boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Bottle... Poured dark, hazy amber/reddish with an eggy head. Nose was resinous with hops citrus, and earthy spices. thick mouthfeel and full bodied. Borderline hoppy barleywine here with mouthfeel. Burnt cereal-like sugars with a big sweetness. Bitter rind-like and orange zest.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 with John, Ryan, and Eddie. Thanks again man! Poured a deep amber with an off-white head. Smell is vanilla, figs, slight grapefruit, prunes, and brown sugar. Taste is raisins, caramel, vanilla, grapefruit, and toffee with a strong bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. If you approach this beer as an American style barleywine it is very enjoyable. Definitely not a DIPA, still tasty.
deekyn (849) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours orange amber with 1 finger fluffy white head with little lacing. S - strong malty aromas up front. Fruity and grainy. Candied citrus fruit and dark dried fruit. M - very heavy bodied with a thick and chewy mf. Syrupy and sweet to a dry sticky bitterness. T - heavy muddled candied citrus fruit and dark dried fruits up front. Strong sweet malts move to a dry grassy bitterness. O - too heavy handed to be great. Overly sweet , tacky even. Malt heavy. 6
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Similarly off the mark as Batch #3. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are of tangerine, unfermented wort, iced tea, caramel, boozy, and quite sweet. Light marmalade. Not a lot of hops. Flavors are quite sweet, like southern sweet tea, cloying even. Herbal and boozy, kind of bad to be honest. Sticky sweet, thick, medium bubbles.
Tastes sweet even for finishing at 5*p.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Nose/taste of orange cream, orange peel, caramel, molasses, syrup and alcohol. Medium body. Slightly bitter hops in finish.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet and alcoholic with licorice, spice, fruit, and caramel malt. The appearance is orangish tan with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall it's interesting.
Palidor19 (2841) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very heavy aroma with lots malty and syrup flavor. Very strong hops with pine but itís. Not over powering but itís very strong. One of the best.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy and peach like aroma. Semi spicy but fruity up front. Definite hops to finish. Very unique ipa but has a lot going on. Iím pretty impressed.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange color with a medium sized off white/light yellow head that disappears quickly. The aroma had sweet caramel, citrus, orange peel, earthy hops, and some alcohol. The flavor had a big caramel malt sweetness, citrus, spicy hops with very mild bitterness at the back. This was full bodied, sticky and syrupy. Some alcohol at the finish. I donít know if this will get better with age, since batch 3 didnít.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured a nice amber/orange with a nice nearly off white head that left some lacing behind. aroma was citrus, caramel, orange, and some slight fingernail polish. flavor had all of the same aspects of the nose. body was full and sticky with low-medium carbonation.