Maris (1011) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 12/7/2012. Pours a fairly clear dark golden with a biggish fluffy head. Has an exquisite, heavy floral aroma featuring lychee, passionfruit, pineapple and grapefruit, against a light caramel background. This is a hop bomb flavour wise, with an extreme, lingering grapefruity, resiny bitterness the defining element (the listed IBU rings true). But there’s lots of lovely sweetness in there as well, with orange marmalade, apricot, honey and caramel all in the mix. The texture is slightly creamy. A huge, complex, wonderful balanced imperial IPA. Green Flash beers truly rock.
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear orange, smooth beige head.
very nice quite hoppy aroma, malts, classic US dipa, good malty base.
Flavor is very very bitter hoppy, caramelly, very malty, pretty extreme, very well brewed for such a bitter and strong iipa.
MrBeerFanatic (881) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep medium amber with a frothy head. Aromas of strong citrus, grapefruit, pine, and light caramel. Flavors of strong citrus, bitter grapefruit, pine, and just a little caramel to poke its head up in the back end through all the crazy overhopped flavors. Extremely bitter, alcohol hidden, bitterness lingers in the aftertaste for a while, and has a medium sweetness. Love that powerhouse of hop flavor but not a fan of to much bitterness.
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear, orange-tinted golden with a fluffy eggshell head. The aroma picked up almost meaty grapefruit and pine hoppage over supple bready malts.. sweeter than expected, but probably because it’s a few months old. The flavor opened with peppery alcohol and pine resin bitterness, with bready and lesser caramel support behind.. scratchy bitterness (mostly pine and grapefruit again) throughout.. spicy and very bitter on the long finish, carrying through mostly grapefruit. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. very bitter, but very tasty.
BREWMUSKCLES (2288) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sharp enough with stingy grapefruit flavor somewhat sweet and lingeringly very bitter. nice malt hay balanced and... fermented in the flavor (slightly skunky). grapefruit and fruit aroma. been done before and done well here.
Garlic_of_Doom (483) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Bottle from Ølbutikken.
Pours hazy orange with lively carbonation and a small head.
Aroma hits the spot with heavy pine, cake dough malt, and loads of hops.
Imagine sucking on a fresh, hopmarinated pine log blended with doughy malt and you have the taste. A wee bit to alcohol shines through.
After taste bites hard and lingers on for a long time.
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden orange with a creamy tan head. Smells of citrus with a hint of sweet malt. Taste is all hops, floral and citrus. Finishes clean but very bitter, delicious. The real standout here is the smoothness of this beer. Let it warm up to 45-50 degrees and the palate is super creamy. Overall very nice.
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 12fl Oz (Beer Hunters)
Clear deep amber color, small steady beige head. Rye-bread, sugar and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Bready, sweetish flavor, not very fresh feeling (has it ever been?). Aftertaste has nice long resiny hoppyness.
bth122 (1291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a orange flavor, one finger head. Lacing all over glass. Intense citrus fruit hop aroma, hop oil. Taste is heavy bitterness. Medium body. Texture is not bad, not too sticky or oily. Ave carbonation. Long, long, long bitter finish. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit hop flavors. Slight malt backbone. Definitely a hop bomb palate wrecker. Good stuff.
DialSquare (2849) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Toledo. Orange pour with a 1/2 inch white head. Aroma is big hops, citrus, oily, pine, resin. Taste is aggressively hoppy (shocking) - pine with caramel malts, biscuit and grapefruit somewhere in there beyond the bitter. Little warmth. Finishes an even resin bitter. Quite good and suits its name. Still have to give the nod to ruination for wrecking my palate - but this is a better beer.