Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pros: Great appearance. Surprised to see itís a natural ale, with a lot going on in the bottom of the bottle. Has some lemon and pine going on in the nose, but itís not bright, or fresh.
Cons: After 2-3 months in the bottle, it just doesnít do much for me. Itís almost not ratable. Doesnít have the freshness that I desire. Simplistic malt profile. Hops lacks vibrancy and pungency.
Stuu666 (4128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange amber, nose is resinous, pine, orange, taste is similar, juicy.
Doofgoblin (358) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This lunker will certainly give you some trouble at 9.4%. The aroma is piney and faintly floral--nice! Taste is big with tons of hop juiciness that is nearly swaddled by the malt cloak. Appearance is nice and hazy with a fleeting head but nice lacing. Finish is massive and resolute. Overall, it superb and flavorsome.
JonMoore (1924) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - slightly hazy gold colour with slim white head. Aroma has juicy fruity hops and some pine. Nice balance of malts and citrus hops, medium bodied, softly carbonated, nice and long bitter finish. Very good.
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong head and a fizzy looking body. The aroma is quite gingery with a dulled hoppedness, and the flavour is very well hopped with plenty of maltiness and dryness. Overall a nice very well hopped IPA.
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flying_pig (1030) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£3.79):
This one was a very strong and incredibly bitter double IPA, one that I was expecting to be as such but I still ended up surprised by the strength of it, it was absolutely loaded with hops. A very in your face beer and one that had to be sipped away at slowly rather than quaffed, perhaps the only thing that prevented me from rating it that little bit higher.
Jgrant1 (2) - - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites in a short Ipa drinking career. Canít get enough of this beer, bought a few cases on special at $4 per four pack. Nice taste and smooth for a 9.4% ipa. Love it.
beertholomeus (961) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, floral, caramel and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus and floral hop finish.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Nothing special tastes like it could be a double centennial ale. A little too malty. This bottle is four months old but that shouldnít mellow it that much. Really bummed with this one.
sawbuck (373) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of pine and some citrus from hops. Paler in appearance than anticipated. Deep yellow with a thin white head. Rich malt up front underneath some heavy bitterness. Warming alcohol burn as it finishes. Bitterness is ripe up front, but mellows somewhat on finish. Watery mouth feel....thin. Average.
punkska101 (1031) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 onz shared with Seb thx heather and frank A: citrusy, grapefruit app: hazy pale white head. T/p: full body with long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: good. 6 months old bottle would need try it back fresher lack in aromatic.