Petkus331 (378) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dark fruit, pine resin, but also an off plastic-rubber aroma, and a touch of acidic cherry. Appears clear bronze, not much fizz. Pretty balanced sweet and bitter profile, bready malts and yeast stand out more than hops. Palate is oily, could be more fizzy. Overall, it is ok.
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 3 months. Bottle. Deep bubbly amber. No booziness. No head. Sweet raisin syrup nose. Very syrupy. Very raisin, fig. Mild hoppiness. Aged to barleywine very quickly (even though my party stote only got this beer in a month ago... grumble) or it just straight up lacks the bittering quality of hopping.
rosskyle (281) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Founders. Dark Amber color with a tan head. Malt and alcohol aroma. Malt spice alcohol flavor. Heavy body. Heavy body.
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samsmith33 (727) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Deep copper color. Miniscule head.
Aroma is floral, maple, caramel, brown sugar.
Taste gives a quick pop of hops and sugar, then fades to woody, Ashy, tar. Pretty tasty considering how much punch this beer has. Not my style but I can appreciate it.
Above avg Carbonation. Beer leaves a tingle behind....maybe that’s the 12% becoming slightly unmasked,.
Glad I tried this.
theshaftyguy (8) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far my favorite IPA. I will say it’s only for those TRUE IPA LOVERS! Check my Youtube Channel for my review of this beer youtube.com/shaftyfingers
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby amber with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of candied citrus, dank hops, caramel sweet malts, dried fruits, pine neddles, ligjht toffee, and some light booze. Taste is candied citrus, sugar coated pine neddles, sweet malts, caramel, toffee, bready malts, and booze. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, pretty bitter, yet still somewhat balanced by sweet malts, long lingering, semi boozy, warming finish. Overall, a pretty tasty beer that almost seems more like a american strong ale to me and maybe a tad too boozy, and overpriced for what it is.
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Nice sticky mouthfeel with a long finish and not too much heat. Notes of candied apricots, brown sugar, pine, flowers, and brine.
Aggiebob (452) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Color is a ruby amber with a small head. The aroma is floral and a hint of citrus. The taste is strong alcohol, stone fruit, pine, caramel and general malt sweetness.
zeke626 (456) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, dark amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, sugars, floral and piney hops, and a hint of citrus. Taste is all malts/sugars upfront and then hop bitterness. Long bitter hop finish.
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a huge foamy tan white head that hangs with you. Aroma is intense and wonderful caramel malts and dank resin. Taste is... whoa. An onslaught that hits you right away. Very upfront. Booze, bitterness and a caramel malty bed. Very tangy and active on the tongue. Some pine resin and slight citrus and hops. This beer has a bite and is not to be taken lightly.