hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Bottle pour. Dark color with red hues. Nice white head. Hoppy grapefruit on the nose. Hoppy with nice smooth bitterness. Nice red.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 22oz. Bottle (at 7.2%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from biggsbowler; THANKS Randall! Aroma of malt, light hops, light caramel, and a hint of Earth. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, leaves, hops, Earth, slight tea, and citrus. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, citrus finish. 7.2% is completely hidden throughout.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid hopped up red ale. rich, robust, and tasty. This is what a big, bold red ale should be. A little thick, and over hopped for the true style, but this is an Arrogant Bastard slayer.
dwm1034 (581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sampler / pour at Cigar City tasting room....did two of these....the initial taste grabbed me despite all of the other wonderful CC beers I sampled....great hop forward initial taste along with a smoothing taste I canít describe...this is one FINE beer
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hazy reddish orange brew sits nicely in my Cigar City snifter with a nice sized white head on top. It slowly disappears into the liquid and leaves a slight bit of lacing around the glass.
The nose bursts with citrus like hops. A lot of grapefruit and orange in there. Quite a moderate amount of malts in the nose as well.
Not much different in the taste. The hops come at you first. They are slightly earthy along with the citrus notes. Iíd say there is even some tropical fruit tastes in there as well. This has become common in their hoppy beers. A caramel malt backing is present and gives some balance to things. But the hops are first and foremost.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Early Winter Tasting, Odense, 2011. Pours ruby copper with a creamy head and lacings. Peach and grapefruit. Sweet caramel. Sticky. Really dry and hoppy end.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red amber with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and juicy citrus hop aroma. Sweetish caramel and biscuit flavour with citrus hops and a good bitterness
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice amber pour. great frothy head on this beauty of a beer! malt aroma with some hopís thrown in. creamy when it hits your tongue. sweet malt up front with some hop bitterness on the finish. I see what the fuss is about!
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was probably a bit past its prime. The hops were very muted but still retained some fruity spicyness. The overall beer seemed a bit more malt aggressive then I had anticipated. Not bad though.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. The hops really come out in this one with a really nice roasty malt backbone; perfect balance. I wish I could get this in Illinois!!!