Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, bottled on 7/31/13. Pours golden amber with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malts, tropical fruits and alcohol.
The flavor is heavily sweet and sugary fruity malts with big bitterness in the finish (that doesn’t really dry out the cloying sweetness) and quite a bit of harsh alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall, a bit of a mess, cloyingly sweet with some bitterness and a ton of alcohol. Reminds me of DFH 120 minute IPA.
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, picked up at Mile High. Pour is hazy amber/orange with a big white head and great lacing. Heavy caramel and bready aroma, grapefruit peel, alcohol, oranges, and biscuit. Taste is much less alcoholic than the smell - sweet caramel, bitter fruit peel, huge bread notes, goopy vanilla cake, orange, and grapefruit with a big bitter alcoholic finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. I did not enjoy this much, but I can see the appeal for some people and it will definitely get you buzzed quick.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orangish amber, hazy. Thin white head, alcohol legs and some lacing. Smell is cirtrus, pineapple, caramel, honey, hops and booze. Taste is out there. A sweet malt and a good citrusy hop smack. Boozy but the malt and hops equally balance it out. Comparable to a Devil Dancer but less complex, although it does drink more like an IPA, where as the Devil Dancer is more like a barley wine.
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brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramely malt, boozy, reddish hue. Zero head/lace. Justin would hate this. Malty, boozy, plenty of hops, yet mediocre.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Markus'. Pours clear light orange red with zero head. Aroma is piney hops. Taste is resiny dry hops. Finish is quick and clean. Mouthfeel is medium oily.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cold bottle from qualit beers, Valencia. Fresh, hoppy aroma. Taste is shocking ’balanced’ - a good extreme beer.
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared with Ryan. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Sidebar plastic aroma. Flavors of strawberry, caramel and booze. Strong bitter boozy finish.
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours deep gold with offwhite head. Nose is citrus, caramel and cat pee. Sip introduces resin and grapefruit. Quite bitter with decent bitterness. Dry.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from draft at falling rock Taphouse in Denver. Bright orange. Fluffy white head. Apricot notes. Hoppy and strong. Good tropical nose. Love it
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Orange and hazy with a sticky white head. Super resinous and dank hops with lots of pine. Bittersweet with a full body and a thick goopy feel. Wow, a pretty intense sipper.