lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely bitter. Huge hop flavor with a very dry palate. Definitely lives up to its name. Overwhelms most anything you may pair it with.
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bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 bottle. No date but consumed a week after purchase at state line MD. Beautiful lasting head and good lace on this golden clear beer. The initial aroma is deep ripe tropical fruit giving way to a strong to moderate catty cheese hop funk. Taste is very sweat caramel malt. When cold it does quickly to an intense pure bitterness. As it warms that becomes more grapefruit pine and the hop funk. The bitterness at first though it exceptionally pure. The palate may not be wrecked but it is very soft full soapy and mouthwatering. One hell of a beer though not an everyday choice.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a huge hop aroma. Smells of brown sugar and grass. Pine needles and tree in the taste.
abcfan (689) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange yellow with a soapy white head. Aroma is pine and caramel. Taste is caramel and butter, with a dry bitter finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep gold with soapy white head. Aroma of over ripe, some what pungent grapefruit with a malty background. Flavor is sweet maltiness, hoppy, piny earth, balanced, aggressive bitterness. Somewhat heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation....Overall, good stuff!
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Champs. Orange/gold with thin white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit with a little dank. Flavor is bitter grapefruit with hints of mango and a long finish. Delicious.
changeup45 (1713) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Amber-orange color with a fairly thick off-white head forming on top. A thin layer lasts, allowing for some spotty lacing to slide along the side of the glass before collecting around the edges. The aroma is pungent for sure, offering big whiffs of grapefruit, mango, and pine resin. Once that subsides thereís evidence of a heavy caramel malt bill. As expected, this is quite hoppy and bitter, intensifying in a dry finish. The bitterness lasts long after the sip is finished. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit with grassy notes. Perhaps even some chalk. As the aroma suggests, there is a lot of caramel malt here too, which also lingers. Itís syrupy and kind of sticky on the palate. The name is fitting, although itís not so massive that itís too hard to consume. Not refreshing either though. This just seems a bit extreme to me, especially the malt, which is sticky and thick in the body. But I can see why itís there. Good beer but more isnít always better and I wouldnít mind if this were a bit cleaner and toned down.
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber with a cream head. Super dank, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Great palate, sticky, grapefruit, awesome.
BK7 (720) - 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 Ventiís 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. itís good but i dunno, waste of hops maybe, at some point it gets musty, almost cheesy.