fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from B.O.A., Ostia, bb 4/2014, batch 459
Hazy amber color with medium head. Nice and strong aroma of modern hops, fruity in the front, more earthy and sweaty in the end. Good carbonation level, good toffee flavor, with an extreme hopping, providing a high level of resins and enough fruits. Long final.
Quite brutal, in the good sense.
puboflyons (2074) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the odd shaped dwarf bottle dated 11-2013, Lot no. 414. It pours an incredibly milky looking orange amber with a foamy off-white head that sits stagnant on top. The aroma is a little upfront malty and buttery with a little bit of hops around the edges. The body is creamy and medium. The taste is sweet but the hop bitterness roars in to take over at the end.
JDBaker11058 (1223) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: hazy medium caramel orange brown, with a finger of near white head and spotty lacing. Aroma: sharp, with grapefruit, dry floral honey and a bit of caramel malt. Taste: dry, bitter grapefruit and lemongrass, over a reticent caramel, brown bread malt backbone. Finish: dry and bitter, with citrusy hops lingering. Notes: Too hop forward for my taste, but what I got of the malts I really liked. Probably would not try again.
gunnfryd (10263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hop, grapefruit. Flavour is yeast, malt, hop, grapefruit. Bitter finish. OK beer.
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very carbonated beer all head misty amber body aromas citrus caramel the flavours citrus biscuit some caramel mild tastes because of the citrus bitter finish has flavours but taken over by the bitter taste
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Richmond 19th. Medium orange, decent head. Aroma is mostly citric hop, hops prevalent, touch of caramel. Flavor matches, with a very, very dry and bitter finish. Just too bitter for my tastes. Odd.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
RG 19. Bottle. Caramel color with thin cream head and light lacing. Smells caramelly and floral. Tastes really hoppy- aspirin. Long bitter finish. Don’t like the aroma like the flavor ok.
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sawdust, star fruit, pineapple, caraway, and orange. Murky orange, medium head. Sawdust and overripe orange. Orange peel finish. Considerably bitter, but pleasant.
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured a cloudy amber brew with a light white head. Aromas of malt and hops and vanilla. Medium bodied, with flavors of sweet malt that are over powered bythe hops that fade but don wuit.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of tia at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a hazy bronze color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of brown sugar, coconut, citrus, floral and tropical hops. The taste is earthy, spicy, herbal hops, caramel, bitter finish. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Interesting.