7121548 (1) - - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is an aldehydic fruity floral. Heady base notes of honeysuckle and heliotrope intertwined with syrupy mid notes of overripe stone fruits. The top note is a bail of hay with an ephemeral hoppiness.
The color is exactly that of a urine sample belonging to a person afflicted with a bladder infection--a slightly hazy amber with fiery flecks of red strewn throughout. The thick, frothy head is reminiscent of the discharge experienced after contracting chlamydia. Looks better than it tastes.
For a DIPA, the hop flavor was disappointingly one dimensional and left much to be desired. Rotting pluots and stale potpourri dominate. Metallic aftertaste can only be likened to sipping from a cup full of 1965 pennies belonging to a transitory skid row resident.
Agressive suds envelope the tongue upon initial contact. Overly sharp ethanol burns as the bubbles burst traveling through the throat and esophagus.
Exorbitant price of $7.50 for a pint served in a mason jar at the brewery. Supremely overpriced for such a deficient beer.
skmikeg (862) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a deep copper orange with a one finger off white head which fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, caramel, and some rye. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet malts, caramel, rye, some tropical fruits, and maybe toffee. Has a medium-full body with a slightly creamy, and a slightly dry, slightly boozy, moderately bitter, yet still sweet, medium long finish. Overall, a pretty nice DIPA that is a tad too malty and boozy for my taste.
mrtripod (19) - USA - MAR 9, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark copper. No much of an aroma. Malty but lacking in hop flavor. Average at best and definitely not worth the hefty price tag. Much better choices for hopheads at half the price.
hopheadj (7) - upland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my number two beer according to my pallete its everything u need in a beer if I had a beer air freshner that would be my flavor knuckle sandwich. Tell me where u can find a 10% beer that tastes as smooth as knuckle sandwich yah cant
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BLG for this one. Pours a dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and earthy hop character. Taste is sticky, resinous sweetness from the malt and a sharp bitterness from the earthy and pine hops. It’s almost too sweet. I’d like to see more of the hops come through.
StefanSD (2110) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is well roasted barley, dust, some fruity citrus and pine. The flavor is bitter hops forward with piney hops and a trace of grapefruit backed up by a malt base that features biscuit, rye bread and caramel. The palate is full, smooth and a bit oily with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering bitter walnuts. Overall: Respectable brew, but I’d call it an imperial red ale; its just too malty for a DIPA in my opinion...
RobertDale (3391) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours dark gold with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Taste is grapefruit, oranges, pine, grass, and caramel malt. Well done!
DannyBoyOG (4) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet floral aroma, beautiful appearance. The taste is quite refreshing. This is one of Bootlegger’s best brews, when it is available. Do yourself a favor and try this brew.
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good stuff. Nice hops. Some malt. Medium low bitternes, low for a double, Run of the mill double.
nimbleprop (4756) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle courtesy of OCBeerSociety. Pours a golden amber with some lacing white head. Nose is soapy, pine, caramel, dough. Flavor is bitter, sweet, caramel, grapefruit, soap. Full, bitter finish.