mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enthused to pour this top-rated bomber driven up from San Diego & brought to market by our local bottle shop. Looks tremendous in pint glass: apricot colored with moussy white head and champagne-like cascading. A showy malt aroma, yet disappointingly little by way of hop aroma-- only scant piny notes. This beer offers a lot to the senses when sipped, as it’s gushing with caramel sweet crystal malty core and plenty of piney hop flavors, then leaves a a resiny hop bitterness on the lips. Nearly-full bodied, a bit sweet, but does dry out some in finish. Alcohol notes become more prominent when I worked my way through it, but not distracting. As it warmed, it came to have some fruity, and heavy qualities I associate more with barleywine. So glad for bottle-dating. This one was two months old, plus it’d done some traveling from Colorado to NorCal via San Diego; I’m quessing this quashed some volatile hop compounds. I’d like to try again with original aroma intact.
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.1.2015. Clear ruby. Aroma of exotic fruits, sweet caramel malts. Taste is quite sweet, exotic fruits, passionfruit, caramel. Stronger and sweeter version of Titan.
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is nice: orange, lemon, grapefruit, grasses.
Appearance: dark yellow orange. Above avg. White head.
Taste: lots of pine. Offensive. Grass, hops. Fruit in the aroma is blocked by the overly strong grassy/woody character.
An unfortunate product of the IPA craze.
jsmanigold (54) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent brew. A light citrus/spruce scent is detected. Very heavy malt flavor with an extra healthy dose of hops. A nice dry finish after each sip. I would recommend this for someone to try at least once.
loco_gallego (212) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, très légèrement trouble. Mousse blanc cassé relativement persistante. Gros lacings.
Aromatique sur l’houblon pin et agrumes-citron. Maltage bien présent caramel. Alcool accompagne bien.
En bouche bonne balance sucré-amertume. Longueur convenable. . Bon corps. Fin légèrement alcoolique sans sensation de chaleur, fruitée sur l’ananas je dirais.
Bonne IPA, mais l’aromatique de l’houblonnage plus tellement présente je pense...
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus pineapple fruits a lot of fruits spicy and hops flavor malts spicy citrus pineapple fruits earthly notes and a bitter hoppy aftertaste
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fruity resiny IPA aroma with lots of booze. Big caramel, raisin, pine, and resin flavour. Very tasty.
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home while visiting Florida. Pours Amber with an off white head. Caramel trop fruit aroma. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pine, caramel, boozy heat, grapefruit, lemon... Too sticky sweet and a bit too boozy for me. A little harsh. It's OK.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml from New Beer Distributors, New York. Pours hazy orange with white head. Fruity flower aroma. Good malty base, hint of caramel, fruity hops. Lon bitter finish.
alex_alkis (399) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really heavy and hoppy IPA. Well made and with a strong bitterness. I’m all for it
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Burnt orange and pretty clear appearance with a lingering white head. Resinous, piney, citrus zest, tropical fruits and lightly boozy. The first whiff and sip were the most pleasant. Hard to believe I never rated this one.