ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is sweet caramel and citrus with a light wood and resin compliment. The beer is a clear, deep caramel amber hue with a big, foamy, dense white head that reduces down to a medium thin ring with a filmy surface and leaves an abundant, runny and streaky lace.The beer is highly waxy bitter with a medium high caramel sweet. It’s thick on the tongue with a slick quality to it. A fizzy and fuzzy carbonation help the medium full body go down. The palate is initially struck with a strong bitter citrus with a woody quality. Some toffee appears underneath that. The finish is crisp with bittersweet citrus and pine cleanliness that turns to a burnt character with a hint of waxy cheese rind. The aftertaste is strong and lightly cloying with wax and resin, but doesn’t last too long.
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 This is a power house! I got through 4 of these last night and had to hang it up, then had 2 more today. It’s not fancy or glamorous, just really hardcore IPA. You should probably not buy this if you get hung up on specifics, because the buzz will hit you before you get to break it down. Great 2x IPA taste, high alcohol, and over all a great drinking experience!
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of booze, caramel, pungent hop resin. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting off-white head. Sticky malt sweetness up front, boozy warmness, aggressive, bitter hops. Full bodied.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is resinous, pine, sweet toffee, taste is similar.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - hazy amber with slim white head. Rich aroma of caramel, malts, citrus hops, some dark fruits. Impressive taste of similar elements, full bodied, some alcohol warmth, but quite well hid. Nicely balanced, nice stuff.
sinfull (1431) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color , medium-sized white head . Aroma of caramel malt , tropic fruits and grass. Malt and fruits in taste.sharp hoppy finish . Warming . Seems like Bitterness in aftertaste , gonna stay with you for hours)
BBHansen (725) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Hugos. Appearance: pours slightly unclear amber with ok soapy beige head and some lacing. aroma/taste: grain/bread, caramel, citrus, grape, pine and herbal hints. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, notable caramel sweetness, average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice tasteful "IPA"
firemarshal (204) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma and taste cover the amount of alcohol well. Licorice, candy, alcohol. Hops are covered by grains and alcohol except for the finish. Not bad.
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RedSox2004 (1672) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear reddish amber with a dense one-finger head, solid retention and very nice lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma up front with grassy and floral hop accents poking through with a bit of booziness. Malt sweetness predominates the flavor profile, with the hops making barely a dent. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness and alcohol burn in the finish.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods @ $14.99/6. Into tumbler. Pours transparent, medium reddish-amber; off-white almost-frothy head turns to a thick ring; light to medium lacing. Big, pleasant aroma of candy sugar, deep red fruits, citrus, floral and fruity hops, caramel. vanilla. This could stand to age for a year or three, but very nice.