Bulk_Carrier (3408) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice hazy orange color with a moderate white quarter finger head. The head faded within about twenty seconds and left some light stringy lacing.
The smell started off with a ton of citrus with a nice light dosing of pine and tropical fruit.
The taste was basically the same but added a nice light sweet bready maltiness.
On the palate, this one sat just a tad above medium on the body with a more of a sipping quality to it. Once again, I didn’t really find this too sessionable, and that was probably due to the fact that this one was just too high in ABV.
Overall, for the most part this was a nice DIPA (er uhmmm...Triple IPA perhaps) as the alcohol isn’t noticed that much. I’d have this again.
Darkmagus82 (2196) - - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-25-12 -
Served in a 10 oz. chalice glass
Appearance – Served a hazy orange color with a moderate white head. The head faded rather quickly to leave a healthy bit of lacing.
Smell – There is a nice buttery biscuit aroma with plenty of good citrus smells. Some hints of pine and tropical fruit aromas are present as well and when mixed with a nice caramel aroma create a very pleasing smell.
Taste – For the most part the same flavors were present throughout the entire taste, but with varying intensities. A big bready malt taste was up front and remained strong throughout the taste. In the beginning the malty taste was mixed with a tropical fruit and light caramel sweetness and a good shot of more bitter pine hop flavor. The sweetness faded over time and the bitter hop grew stronger and stronger as the taste advanced. At the end a strong bitter hop was there and lingered on the tongue with the biscuit malt. While these were the main flavors, one in which I expected, was absent; surprisingly there was almost no alcohol flavor in this rather potent (11.8 %) brew.
Mouthfeel – Thick and chewy with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess coated the tongue and this coupled without no burn of alcohol made it very easy to drink; somewhat dangerous for such a strong brew.
Overall – It had good characteristics. The flavors were nice, it had a wonderful aroma and it was very easy to drink, but due to all tastes being present at all times and the more subtle changes it was somewhat unexciting. Quite good but not great.
Tmoney99 (13067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy sour citrus earthy resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite.This is a solid beer.
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer but way too hot. Aroma was outstanding. Strong resinous hops with a heavy grapefruit smell. Sticky pine as well. Pour was a cloudy medium gold with some sediment (plus!). Taste was very hot and alcoholic. Strong resinous flavor. Tastes like the scrapings from inside a bowl. Sticky pine and grapefruit were thick and dominating. Not much else going on. Light carbonation...a little disappointing. A little more bubbles would have made this beer more refreshing rather than a chore to finish.
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
650ml bottle. This is just too much, 11.5 and only 74 ibus, all really tomatoey acidic hops.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured an orange amber color with a coating of white head that fell right off. Aroma has pines, resins, caramel malt, and some heat. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation on the low side. Flavor gets the hops to a brutish level, resins, sweet malt, big punchy alcohol, and a lingering finish.
probstblueribbon (3628) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by my brother. Clear deep golden with a thin white head. Really boozy with very little hops our malt character. Might be too old. A bit more flavour than nose but still too much booze. Bad.
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop’Solutely is deep copper in color, brewed with Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Summit and Tomahawk Hops. It has a complex grapefruit hop aroma which is followed by a smooth malt flavor. Hop’Solutely comes in at a whopping 11.5% ABV with 74 IBUs.
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merc7186 (2838) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Whole Cone Pineiness, Bready Malts
Appearance. Mild Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Piney, Whole Cone Hops, Mild Grapefruit Rind
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Smells of spruce and pineapple. Taste is bitter and sweet - citrus and pine hops with a mild malt backbone.