raoul_duke (169) - - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of all, and I never mention this although I should start, the bottle art is awesome. 12 oz bottle from a four pack. Head is wet and white. Color is burnt orange almost red. Carbonation noticeable in the glass. Strong tropical fruit on the nose, pineapple kiwi and a touch of resin. Very pleasant. Taste is really good. Hop with a nice amount of malt. Define pineapple but the sweetness is really well balanced by the malt which is somewhat unique in the ipa game. I may do what the brewer suggests and age one or two bottles.
kevinsenn (1467) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Resin and juicy tropical fruit aroma. Quite sweet (not surprising for 12% ABV) but balanced out with a big bitter punch. Caramel and raisin notes as well as citrus hops. Boozy finish. Delicious.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another share thanks to Willrunforbeer. Orange Amber color with very slight head. Aroma shows a thick amount of bready malt, orange marmalade and mild citrus tones.
The alcohol is really mellow for an over 12% ABV the bitterness really nice and lingering. The malt and hop bitterness is a really nice balance. The balance is tits!!
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: spruce, citrus, caramel,
Appearance: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Christpuncher (1949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the hoppiest iPas I have had lately. Strong malt backbone on this one. Pours deep orange almost brown in color. Very bitter and hoppy bite. Smells dank and hoppy. Had out of a bottle at home
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chicagobears (434) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky copper into Leffe glass. This is my first exposure to Dark Horse and the store only limited one four pack per customer. Figured it had to be good… and it is. Really dense, sticky and hoppy. Pine and citrus with a syrupy caramel backbone. A bit hot on the palate and a very long bitterness lingers. Also has an ’earthy’ finish. Very appetizing.
kevinahcc20 (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’ve been looking to try this and have had a hard time finding it. I was in Hops at 84 East in Holland, MI and they had it on draft. Served in a 12 oz. snifter it was a darkish orange color with an aroma that was both hoppy & fruity. The menu had it listed at 13.7 ABV and for this potency it was remarkably smooth and well balanced. An excellent choice for enjoying a slow extended sipping session!
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a great subdued hop flavor with another fruit or some other taste taking most of the credit. Not the smoothest beer though.
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong but smooth. Delish defifworth it if you’re looking for a punch of flavors. Yes.
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 4 pack, orangy brown pour, this one says it’s 12.0%. Full of hops, i believe that they doubled up on everything, it was like drinking two beers at once. I have a question about how this beer is a 99 and other beers that are quite inferior get 100. If any beer deserves a 100 its this one.