop character lingers long into the finish. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Okay, sort of rough hop character overall. Bottle shared at beerhugger’s tasting.
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obguthr (4389) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp citrusy grapefruit aroma. Clear rust, thick firm yellow head. Grapefruit, maraschino cherries. Licorice and subtle pine needle at midpalate. Copper penny finish. Full body, easy carbonation, alcohol is quite noticeable, resinous. Nice complexity, good transitions, healthy malt backbone to support the outrageous hoppiness. Probably a very good example of what this style strives to be, but I found it a little much. As a wheat beer fan, 107 IBUs and 10% isn’t what I’m looking for.
Lemke10 (864) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap, this pours a dark reddish brown color with a slight head. The aroma is bold and malty. The taste is smooth, delicious, has a hint of caramel. Very interesting flavor and well made.
jefcon (1461) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong citrus aromas with a citrus bite up front. Drying and somewhat bitter, like orange peel, with a serious amount of IBUs.
FestDecBeet (403) - - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark orange. Off white head. Very cloudy.
Smell: sweet oranges. Pineapple. Mango.
Taste: pineapple. Mango. Oranges. Lemons.
Feel: very dry on the back. Sweet up front.
Overall: very good beer. Not what I expected with the pineapple. But really good.
First drank: home 3/22/15