mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Gibson, Brooklyn tap ($7): Pours red with an off-white head. Aroma is hops: some fruity, citrus, bit floral, with a nice darkish malt backbone. Taste is quite bitter and dry. Hoppiness permeates, but rests on the malts. Good combination. Good, but not all that interesting.
AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange brown with white head. Aroma is pine resin. Taste is pine and bitter. Very nice amber.
DCLawyer (1298) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->tulip. Cloudy orange-brown with huge frothy offwhite head. A: pine hops, resin, nutty malt, spice, citrus peel. Very interesting. T: bittersweet pine hops and malt. Big hop taste, strong lingering bitter aftertaste. Quite good.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium to good yellowish head, irregular, over deep copper-amber ale. USA hops, resiny, bit vegetal, faint exotic fruit (passion-, rosewater), bit vegetable oil. Bitter-metallic; bit of dried fruit with all sweetness overpowered by the resiny hops. Finish is quite a bit empty, short of watery. Quite spritzy, slick-oily but not very well-bodied. Finish lets down, rest as expected.
ansalon (847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium tan head. Nose is full-bodied with caramel, molted leaves, ripe fruit, pine cones. Taste is extremely well balanced with caramel and rye bread marrying togther with molasses, ripe fruit, grass, hay, orange zest, honey. Very very good indeed!
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 16/6/2013 (shared by Butz - thanks). Pours a very cloudy very dark reddy brown with a small head. Has a powerful, lovely fruity, hoppy aroma with lots on piny notes. In the mouth, it’s really flavoursome, with sweet dark, stone and citrus fruit, lots a caramel and a touch of toasty malt. This is an absolute hop bomb, with a huge lingering, resiny, piney, dry bitterness. The palate is quite full and a bit creamy and the carbonation medium. An outstanding beer and a particular treat for hop heads.
AGGarcia44 (18) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Over 100IBU is not misleading. Hop character dominates the malt. Aroma is strong resin,spice, light citrus and amber malt. Opaque deep mahogany crimson color. Long lasting off white head.
SlackerMads (1140) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy chestnut brown with a medium sized good lasting and lacing off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and plenty of hop notes; citrus zest, mango and resin mostly. Taste is medium sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Lasting bitterness in the finish. Red iipa, nothing spectacular.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Sleepy Ken Tasting, CPH. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is maramalade, toast. Strong sweet malty aromas. The taste is brown bread slathered in marmalade. Some toffee. Singed grass. Full body, slightly boozy. Overall, pretty solid.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A lot going on with the ingredient list and not sure it all comes together totally perfectly but it drinks pretty good nonetheless. Sweet candi sugar and red fruit aroma. Flavor is a little yeasty and full of caramel and sweetness. Finish is a little fusel alcohol. A bunch if red fruit and sweetness.