shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/20/2013: Green Flash Green Bullet... H-O-L-Y--S-H-I-T! This beer is just so far over-the-top itís ridiculous and I donít necessarily mean that in a good way. After the Southern Tier Warlock blew, they put on a keg of this. I was happy to try it, especially since everybody else was so excited by the beer, but Iím not as enamored with it as them. So much so that I had a few samples just to make sure I wasnít missing anything. Iíll be honest, this beer is an illustration of when more is not necessarily better. They managed to cram so many hops into this beer that it smells like cheese - that pungenty aroma hops get when they oxidize. To me, no pine, citrus, or tropical fruits that I now see mentioned in the description that I would have really liked to have in the actual beer. I did get some apricot in the finish, but thatís about it besides the alcohol. Donít get me wrong, this beer has a substantial level of bitterness, but it isnít a bright or clean bitterness and it is just a confusing assault of flavors that arenít harmonious. To top it off, the alcohol just oozes out of the flavor. This beer is not to be taken lightly in any regard; itís a mouthful of malt, HOPS, and alochol. Itís dangerous and can definitely knock you down. Apparently Iím one of the few there (the only one, actually) that didnít really think that this beer was all that and a bag of chips. Guess I miss out, but no biggie since I have plenty of other beer to drink anyway! Draught sample(s) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #90 for this beer.
Plumb7 (5) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. Pushing heavier on the barley wine side rather than the hoppy IPA.
AndyW68 (1450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near clear orange pour. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is floral, sweet and bitter finish. Blah blah blah, I hate the character count requirement.
altonbrownd (5628) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Jan 6 2016] On tap at Mussel Bar. Nice orange body with medium head. Nose is floral and hoppy. Taste sweet, fruity and bitter. Nice and warm finish.
geologyguy (1327) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell was good but tasted before I analysed so now I canít smell....flowery and sweet on later smell...Taste is bitter but not too much...flowery hops up front and finish more citrusy...
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
weordie (826) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a big foamy head. A really strong malty aroma. A huge malty kick in the teeth! Amazing.
Fashawn (585) - ITALY - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buona ma non eccelsa, aroma di ananas, mandarino, arancia, caramello e una certa presenza resinosa. Sapore simile, con forti note di caramello, leggero intermezzo tropicale, e presenza di mandarino ed arancia, finale lungo resinoso, molto intenso, che pulisce líiniziale dolcezza. Buona birra, ma niente di eccezionale
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange hue, very bright with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity resin nose. The aroma is just like a triple IPA. The flavor is more sugary tropical resin, mango, oranges, lemon zest. There is some bitterness, but mostly rich tropical sweetness. Quite good. The alcohol is well hidden in some ways despite being a really big beer with a lot of warmth (to style Iíd add).
MarcoDL (4103) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden orange color. Aroma of peach, pine, caramel and mango. Fruity taste of mango, tropical fruit, caramel, mild pine and some pineapple. Very nice.
Towey1989 (1803) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a hazy amber colour wig a foamy white head. Aroma of melon, grapefruit, mango, some caramel, slight pine, a little peach, subtle blackberry and dark berries. Taste of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, some orange, slight blackberry, other dark berries, a little resin and earthy, floral hops. Full bodied and an oily texture. A long, dry, resinous, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A lot of citrusy and resinous hops in this, the NZ hops work brilliantly. A lot of hop bitterness with great sweetness and no alcoholic backlash. Lovely and well balanced. The best IIPA so far.