Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Bell’s tulip. Pours amber with a moderate off-white head and some lacing. Nose has a bit of bready malt and some citrus hop notes. Slight pike. Flavor is fairly bitter and has quite a heavy booze kick.
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich reddish amber pour with a small white head. Aggressive pine resin, dusty caramel malts, citrus hops, and a nice slick full palate.
portableparty (1953) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a tight off white head that settles to a spotty film and subtle lacing. Aroma has grapefruit and piny hops with a big mix of caramel malt and spice. Taste is bitter piny resinous hops and caramel malt with a little spice with a warming finish. Palate is slick and warming with a chalky finish. With it being 11% it goes down nicely!
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark clear amber red with a nice off white head and some sticky lacing, aroma has a nice amount of citrus and fruit on the nose, the flavor has a good amount of hops on the front end with a sweet caramel finish, the booze really shows itself though, unlike Hopslam or Oracle you can really taste the abv in this one, still good stuff though.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark orange pour, a little bit of carbonation and an aroma of nice strong hoppy malt. Flavor also has a nice spicy malty backbone, syrupy alcohol and lingered with some subdued hops. Good beer, slightly above average.
Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls. Coppery and clear with no head. Big hops are citrus and onion. Somemore complex fruit. Not a fan.
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells goog too; HOPPY with a nice malt backbone. Tastes tastes like it smells, but a little hot and boozy. Average on the palate. Will probably revisit in a month or two.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color with a small white head. Aroma has plenty of fruit and citrus, but it has a strange musky character. Seems to have loads of pineapple with some slight orange and grapefruit. Pretty damn sweet taste with tons of caramel to start, and it still finishes with a lot of caramel. In between there is a good deal of grapefruit citrus character. Pretty full bodied and a bit too sticky for me. Still, very sweet and aggressively hopped but it just don’t come together for me.
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared . Pours orangish red with off white head. The aroma is a punch you in the face hop explosion. The oozing of the piny resinous hops hang from the glass. The flavor is a strong blend of many hops. Hard to discern which one is which. But are they balanced so nicely. On the back end you get a smooth alcohol burn but it is mild for 11 percent.
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - fair size thick head, very nice deep amber color, big but balanced
aroma and flavor - great citrus (and a mild pine) hops with sweet, caramel malt balance - excellent overall beer, plus a great name!