_angst_ (2773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Bottled late may so reasonably fresh. Pours tiny hazy amber with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and earthy with biscuits, caramel, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, oily pine cones, papaya, alcohol, moist soil, orange peal and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, bitter and earthy with caramel, biscuits, toffee, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, pine needles, papaya, orange peal and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit rinds, moist soil, pine needles, moist grass, orange peal and lemon peal. Not sure I agree that it’s complex but it’s got a malt base that is quite intriguing, it’s well made, it hides the ABV fairly well and very much more bearable than most other Triple IPAs.
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. In the last this was hop and sweet aromas. Very hoppy flavors, and a touch of sweetness. This draft aS subpar and awful.
Dacrza (516) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE REVIEWED: August 2, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hoppopotamus pint... OCCASION: laughing and analyzing with Ryan , Jer, Shan and cousin Cheri...APPEARANCE: dark brown, iced tea-like body; off-white,, pencil-thin moustache-like head; could not expect much more, given the alcohol content... AROMA: tight, punchy hops; pine resin and some doughy malts; a bit of a brown ale too...then subtly scotch and bourbon in its end and warmth... PALATE: full, warm and rather flat; as the glass drains, it evens out and fills pleasantly... TASTE: sour lemon and smoky warm hops; coal and port elements; some cognac too--a complex experience, with the bourbon power invading; strong and shouldering.... OVERALL: a big beer to experience, and at 12% ABV, intriguing...however, at $19.99 a four-pack, NOT worth the experience--a nuance that does not deserve its price tag...still an experience to have....
wisdomsolo (450) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a big bottle of meh. Not much flavor even as it warmed. Only a small amount of heat on the back end.
Gachupines (901) - USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish amber with a decent off white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is vaguely earthy with a bit of pine resin and caramel. Flavor is rich and a bit sweet with notes of dark fruit. Hops hit hard afterward, mainly resinous and piney. Very pleasant bitterness, well rounded with a strong amount of malt and some slight caramel flavors.
sharkweek (101) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good beer. It is very bitter with a huge malt backbone. I wouldn’t go crazy over it though. I have had far better beers in my life. I feel a bit crazy having spent $18 on a 4 pack of this stuff. Oh well, live and you learn.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, $5.99, Kroger Bridge St. Pours deep brown amber with large, white head. Aroma caramel, toffee, malts, pine, light notes of dark citrus. Flavor is hop-heavy and piney but simultaneously quite sweet with caramel. I expected this to be overpoweringly bitter, but it’s really balanced and, despite being almost over-the-top, not horrifyingly bitter. Booze, clearly a high ABV beer without smacking you in the face with alcohol. Full bodied, medium to high stickiness. Really, really good.
tnkw01 (1113) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Really nice amber-red with a medium head. Aroma is complex, sweet, alcohol. Taste bitter up front sweet, fruity finish and way too much alcohol.
mallons72 (163) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a well balanced beer. Tastes more like their dirty bastard vs centennial. Alcohol overpowers everything else of flavour.
gururyan (606) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed straight from the bottle after some nice singletrack with friends at the lake.
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