davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma seemed pretty muted. The beer pours a dark brick red and has a brown head. The hops are oily and stick to your mouth. The hops and malt are powerful, but there is a watery base that leaves something to be desired.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish.
dojken (498) - - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Här var dessertvinsdofter så det förslår. Kraftig med massor av smak som håller på ett tag i munnen innan den lugnar sig o beskan får göra sitt. Smaken är mycket torkade frukter o det blir nästan för mycket smaker.
Patrik (626) - - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flarra. Mörkrostad färg och grumlig. Kraftig doft av skog å lite hav samt en skvätt dessert vin. Smakar först Dipa sen när du svalt kommer lite fint vin inslag med torkade frukter. Efter ett tag känns syrlighet i munnen. Mycket fyllig Kraftig öl.
jgb9348 (5725) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a hint of a copper and ruby glow at the bottom and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head that leaves a nice lace on the side of the glass. Aroma of toffee, malt, hops, citrus and a bit of nice pungent hops. Full-bodied; Dense, deep toffee and earthy maltiness showing with a slightly sour hop note, some caramel and other sugars and a good deep metallic and almost fruity note at the end. Aftertaste shows mostly sweet and hoppy tastes combined with a complex maltiness and some subdued alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice deep, strong beer with some good flavours and a strong hop note. sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at K&E Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 20-November-2011 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-March-2012.
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into a snifter
a: deep amber/red, 1/2" off white head with good retention
s: caramel, toffee, slight yeast, faint pine
t: more sweet than I was expecting, well balanced with a pine hops. A subtle beer that contains imperial and india in its name.
m: light to medium bodied, slight soapyness and chalk
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Incredible Hop
Date: September 21, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet floral aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of floral hops, just enough sweetness to balnce the hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Expensive ($9.49 + tax for a 22 oz. bottle), but very good. A nice warming drink for the holidays or anytime during the winter months. The label is misleading, since it makes you think that the beer inside is going to be very hoppy. While there is a hop presence, it’s not as strong as I thought it would be.
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Should have read the description on the label. Was on a small FCB kick, so decided to try it blind. Not enough hop and way too much malt for my taste. The aroma is malt graininess over the top. Don’t really get much "caramel". Oh well. I can say I tried it.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasting, leaves, light caramel, light hops, and kinda just ’red ale scent.’ Poured very deep orange/copper in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, hops, and light resin. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, hop finish. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a light tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of caramel and citrus hop. The flavor found caramel, light hop, and a candy like background. Medium body, sweet front, bitter back, and a caramel aftertaste.