olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at JK O donnells from a bottle. Dark amber pour with large white head. Strong citrus and pineapple aromas. Tropical fruit and citrus taste. Very strong aftertaste.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of the afternoon over at Matt’s .. . pours a deep amber .. . mild head, lacing is radical .. . deep sap, red wood, and odd caramel .. . large mouth but with a fast finish .. . a nice beer but nothing all that exciting .. . . It’s basically like you’re shooting a free throw, and then you miss, and someone punches you right in the nose.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice copper/orange. Taste is bitter hops with a nice resiny mouthfeel.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with jsquire - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. light lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and floral hops with a good bit of toasted malt. flavor is hops, fruity, esters, and toasted malt. Finish is bitter and full of hops. Medium to full body. A good beer. Thanks Jeff.
craftfreak (13) - USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is quite remarkable. It hides the 11% remarkably. Great lacing, gorgeous amber hues. Hops are aggressive but tight and defined. Malty toasted afterthoughts maybe a honey sweetness. Great beer... Get one while you can.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle given to me by a friend. Beautiful red pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and spicy hops with a light touch of alcohol. Flavor starts sweet with malt and honey, then moves to orange peel and grapefruit before a resinous, piney finish. Really enjoyed this one.
PhillyCraft (3433) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I usually love Bells, but for me, "this one goes down the drain". I know its 11 percent but its is so overly aggressive on the palate. Hazy glowing red-brown pour with white head. Sugars, wood, booze, caramel, bready malt, and strong hop bite. Insanely warming in the body. Just way too boozey and almost nail polishy like dogfish 120. Not a fan, ill stick to hopslam.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enticing aroma and attractive amber pour with a complex taste and lingering, warming aftertaste.
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smboselli (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It smells awesome, burning the nose into anticipation of the bitterness to come, plus a variety of other citrus and floral aromas. Definitely intense, and at first thought maybe the aroma was a trade but actually very flavorful - more as time passes. A keeper.
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kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-red with enormous, tightly-bubbled head that sticks around for awhile. Big caramel and "red" aroma with piney hops. Flavor is big sweet malts with piney hop kick at the end. No mistaking this as an imperial red ipa hybrid. I wish the malts were a little less sweet, and that the abv was a little better hidden, but this is an imperial, after all. Strong and pretty tasty beer. Would like to try more IPA/red hybrids - Summit’s Horizon was quite tasty in particular.