Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very cloudy amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet. I get lots of caramel and apple right away, followed by grapefruit, lemon, peach, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is heavier on the malt. Caramel comes out most here, but there is some balance with grapefruit and apple. But the caramel malt really dominates. Citrus and fruity aftertaste is subtle, but it does last a long time. The texture isn’t nearly as heavy as you would think, and I would actually lean towards being more light. Carbonation seems more flat. The alcohol content is noticed quickly here. This is a very unusual beer for this style. I enjoyed it. However, I got a little tired of the maltiness the more I drank it. I would have enjoyed it more if it was a more traditional IPA/Double IPA.
jandd1983 (3114) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a golden/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of floral, pine hops and a touch of caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more floral hops. It had an average texture. Tasty.
Beergeek23322 (2601) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/30/2011. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Caramel, citrus, pine and malty aromas. A bit of alcohol burn, caramel, floral hops and a bitter, hoppy finish.
kaser (3989) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not good and not bad. Huge hoppy and bitter. Sweet apple and grape fruit flavor.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy amber/copper color with a small off white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is sweet, caramel malty, butterscotch, with herbal, citrus and resiny hops that seem to be faded. The flavor has smooth sweet caramel malt, some citrus and resiny hops that again have faded. This presents more like an American Barley wine. I wonder how old it was when we had this.
biggsbowler (520) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours amber w/ white head. The aroma is piney, floral, and sweet. Very malty and caramel with some orange and tangerine notes. This is too sweet for me.
Pyrmir (4067) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Copper with small white head. Aroma of pine and flowers hop with malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with a fairly balanced hop punch; pine mostly.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ambrato scarico schiuma media discreta persistenza lieveagrumato legno astingenze floreale caramello buona amaro
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little head, orange Golden. Fat sugar nose with orange, apricot and smoked bacon. Medium body and length. Semi fat with some orange fruit and apri og, sweet
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a slightly disappointing beer from the first pour. There was almost no head and it had a slightly oily texture. Admittedly, it has a very nice balance of hoppy sweetness.