AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle purchased directly from the brewery and hand carried home. Bottle date of July 31, 2014. Copper color with decent head retention in a tulip glass. Aroma is candy sugar, tropical fruit and citrus notes.
The flavor is rather balanced. Sugar covered oranges and grapefruit from a sticky sweet malt character on top the the hops. This shows plenty of sweetness but the sweetness is cut by the bright bitter grapefruit, peach and the addition of some pine bitterness. The strong hops and sugar/ sweet malts is a near perfect balance. The over 9 % ABV was not found in the nose or flavor and it was easy for me to finish the 22 oz. myself. That is not always the case with any higher ABV brew. A little sweet but very tasty.
Overall I am very pleased with this brew and the entire lineup I sampled from this brewery. If your ever near San Leandro, this brewery should be on your radar.
Lizardking3 (98) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful cloudy dark gold. Smells boozy and citrusy. Taste is loads of citrus and malt backbone is huge. Love the mouthfeel.
Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with thick white head. Aroma is very piney, very hoppy. Taste is very piney, resinous. Really good.
umich03jm (1943) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Alen. Bottled 5/29/14. Clear golden-copper pour with a big foamy head that fades to nice ring and leaves great lacing. One of the best appearances I’ve seen. Aromas are orange peel, flowers, sugary caramel malt, and light tropical fruit. Tastes just as malty as it is hoppy. Thick bread, caramel, moderate dank, oranges, flowers, honey, and light pine. Light bitterness. More malt than hops in the finish. Medium to full body. Very oily mouthfeel. Overall really good but would be better with more hops. I’m guessing I would rate a fresher bottle higher.
Vestergaard (322) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pour is clear amber with a White, thick head. Aroma is earthy caramel, hops. Full Bodied malty sweetness, bitter hops, earth and alcohol. Not very fresh
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Klimaet (133) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with an almost not-existing white head. Aromas of strong caramel malt, hops, mandarin and orange peel. Taste is also quite strong caramel malt, hops, grass, orange peel, mandarin.
RedSox2004 (1244) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid amber color beer with a two-finger off-white head. Big malt aromas provide a solid base for big grapefruit, accompanied by some earthiness and syrup. Taste follows, tons of malt and citrus. Really not that complicated. Full body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a syrupy finish.
jflopsu (533) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange-amber. Has a strong floral hop and caramel aroma. Taste is a nice citrus and floral hops with malt and caramel. A very strong bitter hop aftertaste.
BeerBaboon (1555) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose is fruity, pine and sweet. Mouth is bitter, pine and sweet.
kryon (1358) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with low white head
Aromas of caramel malts, tropicsl fruits, resin, dried fruits
Taste is loaded with sweet caramel and hoppy tropical fruits. Nice medium bitter finish.