michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle (9.75%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from NorCalgrowler; THANKS Marco! Aroma of tons of hops, pine, grass, hop oil, and some citrus. Really nice, fresh hop scent. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, citrus, grass, slight malt, hop oil, and some tropical fruit. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, heavily bitter, hop, pine, grass, citrus finish. 9.75%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium dark amber body. tan head. juicy fruit, caramel and toasted
malt nose. spicy hops and chewy sweet caramel / candy apple / cherry / orange flavored malt. chewy, resinous and thick. aggressive american double/strong red ale without the darker malt additions.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours clear dark amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is mostly caramel malt with some ripe citrus mixed in. The taste is caramel, citrus and resin. Pretty good – might have a little age on it as it’s not as hoppy as expected but still decent.
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The case it came out of had the date 12/14/10 stamped on it but that is all the freshness info I have. Pours a bright, clear amber orange with two fingers of frothy foam . Very nice carbonation and lacing. Balanced nose. Sweet malt delivers apple and pineapple and the hops, while not overwhelming, give a crisp, fresh scent. Very full bodied. Enters the palate like syrup. The mouth doesn’t detect much carbonation but there is enough to give it some effervescence and makes it a little easier to drink. Palate is mostly hops but not too resiny. They exhibit a nice, fresh quality and the malt balances it just enough so that the 90IBUs don’t completely singe my taste buds off. Don’t get me wrong, this is still one hoppy mother. I don’t like a lot of malt in my DIPAs. This reminds me of Moylan’s Hopsickle a bit but I think this one is better.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a real strong one. I prefer the Jolly Rodger because it is one you can have more of. This has the big hop aroma and bitterness that really sticks to the tongue but one glass is enough.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange color pour with a creamy head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine and a hint of vanilla and spice. Flavor is sweet malt with a light bitter spicy finish. Different, but good.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with Chickencoop. Pours clear copper color with cream colored head. Citrus aroma with some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some citrus and a little heat from the alcohol. Somewhat syrupy and boozy. Medium body with average carbonaton. Thanks Jeremy.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured copper with a white head and some lace. aroma was pine, sweet, and caramel. flavor was pretty much the same with a slick body and medium carbonation.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours orange-gold with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of candied orange peel, caramel, light brown sugar, florals, pine, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor shows basically the same. Overall body
is moderate and sticky.
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Ken for bringing me a Drake’s, a bomber too. Orange body with two inch thick head. Hoppy aroma, and good orange citrus bitterness. Alcohol hidden so decent drinkability.