Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Crossroads Spirits. Poured a dark golden orange color with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma of alcohol, loads of caramel malt, and old citrus fruit. Taste is the same. Very malty, with light citrus bitterness, and some alcohol burn in the finish.
conway (1126) - - MAR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big white head. Aroma is tea like hops and some corn/wheat like malt. Taste is tropical fruit and a big alcohol burn. Thick sticky palate and strong carbonation. Not my favorite.
kayres (389) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear orange with a medium off white head. Big green hoppy nose. Well balanced citrussy malty flavor
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dphoxie (115) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty delightful brew. I enjoy the bright fruity notes. Loads of citrus from the hops. Plenty of sweetness from malts.
Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep golden light copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is mild citrus, apricot, with a lager-like character. Flavor loses a lot of the hops and has a strange lager tinge to it. Light to medium in body with a lingering funk. Not sure how I feel about this one. Drinkable, but not my favorite.
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber with a light tan head with good lacing. Aroma is citrusy lemon mixed with bread. Taste is malt sweet with an herbal lemon note mid palette.
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scarletfire65 (865) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Flavors of apricot, peach, pine, orange creamsicle, Well rounded finish. Bitter but fruity and zero astringency. Super fresh, clear, and focused. Dangerously high drinkability for 9%. A superb DIPA.
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange-gold with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fruity with pine and caramel. Taste is more of the same with nice hop/malt balance. Smooth finish, quite light on the bitterness.
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is intense hooy-fruity, the beer itself starts smooth with nice floral hop aroma. The body is slightly sweet, but not too much. The floral hops have hints of citrus and pine, but are smoother and not as "blast-off", as expected. The aftertaste is fresh, floral-grassy, slightly sweet and very smooth. The bitterness is well-balanced.
A nice brew, but nothing that special. --> 11/12/11/11
Glucose (1) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft from freshly tapped keg. I had the first non-foamy pint from the
Not much of a nose, but mostly due to my having a sinus issue at the
time. Gave this a mid-range value since I was unable to tell.
Color a clear light amber.
Head was as previously described by others - once the newly tapped
keg stopped acting up, there was about a finger of slightly off-white head,
which dropped off to a few mm after about 4-5 minutes.
Pretty direct taste of citrus, pine, resinous, very very intense. No fooling
Mouth feel was sharp, shocking sharp, but in a good way.
NOT something you can quaff - the flavor and mouthfeel was too
intense for that. I had to sip it very slowly. Savor the intensity.
Shazam! would also have been a good name for it!