crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Pours amber, no head. Almost wine like the alcohol is completely here. Nothing but hops with a sweet barleywine like taste and a cringing amount of alcohol. It is what it is.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber with almost no head. Strong piney hop aroma. Sweet malt taste up front fades in and out with the hops. Flavor is everywhere. Big hop bite at the end with an aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Reminded me of Dreadnaught in a way. Canít understand how this beer only has a 3.8 average. Even at $9 a bottle it is worth every penny.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Just an absolute fun beer to drink. I treat this stuff like it was a treasure. Flavorful, smooth, and enough in one bottle to sit you down this beer has it all.
Very rarely do you find a beer that can be considered a definitive artform, this is one of them.
hrnplr (5) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What can I say? Not my favorite style, but I couldnít imagine anyone doing it better. The hops arenít even as intrusive as the regular arrogant bastard, but the flavor is incredible. Everything is beautifully balanced; its strength is masked by the wonderful choice of hops and the perfect amount of carbonation...
SilkTork (5322) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aug, 2003: Bottle. Gentle citric aroma. Huge syrupy thick flavour - spicky and shocking, almost revolting. Doesnít invite further investigation - in fact, the opposite. A gagging action comes into operation after a few sips. A true drain pour. A crude and excessive beer that doesnít taste as if itís been fully brewed out.
jtw (1125) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark amber orange color. smells like a hell of a lot of hops. superb mouthfeel, just the slightest alcoholic tingle (20%? how??). hops on the palate everywhere except the finish, which is sticky and malty sweet. lots of hoppy flavors, like grass, grape, pear. coats your mouth like syrup. awesome beer.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is over thte top to strong to discribe this? NO, this brew is way over the top. As a non hop head I tried this just to say I had and guess what? It is what it advertises. I really did think I would taste the alcohol more.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber/orange. Poured with thousands of tiny bubbles working their way in slow motion to form a quick settling head. What can I say.. Itís all about the hops. Smells like a hop frappe which is nice if youíre a hop addict like myself. A really green, earthy hop aroma blends with fruity citrusy notes of peaches in heavy syrup. I can actually smell the leaves and stems of the hops in here. Amazing. Mouthfeel is slick and chewy sticking to every tastebud in my mouth. Incredibley smooth and dangerously drinkable. Flavor is much like aroma. Peachy sweet and a hop lovers dream beer. The finish is candy apple sweet. The alcohol is really hidden well but warms you up gradually. If youíre a hophead you must try this one.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big....very big. Sweet, rich and warming to oneís soul. This drink of Kings will help you start the night off right
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled GABF: [very sweet, surprised by the amount of malt thats very sweet. Raison, plum, very hoppy. So much like hop candy.