erickok (3793) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp rich hop aroma, citrus fruit, resin, concentrated malts. Christmas tree, including the candy. :-) Strong bitterness, alcohol shining through, long citrus bitter aftertaste. Dangerously drinkable alcoholic hop show off. What’s hot to like? (Pint at Rattle n Hum shared with Bertanne)
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bitter flavor. Grapefruit rinds. Takes a little bit getting used to, but a pretty good beer nonetheless. Palate a little rough, but overall I like it.
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy straw color with no head; it does have a small amount of white bubbles on the edge. It’s smells like hops with a little pine. The taste is sweet citrus fruits and hops at the front end and the sweetness fades but lasts until the end. The bitterness is not overwhelming and the carbonation isn’t overbearing. The after taste is good. Overall a great beer.
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a beige head. Pine, malt and tropical fruits. Bitter upfront with a soft, sweet, fruit finish.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark orange pour, light soapy head and an aroma of herbal hoppy oranges. Flavor is more herbal hops, just enough malt to balance out some bitterness and alcohol on the finish. Not bad, but not worth $9/bomber.
AirForceHops (3513) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap, served in a tulip glass. Orange amber in color with a lasting cap of white head. Aroma is buckets of Hop pellets. Really go to a homebrew store and smell some Centennial and Cascade, this is how it smells to me. Thankfully the flavor does have some balance, toasted caramel, butterscotch and traces of tropical fruit. The bitterness does lingering for quite a good while and compounds as I got to the end of the tulip. Bitterness is all resinous hops, grapefruit pith. Body is rather full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol for the 9.5 tag. I do have to include in my notes I was not able to drink another beer for about 4 hours after I finished this beer. Much water and food was needed after this beast. The bitterness caught up with me.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear dark amber with a thick, soapy off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine needles, orange peel, resin, and cotton candy. Taste is pine needles, grapefruit, floral, with an extremely bitter finish. Leaves an astringent bitterness on your tongue. If you like em hoppy this is a safe bet.
VictorStr (1434) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mycket sötma och fruktighet i aromen.Grumligt goddomligt ;) bärnstensfärgad. Välkomnad, wihlan e gay
wihlan (335) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Sweet malty start with a pleasant bitter ending. Real bitter ending. Might be a tad to bitter. All in all an awesome beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrunkSanta410 (311) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours medium dark amber with little to no head. Aroma of pine, resin and hops. Taste is very piney with some resin / oily notes. Good hop taste with strong bitterness, but well incorporated. Smooth for the high ABV. Smooth mouthfeel with average carbonation. Very good beer.