dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown amber with small white head. Aroma of complex hops, caramel, and strong malt. First taste is surprisingly sweet, but not overpowering. More taste is of alcohol, pine, and caramel. Definitely a brew I a going to have to try again.
dhatton (212) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber body with tan head. Resinous aroma of sweet florals, ripe grapes, light brown sugar, and cinnamon bread. Cloyingly sweet taste with some citrus elements. Somewhat of harsh acetone finish. Good overall, but definitely couldn’t have more than one in any given session.
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper color with a small, thin bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Citrus hops aroma lies beneath a strong note of toffee malt. Body is full and syrupy with an astringent finish. Flavor is srtongly of citrus hops, with some pine underneath. Solid base of caramel malt.
tekstr1der (168) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat disappointing. Founders rarely lets me down, but this one was not too great. Pours amber with little head. Alcohol on the nose is not unexpected given the ABV, but dominates unfortunately. I was hoping to get hop-bombed. Bitter taste for sure, but not all in a good way, and very little character. I’ll try it again next year, but glad I only got a single of this overpriced brew.
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Deep amber, semi-clear, moderate evident carbonation, with a fizzy, bubbly yellow-white head. Intense nose. Herbal, fruity, bitter, resiny, citrus, pine, malt, booze and every other scent hops can produce. Thick and aggressive body. Sticky and pungent. Taste is extreme super bitter, boozy, piney/woodsy. Wow. Comparable to Dogfishhead’s 120 minute. Too much for me, but I definitely respect the intensity.
Crispy34 (486) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is a very resiny hop. Appearance is a slightly hazy bronze with no head. Taste is a sweet hop flavor that fades out fast. Not too boozy. Overall, very good for an iPa this strong.
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Silvan7 (902) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ STOUT NYC. giallo ambrato carico, velata, schiuma beige molto fine e persistente. aroma intenso, fruttato, arancia candita, frutta esotica, caramello, liquore, leggermente tostato. gusto dolce quasi amabile l’ingresso, lieve acidità e finale decisamente amaro. fruttato ed erbaceo/resinoso. Calda, non troppo carbonata, corposa, abbastanza rotodna nonostante l’amaro intenso. equilibrata ed armonica
radio_nowhere (1228) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 month or so old bottle into snifter glass, hazy golden-hued amber color with light tan lacing. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, citrus, resin, almost woody, slightly herbal, some fruitiness and tad grass. Taste adds toffee, candy sugar, some baking spices and earthy bitterness. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with lingering citrus/pine bitter finish. Almost like a very bitter barleywine, pretty good slow drinker.
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz): i had this two days ago and details are fuzzy others that this was an extreme hop bomb that finished with some alcohol burn. Need to try again and give more details
Gearz (51) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great nose. Can smell sticky hops and alcohol. Taste is a little too sweet for me but makes it very drinkable for the ABV. wouldn't try this again. Might be able to pass this off as a barley wine.
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rougeau13 (2236) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely deep red with amber highlights and an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, grass, alcohol, toffee, and wood. Taste is potent; sweetness dominates, but woody and bitter flavors abound. Alcohol, while noticeable, particularly as it warms, is still surprisingly subtle. A little dry. Full, thick, syrupy body with soft carbonation. Excellent.