Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ll take this over Brown shugga anyday. Pours gold with a slight orange tinge. White foam covers the beer’s surface. Big citrus aromas dominate with a hefty pine scent as well. There are also grainy aromas of caramel. The flavor follows suit. Big citrus and pine resin. The complexity of the malt selection really makes itself apparent. The rye and wheat make a small but welcome apppearance and the oats lend to a wonderful body. I hope this is brewed again. It is a top knotch double ipa.
jinroh (1063) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice clear golden, bit edging on amber. Beautiful creamy white foam, not too much of it but it is leaving some excellent lacings. Sweet and crisply hop-caramelly aroma, some fruits also there. Taste is full, you can feel the alcohol but it doesn’t really bother, more like helps this beer to stand up even better. Like a barley wine in some sense, at the same time generously hopped and not so sweet and sticky, so liking this quite a lot.
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell: fragrant, sweet citrus, fruity, pineapple. Taste: sweet malt, grapefruit juice, great mouth feel. Finish: orange rind, pleasant pine bitterness. Very well integrated alcohol - doesn’t feel boozy for the high 8%. (bottle code 033 6 2 0932 2012, tasted 04/13/16)
acearl (474) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with thick creamy egg shell head, decent lacing, smells of brown sugar, malt and dried fruit apricot and prune, medium to heavy body, syrupy, some honey, resin pine and some spice, citrus, mango and grapefruit, overall good balance although a tad sweet
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Golden amber colour with big, frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of apricots, citrus (mandarin, orange peel), honey, lychee and fresh floral, citric hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with apricots, grapefruit, mandarin, honey, tropical fruit and lots of fresh citric, floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made, with a fresh, generous hop character. Very nice.
Hangover (1107) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Sweet flavor, pretty spicy. Peppery finish. Lingering sweetness. Kind of a weird beer. Not very Complex but tasty.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Malin_aiisa (700) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, white head
Aroma of mandarin almondy
Taste sweet bitter, mandarin.
JRisWasted (15) - La Palma, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a medium orange hue with adequate head. Excellent aromas of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Taste is like a hoppy, fruity melody. The malt balances perfectly. Hard to beat when fresh.
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out cloudy amber. 12ºSRM.
Nose has sweet ripe citrus, with oranges coming to mind rights away with maybe kumquats. There are sweet malt aromas in the nose. Inviting with some nice pine freshness.
Mouthfeel is soapy and thick. Palate is full-bodied with nice toasted malty flavors of barley bread, graham cracker and honey. Hops are spicy with cilatro, parsley, with bitter and mint, I immediately get hyssop on my mind. The hops are just about right considering that the sweet malty, syrupy palate just won’t go away.
Finish is still bitter and long, but with a strong plant bitter component.
Goes on Favorites List !
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alaranjada de leve turbidez, espuma branca de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma de frutas amarelas maduras, melão, abacaxi e um pouco de pêssego. Corpo médio,baixa carbonatação. Final de leve resinal, mantendo as características de frutas amarelas, leve lasca de madeira, média persistência.