ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours out dark brown almost red in color. taste is hoppy, very hoppy, and sweet and smooth. this is a really good beer, and im surprised to see this good of a quality beer from these people. they should make this a normal release, because damn i would like another bottle. this is simply amazing beer and easily their best brewed beer.
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Ruddy amber beer. Smells great: hoppy, with a hint of pepper - delicious. Great flavour: fizzy in the mouth, good no, great hoppiness. Smooth finish. Super resin hops in evidence here. Great stuff.
SDalkoholic (2235) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Autumn 2004 bottle: Big fluffy biege colored head, that is sticky and rocky patches of foam. Beer has a brown hue with orange trim and does appear to have sediment and specs of dust resting through out the liquid. Nose has signs of sweet malt and sugary candy aromas along with a touch of hop. After the first sip, i immediately fell in love with this beer and its strong malt/caramel flavors, and its rich sticky texture. Also, a moderate trace of floral hops decorate the background finish as well as wood chip and dry fruit. Perhaps a hint of vanilla bean in here too. Wish this wasn’t such an expensive pint because i’d buy all of the ones left at the store.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured, white sparkling head. Hoppy, alco nose. alco flavour as well, not too disturbing though. Great hoppiness in flavour. Flowery and sweet finish.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Ruby coloured with a firm off-white head. Extremely sweet malt aromas mixed with citrusy hop notes. Sweet on the palate with loads of bitterness and noticeable alcohol. Great beer.
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Nice aroma with lots of sweetness, hops and pine needles.
Nice flavour with lots of sweetness, caramel, hops and pine needles.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Bottle #3432. Poured a nice amber color with a medium foamy head. Some suspended particles. The aroma was a nice citrus and spicy hop scent with some malt in the background. Wow, that’s strong! Great hop presence (spicy and citrus), with a solid malty caramel backbone. Significant alcohol presence and very flavorful overall. Bright and sweet as it warms. Body was slick and warm – medium overall. These guys made a really fine 2IPA. Too bad it’s an anniversary brew. I’d buy it all the time.
The only addition or change I would make from the 12 oz bottle addition is that the hop flavor is much more to the pine/spruce side of things as opposed to my initial comments. Same score.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On bottle at RBESG 2005)Say the name three time fast; I dare you.Warm orange colour with a white head. Pretty hoppy, yes, but with a lot of sugar too, almost too much for the hops to handle. Syruppy mouthfill, burning finish of the hops, way too much for me. When the taste butts recovered, they detected some burnt abricot and almond too.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Very strong caramel nose, good hoppyness. Deep amber body, small white head. Very chewy malt flavor, quite piney hops.
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ RBESG2005: Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white head. Sweet and marcipany aroma. Herbal and hoppy. Quite delicous. Flavour is hoppy, herbal and somewhat floral. Sweetness and fruit balance the hops quite well. Ends on a caramelly bitterness. Is very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. Really good one.