_angst_ (2777) - 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...
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Orange/copper color, small offwhite head. Fruity aroma, hops, orange, woody notes, spicy, grassy, metal notes. Hoppy flavor, malty, some alcohol, fruity, orange, citrus, bready, hay and metal notes. Hoppy pine finish.
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours cloudy amber with a small beigish head leaving some lace. Aroma is dry malty grassy and a bit sweet. Flavor is very sweet malty fruity sweet again bitter citric and resiny. Peaches and apricots together with bitter piny touch at the end finishing with a longlived dry bitter fruity aftertaste.
tightslice (188) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Bottle Pour at Taps Wine & Beer in Winter Park, FL. I must admit strong bias towards anything that Cigar City produces... however was a bit disappointed with this $33 bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice creamy head. Starts slightly bitter and moves into sweetness. Way too sweet! Was expecting something more from the bitter peels and ended up on the other side of sickening sticky, like an orange marmalade (which is really not really something I care too much for). Reminds me of a blown out version of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (which I love because it’s much more classic and understated).
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks drowland). Looks good; an opaque orange with thin lacing. Smells pungent; that peel is big. Tastes pretty good too. Mouthfeel is average. Not bad.
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine Ft Lauderdale. It pours clear amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is massive citrus, pot pourri, floral and sweet tangy orange. The taste is sweet orange citrus fruit, pot pourri, resin, alcohol warmth, tangy, spice and marmalade. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Slightly sticky mouth-feel and perhaps a touch too sweet. Not bad.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bott’e at CBC’s First Birthday Party. Cheers to Scopey for bringing this one back from FL! The pour is a full deep amber orange with no head whatsoever. The nose is oak, lemon, strawberry sherbet and orange. The taste is much the same, plenty of wood and orange liqueur. Full body, hot. Overall, not bad, but not a standout on the day!
racer_x (4) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared whilst playing bar trivia, acquired via trade. So, I’m excited by the prospect of trying my first from the 110K+OT series, mostly because I know the history. I was totally IN, in a lurk-y kind of way. Cool label, but maybe not as SWEET as the original. Poured a murky orange, sticky but quickly fading head. Smell is herbal, sweet, boozy punctuated by orange peel. Tastes sweet and one-dimensional, but the alcohol is well-hidden. Slightly herbaceous, but not much in the way of hops. Very syrupy palate with low carb. Basically all the things I dislike about DIPAs with none of the aggressive hoppiness I crave.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you like fruity IIPAs, this is the new benchmark
A: Pours pretty dark for an IIPA - deep dark golden color, almost brown. The soapy head is pretty small for a beer of this gravity, decent retention
S: Tropical fruit-forward IIPA...tons and tons of either guava or papaya notes along with sweet, ripe citrus (grapefruit, orange). You can tell that this beer has some residual sugar in it. Malts give a seemingly sturdy caramel balance to it. Alcohol is noticeable as this decants.
T: This is a big, sweet beer. Not too sweet by my standards. Again, tons of tropical fruit notes in the flavor (guava, pineapple, mango, orange), solid bitterness that definitely helps to balance the sweetness. Malts give a little support and balance, but this is a fruity, hop forward Double IPA.
MF: Creamy velvety feel to it. Pretty big in body as well. Carbonation is right on par. The massive 11% ABV is surprisingly well hidden but warms your face and chest.
O: One of the most tropical-fruity beers I’ve had - drastically surpasses CITRA, Just Outstanding, Yulesmith, and anything else that I have put in a glass in terms of fruit. Very solid offering from CCB, but splitting a bomber is probably best
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30th June 2012
Bottle shared at Craft by Scopey - nice one Paul! Hazy amber beer, small cream coloured head. Smooth semi dry palate turning softer. Lovely rich tangy orange. Sweet and sour. Orange liquer. Orange peel. Rich orange marmalade. Mild minerals. Smooth finish. A lovely rich orangey treat!