crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
They needed to not fuck up the distro on this. It is a good beer a few months old. Like a red version of oracle in some ways. But I wanted it fresh.
rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel maltiness, toasted bread, and citrusy hops. Chewy caramel and toast on the front fading into resin citrus juiciness. Medium thick body, warming alcohol and a long bitter finish.
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep copper color from the bottle with frothy off-white head and great lacing. The commercial description gives you good notes for the aroma and taste. Overall, this beer is fantastic, and you can’t even tell it’s that alcoholic. I want a whole lot more, but it may be hard to find.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Clear amber pour with a nice sticky beige head. This beer is dominated by caramel malt, sweet sugars, toffee, and finishes with bitter hops. Slightly metallic. It’s decent, but I’m not a fan of this much caramel sweetness. The abv is well hidden. It’s not a DIPA, should be either ASA or barleywine.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hop aromas. Citrusy hop flavors. One of the best batch beers. Overall fantastic.
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear copper/amber with an beige head. Aroma is big caramel/toffee malt, melon/pine/resin/citrus hops. Taste is moderately bitter, melon/pine hops, big caramel malt. Palate is soft, oily, warming, big malt finish. More of a barleywine than a DIPA.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a refrigerated 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Pours a nice translucent amber color with a very nice, large, beige head of foam. The aroma is sweet and resiny. Taste is very resiny and grapefruity bitter with just enough malt backbone to keep the bitterness in check. Pretty good overall.
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead. Thanks brotha! Deep amber with red hues. Sweet, sweet caramel and toasted malt with musty pine and juicy tropical fruit. Flavor is more sweet malt up front, fading to a fruity hop blend of pear, mango, peach, pineapple, and faint pine. Not overly bitter with sweetness still pulling though. Somewhat sticky, clean. A beer fruit cup.
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 November 7, 2012 bottle from Mike as an extra. Brown with some orange and red pour with decent head and lacing. Sweet fruit, piney hops and grain or malt. Taste starts sweet and fruity and then moves into a mild piney bitter finish.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. big fruity hops, mainly citrus. moderate malt body. pretty well done, but certainly not in the same class as hopslam or hop stoopid.