Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle consumed on 1-24-13. Reviewed from notes
A: Translucent copper color with a settled foam on top. Bubbles speckle the glass.
N: Oak, soap, and grapefruit. A deeper inspection reveals grass, pineapple, and caramel sweetness. Pine and tree bark aromatics. Biscuit, straw, and honey. Good.
T: Bittersweet. Spruce is the front end dominant flavor with a biting brulee of burnt sugar in the middle. Yee gods, this is harsh, and not in a West Coast hop way. Pepper corn and dried pineapple combine into a divergent taste, so figure that out. Very tannic; lots and lots of oak. More bitterness, yet, somehow cloyingly sweet like hopped honey in a barrel.
M: Biting and sticky. Alcohol carries a hobo shotgun with Rutger Hauer.
O: Oak and hops can work, but when they donít, they lead to this abrasive assault. I canít believe the ratings for this one. Have a 2011 Doggie Claws instead.
growler6 (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chewy, sticky, leathery, smokey, sour and tart. Itís very complex but finish is abrupt.
Not a go beer but I do enjoy one every once in a while.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really attainable for a IIPA. The alcohol content is very well hidden. Citrus is upfront with a nice malt aftertaste.
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was good but not something I would drink often. Just too many other good beers that I enjoy more. You can tell by the review that nothing really stood out awesome
Jimthechap (2010) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have a learned off-sider, Ned. Ned readily bought this back for me from the US and it has sat in a cool dark cupboard for around a year, waiting patiently for its consumption. I am most grateful to Bartlett, but its consumption is mine, all mine. It appears a brassy colour with a skim of head that covers the beer from the top of the glass to the bottom. It smells rich and with alcohol sitting like a ripe and mature character like ripe Port, Oloroso Sherry or Madeira. It smells gorgeous, more like barley wine than IPA. The flavour is similar: mellow fruitfulness of sultanas, jersey caramel, spicy fruit bread, dates, figs and fruit leather. There is a tangy bitterness that is more like preserved orange peel but this is a classic. It is too good to let stay but I will remember it, and Ned, fondly for the service of bringing it to me.
stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hoppy nose, golden amber color. Taste starts out with a few hops before turning to oak and then finishes with hops. Slightly thick mouth feel.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus hops with distinct caramel malt undertones, the 90 minute is also noticeable; slightly oaky too. Taste is moderately sweet and more bitter in the finish. Lighter body, thinner on the palate, and good carbonation. A really nice beer.
zeke626 (446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ World of Beer in Washington DC. Pours a clear amber-brown body with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some fruit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with more spice/pepper notes. Nice lingering hoppy finish.
Maxbier (655) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from bottle, cloudy brown with off-white head. Fruity woody aroma. Some malty sweetness, bitter oakey "warmí alcohol in the finish.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with small white head. Nose is malty with pine hops. Medium body, pleasant bitter finish.
BiiruBierBeer (501) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mostly hop smell with some malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation, and some foam.