Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@Jolly Scholar, Cleveland, USA. Highly overaged, vinegar like aroma with honey. Deep golden color with small white head and clear liquid. Medium/strong, stale taste with honey and overaged fruits. Medium body with low carbonation. Overall, clearly overkill considering the overaged qualities.
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 Poured from a bottle. Pours a bright clear orange Amber with a thin white head. Light carbonation and minimal lacing. Strong aroma of pine and sweet citrus. Starts out juicy and sweet then finishes dry and leaves a moderately bitter aftertaste. OK, but not as good as I had hoped for.
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smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small creamy tan head. Pine and citrus aroma. Heavily bitter flavor; pine and floral notes dominate, rounded out with some citrus. Medium bodied with a long lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.
vyvvy (5696) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer clear light amber with an off white head. The aroma has lots of tropical fruit, caramel malt, grapefruit, pineapple and some some stone fruit. It has a fairly full body with soft carbonation. The taste has sweet caramel malt, grapefruit, dank funk and some spice. The finish has lots of funk and grapefruit pith. Pretty solid.
SG111 (1228) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wed Tap at Vinsetta’s garage. Pours deep ruby honey, small off white head. Aroma is Christmas tree pine, pineapple, resin, dank hops, some citrus, mild tropical fruits. But tons of pine. Christmas tree in a glass. Flavor is pine, lots of it, really nice bitter hops, orange, pineapple, sort of sticky sugary mouthfeel, dank hops, mango, sugar sweetness. Really good.
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with a beady off white head. Mouthfeel is slightly sweet and medium weight. Notes of orange citrus, brown sugar, and flowers. Was a bit underwhelmed.
djd07 (9735) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is dank, floral, pine, grapefruit. Medium mouth, juicy, mango, dank, lingering resin finish, very nice.
markducommun (880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber, light tan head. A bit of alcohol, light fruit, bubblegum. Sweet, some light bitterness. Chewy, medium body, a bit oily. Longish finish. Pretty good.
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mambossa (281) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2016. Pours clear amber gold with substantial head and stucco lacing. Nose is sweet off the bat, a little bit of herbal earthiness riding quietly underneath, over-ripe pineapple and viscous apricot, an ephemeral floral quality. Flavor...resembles my iffy-ness with Hopslam and the added honey sweetness. It’s very drinkable, but the beautiful complexity of Mosaic and floral cascade are inevitably dominated by sweet specialty malt. I know that a lot of Clevelanders have had a falling-out with GLBC recently, and this brew was their ultimatum. By all means it’s a solid and crushable brew. Just a tad heavy-handed on the sweetness for a DIPA. I’m not exactly looking for a "brew to guarantee me a headache the next morning" kind of sweetness. But it’s worth picking up to let you decide for yourself. Cheers!
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting collar. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Floral hop aroma with a decent balance of earthy and sweet citrus notes countered by a sweet malt backbone. Slightly resinous with grassy pine needle notes followed by citrus peel, caramel malt, toffee and biscuit. Slight tropical presence with grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel but the malt presence is a bit strong for my liking, taking away from the floral hop bouquet and citrus/tropical fruit notes.
Medium bodied with prominent earthy bitterness up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Dry and resinous with grassy pine needle and spruce tip flavors countered by subtle citrus and sweet malt backbone. The citrus/tropical fruit character from the nose is missing here but there is some caramel sweetness as well as some toffee, hazelnut and biscuit. The high ABV is well masked making this beer easy to drink, but the malt flavors are a bit too prominent for me. Some nice hop flavor up front but it falls off mid-palate with too much malt sweetness for the style.