TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Hazy gold with a short white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, light booze, floral hops and candied fruit notes. Taste is sweet malt, booze, honey, candied fruit, floral hop notes, caramel, light toffee and citrus notes. Body is medium-full with a dense, bubbly carbonation and light warmth. Slightly sticky. Ends with more caramel, booze, toffee notes, sweet malt, honey notes, candied fruit and floral notes.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is musty barn hay...
The taste has an assertive orange and grapefruit flavor, to include the bitterness, at first. There are some very sweet malt notes that snake their way in and out. And the booze is there too.
The texture is thick with low carbonation.
Itís a big beer with big flavors. Interesting for sure.
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I liked the beer at first, I thought it was a bit smooth for an IPA, but like the name suggests I couldnít put it into a category. It tasted like an orange peel after awhile. I got tired of it after about 1/2 a glass and it didnít leave my palate with a nice taste. Iím glad I tried it, just really couldnít get into it.
drsordr (1006) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour light hazy gold. Nose dank hop,slight floral, toffee and some caramel. Taste nice bitter up front, early palate sweet, some biscuit, light fruit. Lots of malt sweet. Reasonable balance. Bitter finish.
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark gold into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Thick with dark toffee, toasted nuts and bread upfront turning to hot caramel and resin in the lasting finish.
phikus (5) - syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This could be my favorite beer. The name is deceiving though. I was expecting something like a green flash palate wrecker, this is more of a straight DIPA not much barley wine about it. Perfect malt balance with a heavy dose of zesty pine dank hops. Alcohol very well hidden.
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 I was very intrigued by this bottle given my fondness for Old Crustacean. But this just didnít have anything special. Was it a good barleywine? Nope. Was it a good double IPA? Nope. Just a mediocre combination of both. I love the idea, but better luck next time with the end product Rogue.
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Pours a cloudy amber with a thine white head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, spice, resin and fruit. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a slight dry and warming finish. Easy to drink for a higher ABV beer, but quite enjoyable.
mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a light head. Notes of apple, and a little hops. Flavor is barleywine upfront, with the hoppiness of the DIPA in the aftertaste and backend. Little bit of alcohol note afterwards. Overall an interesting "beer", worth giving a shot.
mtdewa1 (274) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour. No head or lacing. Aroma is citrus. Taste is bitter followed by a malty backbone. Strong bitter grapefruit notes and a bit of orange. Strong yet smooth. Very thick palate for style. Overall decent.