probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz bottle via my bro, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a nice light tan foam.
Aroma: Strong caramel and sweet, sugary malts, grapefruit and marmalade, rye bread crust, fairly citrusy, a little pine/resin, a touch savoury/brothy, quite fruity, some berries, maybe apricot?, nice.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Much more stark than the nose, quite resinous, a bit floral, fairly earthy, not nearly as friendly, dry, earthy malts, a little burnt sugar, quite different from nose; dry with strong bitterness and a stark, earthy, stern finish.
Holy bipolar brew, Batman!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Louisville brewpub. Pours a light clear amber with a nice light foamy head from the draught. Nose is fresh hops, citrusy with a bit of light pine. Sweet but mild malt. Light and refreshing.
beersak (91) - akron, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark amber color. Strong flavor beyond hops. Make this one into an OPA and it might be ok.
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TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark burnt orange/ amber color with very little white head. Sweet hops and malts with not a lot of hop flavor
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a burnt orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts and citrus hops. Flavor of citrus and pine hops with some light pale malt.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel-amber with fair, creamy, tan head / Mild, lightly skunky and earthy nose of cream, caramel, and citrus / Medium body, a touch watery and genuinely soapy, low fruit but with good balance and bitter finish / Modest flavors of caramel, dry hops, grapefruit, and soap / Somebody was sleep-walking through this batch.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber color. Fresh hops and slightly bread nose. Earthy hops with citrus. Bready in the middle. Malt on the finish with bitter aftertaste.
ejf063 (3) - geneva, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak aroma with a beautiful cloudy orange/light brown color. Taste is good with slight bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth. Little head and lacing. Good beer great value
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a murky amber with little head. Aroma is barley, floral notes, and copper. Taste is metallic, bitter, lightly sweet and subpar.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 this is not a hophead dream. It is a sadistic fuckheads dream. Shit this is worthless, aspirin tasting shitty malts. I’m thinking this beer is way past its prime. No hop aroma or flavor at all. Malts tasted very stale.