hershiser2 (2154) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Wine Warehouse. Plan of going to Random Row foiled after a few hours of yard work and not wanting to move off the couch, so letís go big. Pours orange with a large frothy beige head.Nose is very faint under that huge head, so letting it sit a bit. OK, so grapefruit, pineapple, minor caramel. Flavor is full of booze, with a heavy amount of grapefruit peel and almost grapefruit concentrate. Not very malty - which I kinda like, a little grass, and even more grapefruit.
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour was amber in color, with hazy body, and a good sized, two finger thick head. The aroma was very potent, even at an armís length. Upon bringing the glass to the nose, I could smell lots of grapefruit, pineapple, and melon. There was also some hay in addition to the tropical fruits. The first sip was was quite bit more bitter than I was expecting, proving flavors of grapefruit pith, bitter orange, and pine. There was a good deal of malt sweetness, and alcohol lurking behind the hop assault. This was a thick, chewy DIPA, providing a hefty mouthfeel. Definitely a DIPA made for sipping.
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. This brew was mega boozy, Iím going to allow a bottle to age and see if it smooths out with time.
Beaver (1666) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle dated 7/26/16. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruit with piney hops and some fusel alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malt with some fruit that quickly gives way to a big harsh piney resiny hop bitterness with some noticeable alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, I was hoping for Hopslam but too much harsh alcohol and bitterness.
Concealer (1189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber gold with a off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of orange, melon, pine, floral notes, spice, light caramel. Flavor is pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel, spice, floral notes. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, very bitter end.
Dal9000 (540) - Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky yellow with a thick short sticky head. Thick malty creamy citrus and floral hops. With a lingering finish of earthy hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. looks like it was bottled 07/26/2016. Translucent amber with a big sticky foam on top. Smells of yeasty white bread, flowery orange, mild citrus zest, white grape and herbal resin. Tastes of orange flesh, honey, evergreen resin, bread, citrus zest and peppery green herb. Medium body is soft, dry and lightly astringent. Medium carbonation and just a bit of warmth from the abv.
tsd08460 (838) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Crafted in Haymarket, VA
Aroma: citrus,caramel, pine
Appearance: clear deep golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Zymurgeist2 (1869) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle. Caramel malt takes center stage here. Slight orange. Pours a mostly clear orange with dusted white topping across the top. Taste is slightly cloying malt, a little tingling on the sides of the tongue. Low bitterness. Hops really get overtaken by the malt and the residual sweetness. Looking forward to my next bottle to see if this gets an upgraded score.
Goodgrief (1997) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with nice fluffy head. Caramel and pine on the hose. Sweet, about sticky, with caramel. Soapy pine and resin. Lots of alcohol burn. I love Bells, but this is just okay. Maybe my bottle was a little dated...it tasted like it might be.