bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and resin. Flavor of caramel, pine, orange, herbs, florals, and resin with a bitter finish.
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to wavers1 for the bottle! Pours yellow-orange with fizzy off-white head.Strong citrus nose with orange, grapefruit, lime. Some pine too. More malt in the taste than the nose would suggest. Medium, sticky body. Serious bitter hop bite with lasting bitter finish. Bitterness and malt over-power any of the floral citrus notes that were present in the nose. Too bad, this one smelled real nice.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours hazy orangish color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind and some caramel. Lots of bitterness and some pine hops. Bittering hops totally dominate the flavor, very unbalanced. Smells better than it tastes. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy pale with white head. Aroma of pungent fruit and malt, overall, pretty interesting. Flavor is malty, some sweetness with a dirty hop bitter finish. Mouth feel is heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, well, it smelled nice.......
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour golden orange khaki head nice lace. Aroma citrus, orange rind, tropical fruit, tangerine, caramel, nice hop aroma. Taste wow made my face cringe with bitterness in a good way, super bitter, pine, resin, citrus hops, caramel with a decent malt back bone. MF medium body prickly carb. Great bitter hop bomb nice stuff!! Thanks wavers1!!!
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, clear golden color with sweet malty pine and blue cheese aroma, sour cheese and bitter flavor
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bevmo Sunnyvale. Pours golden amber, slightly hazed with a thick and creamy beige head that lingers well and coats the side of the glass with heavy lacing. Aroma is - not surprisingly - dominated by citrus and pine hops, with a little ripe summer fruitiness peeking through the thick hoppy mist, as well as a bit of dust and forest floor. Flavor is - not surprisingly again - dominated by hops (hmmm, there’s a pattern here) with resiny, sprucey, lime rindy characteristics, some spice, along with almost enough caramel and biscuity malts to be noticed. Finish is puckeringly bitter and astringent, like having chewed your way through a pine needle and milkweed salad. This indeed carries a lupulin load, leaving a legacy of longing for this luxurious, lip licking liquid, a true labor of love (sorry, just had a brief alliterative fit there - I must have been made silly with hOppiness). Overall, enjoyable for a hop fiend like myself, though not as balanced as the truly great DIPA’s. But very enjoyable.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with light pine. Grapefruit and aspirin flavor with summer fruits and caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and summer fruit lingers with grapefruit and caramel.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with nice white head, aroma has notes of chewy hops, resinous, pine, and some citrus notes as well. Taste is nice and clean but also creamy, has notes of pine, orange rind, some resin, and a touch of caramel that finishes bitter. Good stuff.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this from Wavers1 in a free beer contest. Wow. This brew pours a beautiful gold with small bubbles and a nice head the sticks around. The aroma is absolutely incredible. Citrus and pine....awesome. Big punch of a brew with a ton of hoppy happiness. So tasty. It was big in body and nicely balanced. Hoppy and malty. A fantastic beer. I would be drinking Hermitage stuff as much as possible if I lived near them. What an awesome beer.!!!