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 (3719) - 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.
brokensail (9153) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Pours a very clear golden orange color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Much sweeter than expected. Most of the aroma is reminiscent of sugar and candy. Some light fruitiness, maybe some grass. Not much hop aroma, though.
T: Very minimally bitter. Intensely sweet. Sugary and candy-like without much balance or depth to the flavor. No real hop flavor to this beer either.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: It could be worse, but there’s really just very little going on other than the sweetness.
JRock72 (605) - - APR 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Same bottle as pictured. We were wondering if this was a double IPA or not before opening it. Aroma and taste was nice at first but as you drank more you could taste more and more alcohol which was kind of unpleasant at the end. I probably wouldn’t buy any if I saw it.
IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Swamp House in DeBary, FL. Lots of fresh hop smell in there, typical hop combo def with some cascade. Mouth feel is good and viscus for an IPA. Lots of sweet caramel malt. Taste, although there’s some good hop character in this one, its a bit round and muddled. Easy drinking for 10% and should really be sold as a IIPA. This was ok for me, nothing special... I don’t get the high gravity.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smelt good, but wasnt really a huge fan of this one, it had a strong hoppy, citrusy aroma and taste was nice at first but then it hit me with an alcoholy and malty taste, kind of like a date fruit or something, overall prob wouldnt have again
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.