TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. This is a good beer. Don’t specifically get maple in the aroma (or flavour), but it does smell sweeter than the 60 or 90. What it brings to the aroma is balance. And what it brings to the mouthfeel is body. This is better than either of it’s parent beers, because it is more interesting. A shame it isn’t more common.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange color with a lively off white head. aroma is a nice bouquet of citrus hops. taste is strong citrus and piney hops with a nice sweetness that i would think comes from the maple syrup conditioning. a little dry tasting but not bad. very tasty brew
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a big off white frothy head. Aroma is sweet maple syrup and earthy hops. Taste is a solid earthy hop bitterness coupled with sweet caramel malts and maple syrup. An interesting combination.
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jockey Club, Las Vegas. pours hazy golden, large white head. fruity aroma, some sweetness. fruity hops, caramel in the flavor
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ Hotel room, Las Vegas.
Pours hazy golden color with large head. Aroma of hops, fruits, mild grass and goose berry bush. Flavor of fruits, caramel, mild yeast, pale malts and some hops. Quite mellow, could have been a bit hoppier.
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250712. Bottle at hotel in Las Vegas. Pours hazy golden with a high head. Aroma fruity hops. Taste slight citrusy hops. Slightly low palated. Not Bad.
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas
Aroma has biscuits, hay and hints of fruits. Flavour has bready malt, some citrus, mandarin and hints of resin. A bit too bready but decent anyway.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with yellowish-orange hues and a massive 2.5/3 finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet yet earthy aroma with some grassy pine and sweet malt notes. The sweetness of the syrup and malts take away from the hops. Hint of caramel, toffee, nut and sweet maple. Too malt forward for my preference.
Medium bodied with some tight carbonation and subtle signs of infection. Balance of dry and sweet notes. Dry bitterness with some earthy/soily notes that get overpowered by malt profile and maple. Hints of toffee, caramel hazelnut and syrup. Too malty and sweet with little to no interesting hop flavor.
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Scored a bottle in Boston. Very cloudy orange, with a big, pillowy head. Really nice nose -- juicy citrus, a shade of pine, with a biiiig caramel backbone showing a bit of that maple. Flavor is very full -- a caramel-backed thick IPA up front, with a burst of bitter citrus hops surging like a wave toward the finish. At the very end, it fades into that smooth maple -- really, really nice
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear yellow gold with large creamy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast honey and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a light grass hops and resin with light bitter finish. Easy to drink a good IPA hiding alcohol well.