jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 Ben and Dave.
Appearance: Pours orange cloud with a lot of sediment.
Aroma: Aroma of pine, faint orange citrus.
Taste: Taste of medium bitterness, pine, resin.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: I’m glad I got to try this beer, and I understand the intent, but at $20 a bottle from Norm’s it’s just not worth it. Solid IPA taste but really one note, enjoyable but not amazing.
SilverfoX (686) - 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 (523) - 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 (3213) - 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 (1106) - 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".
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 65cl. Bière ambrée orangée. Très fine mousse blanche peu persistante. Nez houblonné à mort, on sent l'alcool. Explosion au palais, gros hit d'alcool, ultra-houblonné, côté fumé en finale. Grosse corpulence. Ca tabasse bien.
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep golden orange color with an off white head. Hops, hops, and more hops! Decent floral and fruity aroma. Flavor is aggressively bitter. Long lingering into the finish. This beer is way too bitter. Loses quite a bit of the aroma and flavor of the hops.
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whew - dry and lip-puckering bitter. Very happy,but I feel like the subtle aromas of hoppy beers are lost on this monster. For me, this one falls somewhere in between their IPA and IIPA in terms strictly of my enjoyment.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy darker orange in color with an off-white head. Some citrus, wooden forresty piney notes and sweetish butterscotch in aroma. Feels very fresh and inviting. There’s also some honey kind of sweetness present, but it’s kept in order with that nice, quite aggressive bitter hoppyness. Grassy bitters and oranges mixed with piney notes in taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Later on more tropical fruityness appears together with some nice bitter punch towards the finish. Drinkability is alpha and omega here, good tasting it is.
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A hazy orange/amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, pine aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus, pine, grapefruit, some tropical fruit, sweet/bitter, rich and bloody gorgeous.
Stuu666 (6175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Bit past it’s best but still delicious, pours golden amber, taste is sweet pine and toffee.