DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from ABC. Strong malt and butterscotch aroma. Taste is a quick rush of sweet nutty malts and then an acidic piney hop bitterness. Palate is thin to medium with a syrupy vibe. Leaves an ashy aftertaste. Meh.
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly orange-tinted gold with little head and actively rising carbonation. Aromas are a fairly nice mix of citrusy and tropical hops. Flavor is much better than expected, especially after looking at some of the previous reviews. Sure, the ABV is out in the open and bites a bit, but this is some sort of swamp monster, so biting seems acceptable. The malt presence is light and sweet... kind of like honey with a bit of moonshine added, and the hops swirl around, peeking out from time to time in little bursts of oranges or mangoes, papayas or herbs. In spite of the unbalanced booziness, I found this to be a pretty nice beer.
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine & More Stuart, brought back on spring break trip. Pours an orangey amber color with a thin head and a lot of floaties. Very active under the head. Aroma is very piney with some citrus and some earthiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, some grapefruit and some pine. A bit syrupy, but that is the only indication this is a double ipa. The malt is strong, but it finishes bitter. The flavor blend appears to be a little off - grapefruity caramel without a clean bittersweetness.
dchmela (2890) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Ale and the Witch. Pours a light copper pour. Piney, citrus hops and a bit boozy aroma. Taste is much more malty, sweet with loads of citrus and pine notes from the hops. The draft version is a lot bettre than the bottle version.
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2015 4/25/11. 12oz bottle. Clear light amber pour with a fluffy off-white head that sticks. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, and soap. Sweet flavor that shows caramel at first but then transitions to huge metal and a bit of sweet orange. Its not horrrrible, but it could definitely be better. Just stop trying.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with frothy white head. Aroma is heavy pine. Caramel and grapefruit rind. Hot finish quite astrigent
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz. bottle, pretty fresh. The pour yields a dark, copperish-orange amber body with a small, smooth head of dense beige foam. Settling to a small outer ring, the head leaves sticky, tattered ribbons and small, isolated spots of lacing behind. The nose is astringent and alcoholic right off the bat, slicing through a thick waft of sugary grape and toffee laden, dessert bread malts. Hops are both pithy and piny, certainly very aromatic and pungent, but also serving as a weak cover for the numerous flaws at play. Flavors are just as harsh, showing buttery diacetyl and dry, astringent alcohol amidst clashing citrus hop bitterness and sweet, sticky, sugary bread and fruit malts. The palate is dense, weighty, and laborious, burning with alcohol, and just generally unpleasant. It’s a pretty terrible beer, from start to finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Coffee District. Dark amber color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is pretty much hoppy, earthy, and piney. Flavor has a good hop presence with a solid malt back. The malt makes this beer a little sweet, probably a little to sweet for my liking. A solid beer non the less.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small nose. Intense bitterness tappers to alcohol burn. Lackluster palate w/ little going on. Drinkable for abv.
Aurelius (4779) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
0.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pickled, phenolic/chemical aroma with some artificial banana notes. Bad label that doesn’t glow in the dark as it appears that it ought. Clear tinged tan beer. Potent, sweet, and nearly undrinkable. Long hoppy aroma. ABC Liquors, Betton Hills.