savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Golden amber with a small off white head and some floaties/sediment. Aroma of citrus peel, toffee and earthy herbs. Flavor of sweet toasty malt, rough bitterness and some doughy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation. Not really a fan of this one, kind of rough and yeasty.
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a hazed orange with a deepness of colors and hues. It had orange and a darker or brick like orange almost a red. It had hues of gold and of melon. A finger of off white creamy foam that lasted and laced well. Upon pouring the head seems to rise up slowly from the body of the beer as if from some great depth. The bubbles also coming up in seeming slow motion. By the end of the glass that effect had faded. Visually stunning and had so many unique features in the appearance.
Nose is equally vivid. There is tropical fruit, vibrant citrus peel, an icy chilly sweetness from malt that gives a bit of caramel as it warms. Orange peel and light pine. The pine excites the nose then a graceful floral uplifts it. There is also ah herbal that is hard to pin down. Itís not quite dank but any stronger and it could be. This beer is like a peacock that has fanned itís tail out to show you all itís intricate beauty.
The taste is superb. It has a bit of bread and a light caramel. The fruits combine for a sweet succulence overall and the pine accents itís gentle approach to the palate. The floral uplifts the drink and the herbal is the perfect counterpoint with a little grass. The body is light with only a hint of stickiness and resin to coat the back of the throat as you swallow. The gentle or juicier aspect of the fruits combine with a slight bitter for a taste that resembles an english style IPA . The aftertaste is sweet bread with a touch of dank herbs and a small bitter. Perfection.
This beer can stand with the best of them. Exciting, bold, without any harshness. A captivating brew from start to finish.
Thank you so much.
KegOstertag (87) - - AUG 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a huge fan of this one. Tastes more like a happy amber than anything else. Dark auburn color and an apple aroma. Will not drink again
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice slightly hazy copper and amber coloured body with a decent two centimetre tall tan head - still a cloudy beer, nice looking! Aroma of alcohol, apricots, fresh hops, caramel malt, light spices and a hint of bubble gum - nice and pungent throughout. Medium-bodied; Assertive peppery spice and herbal hops up front with not much of a malt backbone and some light spice notes right behind - a hint of alcohol as well. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, some caramel and alcohol and a pepper and herbal note. Overall, an interesting IPA with more of a deep spice note than that from hops, plus with not much malt to speak of, seems to be a waste. Add in the price of this compared to other Alaska beers and itís worth passing over completely. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Brown Jug (Old Seward) in Anchorage, Alaska on 26-May-2013 for US$9.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-August-2013.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden caramel pour with a modest head. Full of flavor. Citrus and hoppy. I lke it.
rhsiung (491) - USA - JUN 4, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bomber aboard the wilderness adventurer. preferred the Medvejie Stout. / vanilla, licorice, woody, clove, medium, cough drop, abrupt, cheese, frothy, grass
Gription79 (1999) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Alaskan Barleywine Festival. Big hop character. Bitter, grassy, earthy, floral, dank, grainy, resin. A one dimensional hop bomb.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last beer (and ticket) of the night at GABBF 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of sweet caramel, floral, grapefruit and grassy
Decent beer to finish the festival.
kathouse (722) - Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with a thick lingering head. Strong hop aromas of pine, grapefruit, orange, and pear. Light body with lively carbonation provides a good base for the bright hop bitterness. Finish is long and lingers with more grapefruit and pine. Iíve said before Iím not a hop head but I think those that are would be pleased with this.
OldGrowth (2339) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
at GAABF 2012. Good aroma, sweet. covers a range of things, pine and grapefruit, expected, green apple, not expected. Cloudy brownish orange color, small head, minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor, light body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Good, aroma best part with itís range, flavor was darn bitter, long bitter finish also.