ACHops (595) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours darkened orange with thick fluffy head. Aroma is earthy floral citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus hops up front, followed by sweet caramel malts. A bit of lemony citrus on the finish, trhough not nearly as strong as some have suggested. Works well with the citrus notes from the hops. Slightly thinner bodied than I expected for this strength. Kinda similar to Stone’s 16th Anniversary - though the lemon didn’t work as well there. Good, but honestly I would return to 90 minute over this.
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Pours orange with a huge head, aroma of marmalade, cumquet, malt, sweet, flavor is bitter and sweet with grapefruits and tangerine, medium bodied
frlrv1020 (68) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A citrus bomb! Lots of centennial hops on the smell and taste. Notes of orange, lemon, and honey linger. Big beer.
drpimento (2100) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting idea that doesn't quite meet the extreme standards normally associated with dfh. Great appearance, v good nose, flab falls body not bad n finish is marked by clash of flavs leaving medicinal cast
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BeerJones213 (2) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found this gem at a local pub. When it arrived in a one liter bottle bottle I was even more surprised. Great, great, great. I always have a bottle in my fridge now. Just in case.
Cristobal37 (230) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An old style ale. Heavy malts hid the booze. Similar to a British ipa. Minimal hops and the lemon gives it a sweetened twist on the otherwise malt heavy flavor. Really good and not what I was expecting. RIP RJ
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Hazy orange color. Scent is kind of dank. With some oregano. Taste is nice and hoppy. Some lemon flavor. A little booze. Good beer.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored hazy pour w/ a tall dense white head with nice lacing. Big hop aroma with some warm notes that suggest a large gravity behind it. A good amount of citrus a hint of what I might call lemon zest is just lightly available along with a little bit of graham cracker and then unfortunately when your nose starts to blend it all I get a hint of soapy character. Palate is aggressively carbonated and well coated. Flavor is almost a touch sweet in their with a finish reminder of a lightly lemon candy on top of a lingering grassy bitterness. The front flavors include some sweeter grapefruit notes.
There’s something just different about this, whether its the odd play of the lemon that goes between sweet candy, sour, and soapy at different times or something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Either way I enjoyed the bomber.
Sunni05 (20) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color with nice head. Have it a chance to calm down and release the flavors. Loved the bitterness of the Centennial hops. For 58 IBUs it was very hoppy. Can't wait to finish the other half of the bottle.
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1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a hazy deep glowing amber bronze body with a lasting off-white head. Some nice thick lacing. Aroma is bitter hops and sweet sugary malt. The flavor is hoppy with some sugary malt and a nice balanced lemon. Almost like a rangpur lime and meyer lemon. Medium body that is surprisingly not overbearingly bitter. Balance is high. Little alcohol taste.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. A coppery and almost clear beer. A pine aroma dominates. Pine Sol. Big pine is also tasted along with equally big citrus. Lemons, too. A hop bomb. Big malts but they don’t stand a chance here. A tasty one, too.