Heathen (1444) - 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.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 3R6P. Sweet sticky hop aroma. Pineapple and candied orange. Medium golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Starts and stays sweet with tons of juicy and fruity hop flavors - pineapple, orange, and apricot. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Delicious flavor, sweet with good hop flavor but not any harsh bitterness. Mild bitter after with sweet fruity lingering notes. Candy corn.
ryanscourt (470) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Would be a good home brew maybe. Lots of imperfections. Wired hop flavors. Wowed texture. Not for me.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really too high on this one. Thought it was syrupy and the flavor was masked too much by that. Hop profile was confused and the high alcohol really didnít do this one any favors.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a very murky orange with some thin, white head. Nose is mostly orange and pine sap, some grapefruit, some soap, some malt, candy sugar. Flavor has a huge punch of bitter grapefruit, blood orange, lemon, very sticky pine sap, herbal soap, honey comb. Sticky, bitter finish. Heavy.
jake65 (2450) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to JStax. Pours a flat caramel color with minimal head. No real lacing. The nose is sweet and citrus filled at first with a lighter floral presence. Some resin. Sweet taste is citrus and caramel malt. Not bitter at all, but has good hop flavors. Refreshing, but relatively unexciting.
jstonerock24 (32) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick deep golden color with a very citrusy aroma. Rich flavor and the citrusy hops are very prevalent for the amount of alcohol.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head of foam and decent lacing. Aroma is all pine and resin. Taste is brash bitterness that moves to a candy sweetness about mid-palate. Dry finish.
malrubius (1515) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Wine, I think. Looks like fresh squeezed cantaloupe juice, muddy with ring and some lace. Piney crackery leathery grapefruit aroma. Taste is crackery pineapple apricot fruit sweetness with assertive grapefruity resiny bitterness. Effervescent carbo adds a little astringency to a boozy finish. Boozy hop bomb that just doesnít seem to come together. Somewhat amateurish compared to some of their other very fine offerings (IMHO).
gmb5127 (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a very good beer. Granted I have had this one for a while but it is just not a very well made beer. The aroma is pleasant and hoppy, but the taste is over bearing with a bad aftertaste.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rayís Place. OK taste. Orange coloured body, with some head. Not hop forward but hop taste. Pineapple-tropical fruit.