Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with fading head. Funky citrus in the basement aroma. Intense flavor but well balanced. Very very bitter, nice in a snifter at the end of the night but a pint may kill you. Hops are so intense it cover the alcohol burn. A but of sweet syrupyness.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Slightly copper tinted amber body. There is a thin, light khaki head. The nose is candy sweet with some notes of grapefruit and caramel. Almonds are also present. This tastes incredibly sweet with tons of straight up sugar and black tea notes. A small bit of almonds are in the back end, but it canít balance out this sugar bomb. A boozy hot mess. Pretty gross.
Lectvay (15) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bittercreek Alehouse. Smells so floral and hoppy. Taste is sweet and floral. Wonderful.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of sweet and caramel malts, pine, honey, grass, sugars- a lot of resinous sweetness. Flavor of sweet malts, honey, sugar, resin, nectar, and dried apricots and golden raisins. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a chewy, sweet mouthfeel. Sweet and big.
ads135 (2382) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a thick head. Lots of fruit, lots of hops. This is a flavor explosion and the alcohol is potent.
Dodgrblu (471) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Cortis Brothers in Sacramento. Pour is thin head, aroma is sweet and citrusy hops, flavor is sweet, some booziness.
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1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. The beer was a creamy malt laden fruity hop bomb. It was pretty bitter, and way higher in ABV than I had expected.
crackedmachine (446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin, off-white head. Big, resinous hop aroma alongside some citrus candy sweetness. Flavor packs an upfront hop punch (mostly citrus), quickly followed by some syrupy sweetness. Finish is bittersweet in an odd way. Itís almost as if some additional flavorings have been added to cover the booze, in addition to an already massive hop and malt bill. Very hoppy, malty and sweet but not cloying, and no overwhelming booze presence...but a little too syrupy for my taste.
Danyel (334) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange with a white head. Smells very citrusy. bread, dough, grapefruit. Has a very thick mouthfeel, earthy, very sweet. Too sweet for me.
boFNjackson (3918) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured amber/orange with a thick, eggshell, beige head. Nice retention. Lots of malt and sugar on the nose. Thick, mouthfeel, quite safe with bitterness and resinous hop spicing. A bit of heat in the finish with leafy hops and earthiness.
BOSSbrewer (1036) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has this side by side with ET Yang. Wow. They are very different beers. This one pours amber with a thin off white head. Lot and lots of citrus. Mostly orange in the nose. Slight pine resin also. Flavor follows but is also very sweet and somewhat malty. Fairly full bodied and fairly bitter but not overly so. Finishes fairly sweet. Nice beer. I liked it better than Yang.