Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Nearly a very hoppy barley wine. Suppressed the alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, reddish amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel malt; light to moderate pine, citrus and metallic hops; brown sugar; maple syrup; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with and average to long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, pine hops, some citrus hops, more pine hops, sugar water, maple syrup and honey. The medium to full body was a bit oily and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Natifest (from notes). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus, grapefruit, herbal hops, caramel and toasted bready malts, moderate bitterness, some alcohol is warming and noticeable in the flavor, ok.
mcberko (7232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out dank earthy hops, in a rather muffled way, with some murky malt backing. Flavour is quite pungent on the hops, with big notes of resinous and piney hops, wood, and a strong astringency. Not overly complex, with a slightly harsher-than-average astringency. Drinkable, but rather harsh and astringency. Not great.
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Matt
Cloudy orange to light amber color. Resiny hops, very strong, a bit fruity, but also very buttery; the malt profile is ok, not chewy, the alcohol a bit too strong
Good brew, but unfresh.
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/28/2014: Full Pint Tri-PA... Aroma is orange-vanilla with Honeycomb cereal. Cloudy white-gold color withe a minimal white crown. The flavor starts with vanilla-caramel malt with a good level of citrus-herbal hop bitterness on top. Moderate to generous level of bitterness that helps even out the maltiness sweetness up front. The alcohol content is warming and is quite noticeable in the flavor, but not too over the top. Medium-full body, a bit milky and syrupy, but matches the alcohol content. Overall, this is a decent beer, but just too big (too much alcohol) for my current taste. I am glad that it packs a bit of a hop punch though. 12 fl. oz. bottle from bnokk. Thanks!
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle from the brewery. Very underrated beer. This is a textbook IIPA. You cannot say that it is balanced, because there is such a high level of bitterness, but this is not a one-dimensional beer. There is a decent alt backbone to stand slightly behind the sweet, citrussy hops. Not an especially pretty beer to look at, but a lovely beer to drink.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle at Natifest. Pours a clear, bright gold with a white head. Pretty straightforward - citrus fruits, florals, and sweet and pale malts. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel that finishes dry. Not much to see here.
b3shine (5842) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster at NatiFest. Bottle says itís 10%. Looks good; a mostly transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells sweet and malty with a fairly bitter hop profile. Tastes like it smells with a fuller-bodied mouthfeel and softer carbonation. Solid, but forgettable.
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at hotel. St. Louis RBSG. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of old grapefruit, candy resin, orange peel, caramel malt and dirty earthy citrus. Medium body.
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pine, resin and grapefruit. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Candy malt sweetness and a light piney hop bitterness. Long bitter sweet finish.
kbudd19 (720) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share from James, golden yellow pour, aroma is malty sweetness, some pine and tropical fruits. Taste, malty sweetness, followed by some hop bitterness, finishes a bit dry. Overall itís a touch too sweet for me.