fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy old gold pour that turns to a nice, peach and bright amber when held to light, with a thin off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, burnt sugar and sweet citrus, some tropical and pine, toast and sweet malt, just a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, toast, muted biscuit and fruity esters quickly blown out of the water by sweet malt and sweet and bitter citrus, something very much citrus rind-like, probably hops, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find grapefruit or orange rind in the recipe, syrupy floral notes and sweet hay. This thing is really just full of sweet and bitter malt, fruit and hop notes fighting it out in a tug of war that has a different winner every second. Palate is medium to heavy body, with a slick and chewy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly puckering but still somewhat slick and sticky finish. Good stuff, but pretty boozy and a little astringent in the finish, the all over the place, extreme sweet to bitter and back balance grows fatiguing.
Japalo (949) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home with Bolton. Orange hazy. Quickly fainting foam. Heavy spicy herbal hoppy notes. Extreme hoppy bitterness together sweetness upfront. Wooden. Oily. Full body.
BoltonDK (437) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Jap, thx bro.
Spicy nose, very hoppy, alcohol.
Hazy orange, offwhite head.
Full body, sweet, grapefruit, piney, alcohol, small bubbles, alcohol.
cstuartj (861) - Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a brilliant amber gold. Thin head, no lacing. Big fruity nose, sugars, hops. Huge alcohol hop attack, slightly sweet. Long overripe fruit finish.
mverity (124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden yellow color with some appreciable white head. Decent lacing. Super crazy grapefruit and estery fruitiness. Super grapefruit taste as well. Nice malt backbone to support the rediculous hop profile, but it comes off a bit boozey. Heavily carbonated and nice medium body too. Aftertaste is lightly bitter. This definitely grew on me over the last few bottles.
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 can’t 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 (5209) - 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 (2392) - 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.