Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy, citrus, floral hop aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear orange ale with small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Aromatically, the orange peel really stands out, adding an interesting twist to interwoven notes of brown sugar, caramel, toffee and floral hops. Full bodied and velvety with modest carbonation. Well-balanced flavor. Super malty and fruity flanked by a bounty of tasty hops. Finishes fruity and bittersweet with lingering bitterness.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours dark, burnt orange with one-finger off white head. Nose is banana, a bit of tropical fruit, cane sugar. Taste: a surprise. Decent hop presence, but almost overwhelmed by the sweet caramel malts. Bit of apricot, raisin. Slightly prickling mouth feel, bitter finish. Not what I expected from the label. Not a IIPA, but perfectly serviceable as a left-of-center barleywine.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks meadme! pours thick orange with faint head. sugary booze aroma. tatse is hot hoppy and sweet
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange. He aroma is a little hops, but a lot of citrus. The taste has a decent amount of alcohol and a little overwhelming. The spice holds through into the taste.
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Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange, white head. Aroma is orange peel, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is light on the hops, heavy on the sweet malts, orange peel. Thick mouthfeel.
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thick off white head. Thick, sweet malt body with a big tropical fruit hoppiness in the taste. Hints of orange peel and tropical fruit hops dominate the aroma. While the body is a little thick, the aroma is fabulous. Overall, quite good.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Hazy amber color, yellow head. Sweet, fruity, acidic, almond, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, malty taste. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high grainy bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds citrus, fruits, bread dough, caramel, sugar and some "darker" hop notes. The flavour medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of sugar, sweet malt, earthy hops and citrus. The mouthfeel is round and sticky with a light carbonation. Citric and malty finish. Medium to full bodied.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy orange golden with a small creamy orange white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with caramel, gummi candy, lemon hard candy, slightly dry grass, dish soap, orange zest, lemon zest, uncooked green vegetables, alcohol and hints of honey. Taste is very sweet with alcohol, caramel, orange zest, Elton zesty, overripe mango, overripe pineapple, lemon zest, grass, sugar, mandarin oranges, pine, golden syrup, honey and dark sweet bread. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with dark sweet bread, orange peal, lemon zest, alcohol, honey, overripe tropical fruits and caramel. A bit over the top...