McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade with HenrikO, many thansk! The beer has got a hazy deep golden-blonde colour with a smooth body and steady low head. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of intense hopsm pine, spruce, citrus fruits,herbs and flowers. Hoppy-bitter and intense finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1849) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can to pint glass. Aromas of overt caramel, moderate perfume and slight honey. Cinnabun stickiness aspects to it. Crystal clear, deep gold with moderate pristine white head that stays mostly as a large ring around the glass. Taste originally is mostly malt and a little cloying. Overt pine as it warmed. Aroma gets a little catty also as it warmed. This really opened up as it warmed to room temperature. High bitterness and moderate alcohol heat. Finishes dry, which was surprising with the malty aspects.
ACHops (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ The Porch Key West. Pours clear dark copper with thin white head. Aroma is big sweet sticky caramel malt, oaky and dry on the finish. Taste is similar - oaky, sweet, toasty caramel malt; dry with big piney and aromatic hops on the finish. I didn’t get much honey. Sweet and sticky throughout, tons of rich flavor.
Concealer (1169) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Cloudy gold with a thick, foamy off white head that lasts and laces in spots. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and light caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, tangerine, honey, biscuit, pine, light caramel and mango. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.
trapped (2231) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, thanks to Misterburd. Pours cloudy rich golden yellow with large foamy off-white head with good lacing, floral hops aroma with citrus in the background, lightly bitter citrus peel taste, smooth oily thick body, long balanced hoppy finish, Great beer but I find it a bit overrated.
Booga (74) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally rating after years of drinking this beauty. 12 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Pours with thick 3 finger white head. Clear Amber color with lots of carbonation initially. Brilliant hoppy owe. Strong bitter but clean taste. Not really complex but super tasty. Incredibly drinkable for being 10%. This stuff is dangerous. One of my favorite all-time beers.
davidezdonz (312) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12 fl oz can with a canned on date of 15th January 2016 (at least as best as I can tell since the dating machine misprinted onto the lip of the bottom of the can). Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a hazy copper orange colour with an one finger off white head that sticks around for a bit and leaves nice spotty lacing. Aromas are crisp candied orange and caramel with some light tropical pineapple, apricot and pine. Its quite a sweet DIPA but that should have been expected with ale brewed with honey. I get a quick hit of bitterness to start before it turns sweet with caramel, honey, pineapple and orange. The finish is bitter again with grapefruit mixed in with some honey. Mid to full bodied with light carbonation. Overall this was nice, but maybe my expectations were too high and it was perhaps just a bit too sweet for me. Having said that, the 10% is completely hidden and it goes down easy.
Gluepot (423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
For me, the Bell’s Brewing Hop Slam had trouble living up to its vaunted RateBeer rating. The nose featured a classic soft malt and fruit nose. The hops were understated for a DIPA, with floral elements, pineapple and grapefruit. A nice balance but a bit thin on impact, body and follow through.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells and tastes caramel, nutty malty, fruity hoppy with a similar finish.
sawbuck (633) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 Subtle hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Clear light gold, with a huge white head with superb lacing. Fresh sweet malt up front. Sweet caramel, quickly followed by a burst of varying bitterness from fresh hops. Pine, fresh grapefruit, and spicy bitterness melds with a nice alcohol burn on the finish. Light to medium mouth feel. Finish has a building bitterness throughout, fresh and complex. A bit overpriced but unsurpassed quality.