GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 355mL packaged 9/13/2012. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a medium, creamy, yellow head. Spotty, weak lacing. Nose is orange syrup, maple, mild cheese, strawberry cake, some freezer vegetables, sticky Grand Marnier. Taste is quite aggressive pine sap and pine needles slapping you in the face with a hefty dose of malt body. Ends up feeling rich, very bitter, dense, but with almost no tropical NZ hop character. Certainly malt forward with 100 IBU smackdown. Palate is thick, bitter, maple, sticky, small boozy heat. Not bad- but almost the exact opposite of every beer Iíve been enjoying lately. Not sure if Larry Bell reads ratebeer forums, but this is exactly what people are getting tired of: boozy, sticky, mega pine bitter, red Double IPA. Ughhhhh. 10/5/2012 6/3/6/3/12=3.0
355mL. Pours with a larger yellow head, excellent retention. Nose is more maple and barleywine character, orange syrup, some whiskey, orange liqueur. Taste is creamy, sweet, some barleywine toffee, warming alcohol. Works nicely as a barleywine. Iíd dump the DIPA moniker. 10/9/2012 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Caponeís. Pours turbid deep coppery with ruby edges and 2-finger off-white lacy head. Nose is big resiny hops, caramel malt, mild vinous fruit. Tastes of caramel, resiny peppery hops, some vinous heat, and a resiny finish.
Dogbrick (7149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of moderately bitter hops, grapefruit, grainy malt and a bit of pine. The finish is citrusy hops with malt and toffee undertones. Good beer with an ABV that sneaks up on you quickly.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to GT2: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a big fresh resinous hoppy nose with some sweet toasty caramel undertones. Starts with good fullness and lightly chewy sweet malts well balanced with lots of fresh piny hops and bitterness before a drier slightly warming finish. Deceptively drinkable.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear, medium orange with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up fresh, juicy pine, floral, and citrus notes over sweet biscuity malts.. some excellent pineapple on the back too.. loved it! I didnít dig the actual drinking part as much, though.. the flavor got a little messt.. sharp fruity bitterness and peppery alcohol upfront, with fruit meat and biscuity malt support.. peppery and hot on the long, bitter finish.. overly aggressive with just too much going on. Medium-plus bodied and very bitter on the palate.. felt stronger than it needed to be.. there were fleeting moments of excellence, but the heavy hand won.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with an off white head. Some lacing. Nose and taste is almost entirely resin, liquified pine and tree sap. Some caramel malt. Too perfumy and piny for me. A big beer thatís a little too big. Maybe this one should only go to 8. Medium body.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange malt and light citrus peel aroma. Amber with small head. Very sweet orange and strongly bitter orange peel flavor. Sweet and hoppy.
crossovert (6146) - 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.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Strong sweetened pithy citrus like aroma.   Subtle alcohol.   A little rough on the tongue, strong citrus and pith, a little green, some warming.   Decent malt base, somewhat sweet, hoppy but not too biting.   Certainly feels like 11%, but its not too hot or alcoholic.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a candied citrus peel, pith, and soft alcohol.   Seems a decent beer, warming, some flavors, not too brash, yet still seems a little young in some aspects.   Certainly gets your buzz on!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet (caramelized-fruity) and bitter (resinous-citrusy) and boozy copper ale. Decent beer. Just another face in the crowd.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed 5 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by tyler_mn, thanks a lot Tyler.
The look: Clear redish-copper body topped by a medium off-white head leaving good lacings on the glass.
In long: This American Strong Ale smells like a Imperial Red Ale with a nose that is bursting with hops resin, baked red berries pie, a bit of booze. Taste is thick creamy caramelized malts, a bit in a sweet pastry, baked red berries, sweet fruits, surprising yeast presence, bitter citrus fruits, green plants/vegetables, sticky hops resin, alcohol heat. Very full body that doesnít. A pleasant generous but very soft carbonation. Obviously quite sweet although not cloying. Some alcohol heat but less than expected for an 11%. Assertive bitterness that stands up to the malt sweetness, surprisingly well balanced monster beer. I canít find anything wrong with it, itís not very aggressive, it is relatively easy to drink, but the whole thing didnít win me over. Lacked a je-ne-sais-quoi to be more than just another sweet-hoppy-boozy monster beer. Quite a few good ratings for this beer, and you would be amazed at the amount of time I have spent on ratebeer trying to find a way to delete other peopleís ratings.