mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Egads, had this whopper on draft at The Red Room in Santa Cruz (great beer, kinda cool lounge atmosphere, disappointing food-- but this is a beer rating, so onward...). Pours auburn with half-inch off-white fading head. Floral and piney juiciness dominate aroma as well as the nose. The Mouthfeel is more lean than medium and there’s a plushness I surmise comes from the hops. The touch of caramel (or more like peanut brittle without the peanut: carmelized sugar) sweetness brings out the delicious alcohol notes that continue on into the finish. There’s a resurgence of hop flavors: apricot/citrus and mint/chives. Mighty one.
dexcansino (497) - Andalucía, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una vez la echas en el vaso huele desde lejos a lúpulos cítricos y florales. La primera vez que la bebes es una bomba de amargor, pero que no persiste en el fondo. Notas a romero y caramelo. Bastante cuerpo. Le encantarán a los amantes de las ipas potentes y extralupuladas.
williamstome (1388) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-gold pour, small white head. Aroma is mild and grassy, flavor is of grass, caramel, and booze. Quite bitter, not terribly novel though.
OliverJ1990 (6) - - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nose: hops, malt, and nuts. Hints of apple
Taste: bitter! hoppy as hell- IBUs out the ying-yang on this one! The hops (Simcoe, Columbus, Amarillo & Cascade) come through very strong, but the great malts (Munich & Crystal) balance the beer perfectly.
If you buy this beer, you won’t regret it! Best enjoyed in a tulip glass with a bowl of kettlecorn/toffee covered peanuts
coyforce (681) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really solid brew. Delicious flavor with a perfect pour. Aroma is hoppy and a bit citrus.
zvsn (1091) - ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Rotem. Clear orange with a big bubbly head. Smell of stale fruity and piney hops and caramel. Sweet, fruity, malty, quite alcoholic, medium-high bitterness. Medium-bodied, syrupy texture, quite heavy.
kerenmk (3366) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Rotem. Clear dark gold with a white head. Hoppy, a little leafy and green aroma, bitter and a little fruity taste. Medium body, fizzy, hoppy finish.
Saeglopur (1113) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 01/22/15, shared by Werckmeister at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Amber, clear body, with a big, frothy, lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange, biscuit, grass.
Taste follows this, with more honey like malts.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, zesty, piney, sweet malty.
Very nice, although I was expecting a bit more. Straight, with some hop kick, balanced by lots of smooth malts. Quite far behind my favourite IPAs, but still enjoyable.
Gurthnar (3165) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, resiny etc. Nice American character. Solid caramel background. Clear orange colour. Tastes similar to aroma, the strength is showing. Lots of hops flavour lots of bitterness. Very good.
Cuso (6093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Bottle from Werckmeister, many thanks Golden color with huge white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma. Heavy malty base with ca followed by nice citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting from trade with amazinwrldfood, many thanks. amber light hazy color. medium off-white head. smell of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest, some alcohol. citric / piney bitter finish. decent, its a bit too heavy, mainly from the malts, but still nice enough.