Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Omg. I love this beer. I have been waiting and trying to get this beer for 1 1/2 years. All the hype and wondering how its going to taste... It didn't let me down. Hints of fruit. Strong taste of alcohol and spices. Well worth the wait and I can't wait for the next one.
Thisis12ptfont (1000) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer review # 1,000. On tap @ Yard House. Aroma smells more or less like a typical IPA. Notes of pines, herbs, fresh tangerine juice, fresh hops, peach skin as well as slight vanilla, oak, caramel and a ton of booze. Pours a darker golden appearance with a thick foam. Taste is immense with an immediate heavy hop bitterness, pines, hop leaves, hop resin, earth, dirt, dankness and dryness upfront. Immediately thereafter comes a seriously intense malt profile with dominating cough syrup, sweet wort, liquid malt extract syrup, sugared molasses, burnt wort sugar, maple syrup, candied caramel and honey. Finishes extremely dry with hop resin, tree bark, hop oils, hop juice, sugared apricot juice, tangerine juice, pines, herbs, spice and earth. Lots of noticeable metallic quality lingers through each phase. Overall, this is definitely not like any IPA I’ve ever had, let alone any beer I’ve ever had. It tastes like cramming hops and water into a blender and drinking it at the same time as sipping on pure liquid malt extract. Really insane stuff.
Martinus (3893) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, apricot, resin. Bitter hoppy flavour, malts, honey. Quite alcoholic. Finish honey and hops.
(from 66cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)
rotemalon (4) - - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a tulip glass. Beautiful orange color with an amazing foamy white head. A variety of aromas, from sweetened orange peel to crushed peppercorn, vanilla and anise. The taste is sweet caramel followed by swift bitterness which lingers on the palate.
tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 2012 (2015-1084) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, no head. Arome: fruity, sweet, caramel, some alcohol, soapy touch, bit sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, malty, alcohol, pretty bitter, more alcohol. Aftertaste: funky, lots of alcohol, very bitter, resinous, some citrus, more alcohol.
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 bottle. 6 oz pour from room-temp bottle unto a tulip glass. Deep orange and clear with a white mildly fizzy head with a green tinge. Nose is all hops. Super herbal with a little citrus underbeath. Pungent, a little mulchy/dirt, pine, moss. Dank, in a good way. Full body, creamy, a little sticky, thick. Taste-- wow. Similar to nose with some more fruity notes. Fairly sweet-- honey. A little floral. Strong booze underneath and in the finish. Not as overpowering as I expected. Very enjoyable.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The foam is more or less; nice and partially renewable. It has a good aroma hop mixed with a little citrus, and with my little knowledge, I guess American Amarillo hops. The taste is very vinous with distinct aromas of prune and apricot and a tang of citrus. Of course, it also has a great rich hop flavor, but not as hoppy as expected of an IPA. Despite the huge alcohol is this not very marked, apart from a good warm feeling. It is extremely tasty and a great surprise.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect hop aroma, citrus pine and light fruits. Pours Amber color clear. Flavor is hoppy not to bitter but pretty sweet from excess caramelization. Overall great brew just sweetness from long boil is off for me.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.99 twelve ounce bottle. Great aroma of stone fruit and. Citrus. Crystal dark orange pour. Real thick and sweet on palate. Finishes cloying and sweet.
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy Amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and malts. Taste is citrus a with a malty finish.
klk343 (150) - - JUL 23, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden. Smells and tastes like nail polish remover. A little sweet. Not enough flavor to cover up alcohol taste. Smooth texture though with no aftertaste.