tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is dark gold/bronze with a small off-white head, little retention/lace. Aroma is pine/floral hops, hop cheese, big toffee/caramel. Taste is quite sweet, bordering on cloying; as it warms, pine/citrus hop bitterness appears, balancing out the sweetness. Palate is soft, oily, a bit syrupy, bitter finish. This bottle was reasonably fresh; in retrospect, this is probably best enjoyed on draft at the brewery.
NikkTwist (2622) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 Draft at Eulogy. Very hazy dark orange pour with frothy soapy beige foam that left thick bubbly lace. Thick cherry caramel malts spiked with a huge hop bite. Not what I was expecting. Mandarins. Sugar Babies. Red currants. Mojhy apples. Bamboo. Orange passionfruit. Alcoholic Duck Sauce. Fruity thick sugar sweetness, mild tartness, and strong bitterness. A huge flavorful challenge. NICE!
__Rb81 (628) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (6 fl. oz., probably not fresh). Pours a dark amber with a white head. Aroma is heavy malty, heavy hoppy, pine, caramel, herbal, hint of citrus, probably lost most of its fruitiness already. Taste is sweet malty, hoppy bitter, fruity, dry hoppy ending with a long hoppy aftertaste. Very nice, massive hops and malts, and probably even better when fresh.
agl108 (1043) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Poured burnt orange with thin skim of white head. Big malty sweetness, bitter grapefruit rinds, pine resin. Sticky. Boozy finish. Unbalanced, BIG malty bomb.
rouhlas (2631) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle at home. Light hazy orange color with almost beige head. Heavy hoppy and malty aroma, pine, grapefruit, other citrus fruits, light grassy, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like the aroma. Body is medium to full sticky with soft carbonation.
Lowenbrau (3166) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1pt 6fl oz bottle @Cantina C.R.. 05-07-2015.
BBD: not found.
In short: bitter dry ale.
Pours murky amber with lots of sediment chunks. Little persistant off white head, some lacing. Pine, resins, caamel, earthy nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is really bitter, some fruity, thick mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste, A bit excesive and atriaght forward plain.
fombe89 (1996) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella @Cervecería C.R. (Cantina de Renfe), Avilés 05/07/2015
Color ambar, botella con bastante sedimento y grumos en suspension, aroma a frutado, carton, final muy amrgo y seco, sabores oxidados.
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells malty and vinegary, dark amber with white lacing, malt start onto a massive hop burst then mildly salty in the finish. ok
Sdaniel90 (867) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65cl. Murky orange/copper with heavy sediment and a frothy to minimal offwhite head. Floral hop and caramel aromas with hints of sour grapes and resin. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and somewhat oily, with a heavy astringency. Heavy malt backbone matches the happiness well but still extremely bitter. No sweetness, with a monstrous bitter and alcohol palate. Soapy and very dry. A beast of an IPA.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle of the latest batch. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Clear amber/golden copper with tiny bits of sediment floaters, nice two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit citrus, caramel. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, hop oils, lots of floral notes, some alcohol. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Feels somewhat unbalanced, a bit too floral/bitter and boozy with not enough citrus for my liking.
freretoc (1552) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue en bouteille de 66.6cl, couleur ambrée, mousse moyenne et peu d’effervescence. Nez fort sur la résine, Grosse bouche sur le pin et le sapin et la résine pointe d’alcool en fin de première bouche mais assez soft. A peine fumée. Le mot qui me vient quand j’ai cette bière en bouche c’est "trop".