nearbeer (4162) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several on tap. Deep copper with a lasting head. Nose is spicy caramel, orange-grapefruit and resiny wood. Tastes of orange toffee, light cocoa, evergreen resin. Long finish is dry spicy grass, resin and wood. Medium body has average carbonation and is well balanced.
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Deep burnt orange pour with a large tan head. Rich and boozy. Full syrupy palate. Brandied cherries. Pomegranate. Clear candy toys. Big earthy, resin hop flavors. Liquorice root. Molasses. Truffles. Black pepper. Turpentine. Darkly sweet but also a lot of lingering bitter. Bit harsh, but nice to find such strong dark red fruit notes in something so hoppy.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream head. Big summer fruit and big grapefruit aroma. Caramel and light earth flavor with summer fruit and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and caramel linger with grapefruit and light earthiness.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blue monk, deeper copper pour. Full mouthfeel. Big bitterness, citrusy hops. Balanced but all about the hops. Enough malts to save your palate. Very nice
scarletfire65 (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, 4th Ave Pub, before the Furthur show. Deep reddish brown pour. The nose is booze and spicy rye. Full bodied, heavy on the palate. A lot going on here, it’s very complex. Rye, spice, pine, citrus, oaky, woody, herbal.
salvaticas (529) - - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a very dark mahogany. Smooth notes of grass and hops. Quite bitter up front but finishes nicely. Tastes strong
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VRH (56) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich bronze colour with nice beige head that fades relatively quickly. Aroma is an immediate blast of fresh crisp celery, dank pine, grass, & hints of onion. Flavours follow the nose with some creamy sweet malt mingling around the delicious bitter citrus zest, finishing with lots of white pepper and hints of stale bread. Mouthfeel is not as full as expected. The remarkably distinctive hop profile makes this a very enjoyable brew.
Blairgus (3328) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 July 2013, tap at Green Flash brewery. Bright red/amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is pink grapefruit, lemon rind. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Definitely rye malt, moderate alcohol, bitter grapefruit rind finish.
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marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark amber with a rich beige head and a smoky aroma. There is a full-bodied red malt flavor with that sweet and raspy finish.
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear and darkly ruddy with a creamy beige head. Nice resin aroma. Med + body. Flavor is resin moving through citrus to fruit. Supporting sweet malt. Finishes with a nice spicy rye flourish. Extremely enjoyable.