jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aromas of citrus and grapefruit hops with a piney cinnamon bread backing. Some lacing. Opaque and cantaloupe in color. Crisp hop bite. Plenty of brisk grapefruit, melon and hop flavors. Dusky, drying finish. This is a whole beer, with magnificent yet delicate hop additions.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from RooftopRogue, thanks a lot Rob! Hazy copper-colored pour with a smallish off-white head. Tons of medium sized floaties in there. Aroma is pretty awesome: uber-citrusy, guava, passion fruit and maybe some other tropical fruits in there as well. Taste didnít disappoint either. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavor to it, but not harsh in any way. Not much malt flavor detectable, but this is a well balanced beer. Mouthfeel is one of the best things about this beer. Tons of piney hop resins coat your tongue and leave it feeling oily while youíre drinking the beer. All around this is just an awesome beer. Dangerously drinkable at 9.5%
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 Slightly hazy copper with an off-white head. Intense, pungent nose of fresh green hops, tropical fruit, pine and light whiff of mint. Flavor has notes of peach,pineapple, mango, pine, grapefruit, vanilla, light caramel and a neutral, slightly bready yeast. Pleasantly sweet and malty with prominent, yet non-harsh bitterness. Full, round and lush on the palate (itís Bells so the mouthfeel WILL be perfect) with lively, fine-beaded, non-prickly carbonation that carries the hop flavor and aroma perfectly. Great stuff. Bells can do no wrong in my opinion.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange, thin white head. Aroma is apricot, spices, wheat, hops. Flavor is strong hops, apricot, wheat, caramel, pleasant bitterness. Smooth.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very hoppy beer. you can smell the hops in it. tastes very good. almost a little too hoppy after a while
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Looks like sweet tea with a moderately thick white head. You can smell the citrus hop aroma a foot away from the glass. A hop monster. First taste is of fresh citrus and alcohol followed by crushing bitterness. Perfect carbonation and nice mouthfeel.
Beeroness (2) - USA - FEB 4, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What can I say? I adore this beer. Had it from the bottle. Great rocky head. Glorious nose: Grapefruit, pineapple and orange-peel. In the mouth it was perfectly effervescent and ever so slightly oily. Pleasantly resinous and dare I say seductive? Massive hops well balanced against sweet malts. I donít want to gush but I could drink this anytime.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, this is a great brew.I take back what I said about beagle haveing a midwest bias against Stone 10th. Stone couldnít hold this brews hop sack. Very hoppy nose, that transfers nicely to the taste. I LOVE the maltiness in this brew. The perfect finish. again, a great brew sent by beaglemac :highfuckingfive:
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Good malt and floraly hops balance with a dry, bitter finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 re-rate 17Feb2010
This bottle poured a clear golden color and Iím really impressed on how the honey balances the hops. rating moved fm 3.8 to 4.1
-------& to tever for this beer.
It pours an opaque honey color. And, to the shock of no one, the flavor and aroma are.... Hoppy. but there is some balance to this beer, itís not just a hop assault.