maxwelldeux (4181) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy darker amber color with a moderate white head on there. Nose is bready and earthy with just a bit of toffee coming through. Taste is bitter but earthy and unfresh. Just not all that appealing for me.
50belair (3021) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brew pub. Clear amber pour with a white head. Sweet with big mellon, honey, and caramel malt notes. Enough bitterness from the hops to keep it honest. Good body and mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good but not great. At this ABV level, the resin is just too high. Consistency likewise is quite syrupy for the ABV. Think of all the flavor, if you will, of DFH120, without the ABV. A worthwhile tradeoff for some.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, apparently it seems that i sat on this too long. caramel maltiness heavy, medium piney bitterness. malts win this battle. not bad
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber with a small off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of hops, some floral, caramel, and a touch of pine.
taste is smooth and creamy, caramel, malt, hops in the back, and a touch of licorice. ends slightly bitter and smooth.
Beerman6686 (5480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a darker orange color with a white head. Aroam was of caramel, stale hops, and toasted malt. Flavor was much the same, malty with light bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Meh.
solidfunk (5660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This should really just be called an American Strong Ale, not an IPA. There isn’t enough hop profile. Rated as an american strong ale it’s not bad, just doesn’t fit the style. Smell is boozy and caramel-like. Pours clear brown. Has a little sweet plum, some oakiness. Decent drink if you don’t pay attention to the label. Thanks to Adrian for bringing me this one.
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber withj a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of mint. Palae was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, candied orange, earthiness, grapefuit and light mint with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering minty orange finish.
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle pours an amber color. Aromas of pine, caramel, grapefruit and citrus. Flavors are the same with some citrus peel to add to the bitterness. Decent beer overall, doesnt taste like a 9%er. Thanks Eric for the trade.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Clear light amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel with some pine and citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light hop bitterness and light alcohol. Medium body with mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Not a big fan of this one, super sweet.