valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour at DH brewery/loft - hazy yellow golden with thin head...aroma is very tart and biting, hint of tropical fruit underneath. Flavor is quite sour and tart...almost makes you pucker, but I thought it was pretty good, as the tropical fruit notes offset the tartness nicely...that being said, it is pretty one-dimensional with little else going on. Palate was very dry and kept you coming back for more...but in a good way. I’ll admit, I was kind of surprised when I saw the very poor reviews on this one, but after mining things a bit, it appears that this may be a bit rough in bottle form, but I thought it was quite enjoyable out of the keg...
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a nice deep amber orange hue, firmer haze, decent glow, a bit darker. Loose bubbly head dies down to a mellow film, laces small. Aromas are dragonfruit, acedic acid qualities, a touch of nail polish, tropical fruit and gentle citrus. A touch of bready malts, some firm acidity. Initial is firmer fruit, mellow to low carbonation. Touches of nail polish, acidity, dragon fruit and tropical fruit. Some gentle citrus, dragon fruit, bread, and lactic elements. Middle is citrus, fruit, and dragon fruit. Backend is more acedic, trailing off effectively. Lactic and acedic acidity linger through it. Tropical fruit, some citrus, the dragon fruit element is distinct. Finish is a touch harsh, but not as bad as I expected. As a sour it’s underwhelming and a bit harsh. The dragonfruit element is interesting, but overall the beer still suffers from acedic problems and a difficulty in drinking. Not quite Blood Orange, a little undercarbonated. But.. meh.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma of beeswax, chinese food and citrus. Pours cloudy and awfully flat. Taste is really, really bad. Like trash with beeswax. Simply awful.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sampled at Clockwork’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a murky body with no lacing or head. Aroma is dusty funk and really nothing else. Mouthfeel is medium with weird heat, faint acidity - neither of which really balance each other. Doesn’t work.
Marheb (1527) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Peu d’effervescence, fruits exotiques, plus sucré qu’acidulé. Intéressant.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Big fruit aroma, tart, star fruit, grapefruit, sticky smelling. Flavor is tons of tropical fruit, slightly tart, light orange. Medium bodied, tart, sweet finish. Very fruity.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy fig color
Very acetic. Dragon fruit is dominating. Very sour and intense. Almost boozy. Finish is oak and grape skins
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a hazy amber with a good amount of floaty swirly little bits. A good amount of acetone, similar to the blood orange. Behind all of the acetone there’s a touch of fruit and funk, but the acetone overpowers everything. Medium bodied, soft fruit, loads of acetone, tangy with a bit of caramel. Lingering acid, more acetone.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Mike (who didn’t know how bad this beer was and apologized numerous times.) Thanks for the gesture though! Pours a clear golden with big head. Once the cap was taken off this thing started to semi-gush out with just bubbles. No lack of carbonation. Aroma is a harsh cheese funk with loads of Acetone and some vanilla. Taste is more acetone and vinegar with some cinnamon and sweet fruit near the tail end of the taste. Just not good and off to say the least. Couldn’t finish a glass. What a mess.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours hazy gold with a white head. A little bit of nail polish remover, but not as offensive as the Blood Orange version, with some light berry sweetness and tartness. Not bad.