ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I purchased this beer back in May and kept it in the fridge. I purchased it a more of a novelty, thinking that a beer with 20% alcohol would be a little too strong, but I was very, very wrong. Aroma was fruity with hints on apricots and sweet malt. Poured out clean clear dark amber with a very small head. Flavor was rich and complex and slightly sweet. Full rich mouth feel and great robust flavors of hops, malt, and fruit. I must say this is the very best IPA I have ever had. The alcohol was well hidden and didn’t over power. I just wish I had more!
SoberDave (170) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged 3 years by redpooba. Awesome caramel aroma with bitter notes and strong alcohol. Pours golden brown. Sweet caramel flavour with grape, plumb, hops and strong alcohol. So smooth.
LetsGoState (648) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strongly alcohol. Taste is some bitter hops and hints of spice, but also strong on the alcohol. Overall reminds me more of a Belgian.
Taryn (2) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a pleasant surprise, as the 90 Minute sometimes seems a little heavy for my taste. I loved the balance and mouthfeel of this beer. If only the price wasn’t so high!
ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a sampler. The aroma is a bright, warm orange blossom floral note with just a slight rubbing alcohol hint, and some undertones of clove, as well as late, a warm caramel hint. The beer is a hazy orange, with a fuzzy, even, off-white head that has a decent retention. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium high bitter and sweet - both aspects do a good job of countering and complimenting each other. The beer is slick and smooth, with a creamy and fuzzy carbonation. The full body includes notes of caramel, sweet citrus, and clove honey that finishes with a bourbon-like clove and wood character. The aftertaste is quite clean and crisp with an astringent character and hints of grass, pine, and bourbon caramel.
CObiased (85) - - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip from 12 oz bottle....a nice hazy, thick golden orange with a minimal head. I smell sweet biscuity malts, fruity hops with notes of orange, peach and citrus rind. First taste is huge...full of big layered hops, balanced malts and a boozy background. Nice bitterness. Candy malts. Gigantic ABV. Over the top.
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
March Madness 2015.This "beer" is best described as a fine wine. And among wines I would compare it to a port. Very nice complex flavor. Very smooth buttery flavor. If you can afford it, it’s an awesome enjoyment.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating one from my stash; this one has been aging since 2008. One of my favorite beers. Smooth, malty....but this is one where I can only have one, and sharing a bottle with a good friend is actually the best.
Mep3222 (697) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice citrus hop aroma. Flavor is the same with a ton of malt and noticeable alcohol. A bit sticky palate but not terrible. Fairly sweet finish. A bit over the top, but has a ton of great flavors. Would drink again. Actually more enjoyable than I expected. Would drink again on occasion. Way more malty than hoppy. Expected a super hop bomb, but it is a malt bomb well balanced by citrus hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
willisread (406) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. 21% ABV bottle from Old Town. Pours a hazy brownish amber color with big soapy off-white head. Raison, fig, marmalade, pine needles and resin aromas present. Taste is fairly malt forward with hops leaning more toward the piney resiny side. Hides the alcohol amazingly well until it starts to warm up. Nice warming boozy finish.
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of hoppy resin. Surprisingly no booze in the aroma. Surprisingly smooth taste. Sweet taste of raisin, resin, and pine. Very little bitterness, warm boozy finish. Nice.