BK7 (677) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Venti’s South. Bitter, dry and more bitter. Lots of pine mixed with some grapefruit and a completely dominated malty sweetness in the background. Finish lingers close to forever. Tasty.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hops everywhere. aroma is musty pine and grass and tree sap and some tropical fruit. flavor is thick with hop but not really unbalanced with a nice mellow sweetness. finish is just bitter hop. it’s good but i dunno, waste of hops maybe, at some point it gets musty, almost cheesy.
goosegossage12 (36) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super rich and strong. Meant to drink slow and enjoy. It lives up to its name and truly wrecks your palate after drinking it.
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JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy copper color with a thick, sticky head of white foam. Aroma is a somewhat pungent, grassy, bitter, earthy aroma with a sweet backbone of bread and white cake. Taste isn’t quite as over the top bitter as a person would suspect out of 149 IBU. It’s actually kind of sweet. Don’t get me wrong, bitterness is still the dominant taste, but the sweetness still finds a way to battle through the hop madness. Pretty nicely balanced. In the finish I get a dry, resinous taste. Bitterness lingers a long while. The biggest problem I have with this beer is the price. $5.50 for a 12 ounce bottle is tad steep. Glad I got to try it, but if you get the chance, pick up a 4-pack rather than a single bottle.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber with a big fluffy white head, excellent lacing, excellent retention... Some big aromas of stone fruits citrus and pine... A little too piney flavored for my liking, but some nice stone fruit finishes the beer and lingers, a little toasty a little sweet, seems a little green, decent carbonation medium full bodied...
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with an offf-white head. aroma is fruity hops .Taste is creamy, fruity hops, a little bitterness. Nice hop aftertaste.
conway (1060) - - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber with little head. Massive hop aroma, extremely hoppy taste. Centennial hops very prominent. High alcohol and centennial hops make it reminiscent of Dale’s Pale Ale but not as dry.
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at J. Clyde Birmingham. Dark copper and clear. White foamy head. Cold but nice fresh citrus nose. Taste is rather malty with very stinging bitter hops which are a bit underwhelming for the style. Body is smooth and oily. Not bad but not nearly as good as I expected.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white foam head. Has a piney aroma with hints of caramel and grapefruit. Sweet caramel taste with a harsh resiny hop hit and grapefruit notes on the finish. Hop lovers treat. Love it.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle at AHBS. Clear golden orange colour, thick off white head. Aroma of lovely pine and citrus hops, grapefruit, grapes, light herbal and peppery. Flavour is medium sweet, very hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, firm lingering dry hoppy pine and citrus bitter finish with a little pepper. Medium to fullbodied. Great stuff.