Christpuncher (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very hoppy ale. Has a distinct malty taste with a bitter finish little over rated.
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5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, dark, moderate to large frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet biscutiy and candied citrus peel nose.   Smells like a cross between a Strong Ale and a Barley Wine.   Candied citrus peel and citrusy hops up front.   Smooth, decent malt backing.   Hoppy, but not biting.  Has a lovely hop aspect without being too bitter.   A true hoppy strong ale, bigger than you average IIPA but not quite in the barleywine territory.   A very nice smooth example of the style.   Decent balance, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Citrusy, hoppy without being biting, smooth, semi-sweet, citrusy, this is a real treat.   One of the better Grand Tetons I have had!
Nsanders (335) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium red orange with a medium tan, foamy head. Strawberry, resinous hops, bread, fruit, and sugar. Starts moderately sweet, bitter, then back to sweet. Body is lighter.
BeerKurve (361) - - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Hazy Ruby Red with a good amount of lacing. Aroma consists of Piney Hops, Caramel, Toffee, Malts and Yeasts. Flavor has some strong caramel notes backed up by a piney hop/resin flavor and some citrus and yeasty notes. Aftertaste is also surprisingly dry with only a hint of caramel/hop bitterness. Body is fairly thick and heavy and the carbonation has a bite to it so you have to take it easy with this one. Pretty good beer overall, not as hoppy as one would think though
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs and Liquor: Poured a dense mahogany liquid with a puffy yet sticky layer of foam for a head. In the nose, there is a moderate amount of hops but not as much as I would have expected, however, aroma is very organic smelling and of freshly picked hops. The flavor is intensely sweet with natural fermented sugars and the presence of hops is like a thick residue of sticky green hops that are overly bitter. Aftertaste leaves behind an earthy after note that is rich in earth and an organic honey finish. Although, this is flavorful and nice and touching in the ABV department, I have skepticism towards it being a perfect showcase to display hops, but more of a beer with increased ingredients to achieve a higher IBU.
adrosson (145) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. A bit of a bitter taste with some tropical fruit going on.
On tap at mediterrano.
dnstone (2048) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich malty, red apple smell. Red-amber with a bit of off-white head. Sweet and malty taste with red apple notes and a subtle hop kick that hits the back of the tongue.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle for $2.25. Aroma strikes the baseline levels of floral and hoppy aspects, all coated with pine tones. Appearance is red, foggy, heavily laced, residue lingering on the top. Flavor is pine, a tad soapy, and veggie-laden hops. Palate is sorta watery, medium bodied. Overall, it sits right on the "ok" precipice, good enough for a this time, but I won’t buy it again. The pursuit of hoppiness will continue.
camborne (590) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some citrus and caramel in the nose. Big hops bitterness with creamy mouth feel. Bitter hop finish. Not over the top hops yet you know they are there.
dutch23mp (245) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The name is misleading as you think it will be over the top in hops. It is not and is a very pleasant blend and just perfect to the palate. As the description says a slight hint of caramel and a great balance. I can see why this brew gets some high marks, very well crafted and a perfect paring with a pork tenderloin which I just grilled.