dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perfectly clear copper body with edges of fiery orange and a healthy carbonation level. Average retention to the mottled taupe head with sticky lacing. I canít believe they actually use the term ďTriple HoppedĒ on this beerís label. Pretty tame aroma for such a bold statement/marketing ploy? With some fruity pebble hops and amber malt sweetness that suggests caramel and mineral water.
Assertiveness kicked up a notch in the flavor, but the alcohol clashes against an onslaught of German style hops and a syrupy/spicy rye note. This beer is having trouble finding its identity, as it has the sweetness of an amber, the hop profile of a German pilsener, and the body of a double IPA. I canít say it really works for me. Dry, but syrupy and sticky on the palate. Big bubbles of carbonation feel gritty going down. Not my bag. Itís a decent attempt, but has too many stylistic and flavor errors for my liking.
PhilJackson80 (176) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. The beer pours to a deep red/amber color. The aroma has a slight hop resin smell with a rye sweetness too. The taste has a smooth slightly sweet upfront rye flavor with a pretty dry finish.. Overall a good amber. red ale.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DMís Clear and dark amber orange with a lasting head. Caramel, nuts, resin, spruce and spice. Fairly high bitterness, full body and bitter finish.
jgb9348 (4287) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich brown coloured body with a copper glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan, soapy head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, metal, nuts, earth and a very pungent english hop bitterness. Medium-bodied; Strong medicinal and herbaceous flavour with a lot of bitterness and pungent alcohol tastes coming from every corner. Aftertaste shows a big bitterness, some earthy malt and a lot of nuts - all with a strong alcohol flavour and even stronger medicinal flavour. Overall, a decent beer, but lacking in too many aspects and not showing enough nice depth to be considered a good beer. Still - great to try, and I already canít wait to be back. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$1.50 sampled at home in Washington on 05-December-2013 a few hours before leaving back to Portland.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle date: unk
Pours clouded rust color with a central dome and surrounding bullae of soapy lighter tan bubbles. Smells like sweet caramel malt, some dank hops, some pine hops and a bit of soap. Flavor is spicy with some nice malts, a bit of special B character, tea, caramel, body odor, some resin and a bit of pine. Medium on syrup body with a lighter carbonation character. Overall not a bad beer, Iíd drink this quite a few times.
Serving type: bottle
BOSSbrewer (1031) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor of sweet malt and some wet cardboard. Lots of alcohol with some burn. Decent. Medium bodied.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Bridgeport Brewing. Pours caramel with a big creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, kandi and notes of bread. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, toffee and bread, as well as some nice sweet hops. Long malty finish, with just a touch of zesty hops.
ajtrupp (150) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just learned that a bunch of other hopheads didn't like this beer from an earlier tasting. My guess is too much malts. Great flavor profile, though.
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adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown to purple color. Nose is really nice with a sort of plum and wheat nose and hints of rye but itís not easy to detect in aroma. Taste is interesting. Thereís a lot of maltiness in this beer for a 7.5% ale. Bitter like a baryleywine and the IBUs are totally unforgiving. Really wears on the palate and hard to finish more than 4 ounces.
odannyob (42) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bought the "beervana" 12 packer and sorted through the selection as to what to make coldest firstest. kingpin, tis.
poured into a glass that looks like the one on the bottlesí glass label and, since there are only 3 to test; this is my "score", so far.
and that there are hop growers cultivating nearby, too.
cwald (89) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
HQT night... Bottle. Great color. Maybe a slight cinnamon aroma. perfect hop/ aroma balance... just a really good red. Would like to try it on tap.