thechandler (526) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a light fizzy head. Aroma is just slightly citrusy. Flavor is WOW. Not what I expected at all. American Strong Ale? More like Imperial IPA. Hoppy citrus, lemongrass...very floral. Beautiful.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Nikkiís Liquors. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee and caramel malts with herbal and resin hops. The taste is citrus and resin hops, some earthiness, and toffee malts. Medium bodied and refreshing. Nice.
halfonit (1054) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a clear deep amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is full of hops and grapefruit up front with some leather and orange. Flavor is an explosion of grapefruit, hops and citrus. Thereís also a little dough and grain in the back end. Leaves a hoppy citrus finish. Good stuff here.
thornecb (3640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light mahogany into a snifter. White head receded to hug rim. Dark caramel and resin aromas. Medium bodied and dry with dark toffee and molaases upfront turning to bitter resin on the lasting earthy finish.
vtafro (1862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Ruby brown pour with some tan head. Some fresh spices, grassy and herbal hop aromas. Fresh grassy, citrus, and spicy hop flavor with some sweet malts.
GL2814 (291) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The hops dominated this beer, however there were hints of caramel and cinnamon (?), as well as citrus. Not bad.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear dar brown ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light molasses. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel with cinnamon notes, butterscotch, fruity esters, a bit cloying. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012.
BREWMUSKCLES (1988) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus as well as yeast and caramel malt. The appearance is amber with a large foamy head. The taste is very bitter and astringent with pretty much hops dominating a caramel malt. The palate is smooth. Overall I like whats here but itís way to boozy and astringent.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sunset Grill - Allston, MA. Aroma is tropical and full of caramels. Iím finding it tough to parse caramel from tropical hop fruit. This reminds me of a citron-flavored caramel. Really rich and intense with sugar aromas. Flavors are decent, but as with a lot of Harpoon brews the intense filtering manages to strip out a lot of flavor, complexity, and depth in my opinion. Juicy finish. The caramel richness persists, but thereís something missing. Something raw and elemental.