agl108 (791) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL caged bottle. Poured deep orange with minimal head. Appeared grossly undercarbonated. Flavor of sickly sweet caramel malts and toffee. Surprisingly thin and watery despite the big malty, hoppy flavor. A bit of warming alcohol present. Definitely more barleywine-esque than any IIPA I’ve had. Fairly disappointing.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 75o mL bottle via RateBrackets Winnings from jason. This brew pours a hazy golden copper hue with a huge cream head. A real nice floral hop bouquet on the nose with a sweet edge to it. The flavors have a lot of floral hop esters, very syrupy in consistency. Some nice flavors, a touch syrupy and sweet at times.
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Deep copper color. Aroma is hoppy with grass and fruit. Very deep flavor of fruit, hops, honey. Floral in its hops content. Alcohol level is buried, though certainly not completely hidden. Drink a decent amount, and you’ll feel its strength. I’ve had this both from the bar on tap and in the bottle, and it is certainly worth the purchase.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice texture with sticky malts attached to it and a high alcoholic twang. Strong citrus aroma with almost a hint of bourbon malts. I’m not too fond of all the sweetness in this beer even though it is well crafted and has a juicy hop profile. The malts are too pronounced for me. It makes me wonder what a hoppy barley wine would taste like.
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy amber, small creamy head. Grapefruity nose. Sweet amd full bodied, caramelly with clean but rounded mouthfeel. Piney grapefruity hops lingerign well into the powerfully bitter finish. Quite massive IIPA.
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a decent body. Aroma is slightly sweet. Flavor is a strong hops but very syrupy and thick.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a Duvel goblet
Poured a dark orange, amber with a large, lasting white head and adequate lacing as it warms. Citrus/hoppy nose and start gave way quickly to brown sugar and caramel. Not overly bitter. Very sweet finish. Carbonation is evident in this bottle-conditioned DIPA. I could smell the alcohol and there was some warming but not as much as the 11.5% would lead you to expect.
Overall, perhaps a bit sweet for my personal tastes but a good sipper and worth your attention.
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ UJ Manatawny] Lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, toasted malts, caramel, pine, and citrus. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, toast, citrus, pine, grass, some grapefruit, and alcohol in the finish.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice dense one inch off-white head that had amazing retention and left tons of lacing. Really great bright citrusy hop aroma, it’s like smelling a fresh ripe naval orange. Plenty of hearty caramel maltiness below all those hops as well. Bright grapefruity hops burst on the tongue with very restrained bitterness, this is a nice display of hoppiness. The heavy caramel malt backbone really supports the hops well without being too sweet and overbearing. Very well masked alcohol for such a high ABV. I think this, along with their Insidious might be the best beers that I’ve had from these guys. These folks are really on the right track of late.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at jose pistola’s. Pours dark gold, little cream head. Big pine and honey clove aroma. Bitter up front then carmel sweetness, followed by a spicy finish.