Clegare1 (5) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the bottle artwork. The beer was very bold hoppy and earthy. Did I mention hoppy?
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market on 06/15/2012 in Calgary, AB. Colour: Dark brown with beautiful creamy light brown head. Nose: A gorgeous blend of mustard, hazelnut, medium toasted malt, roasted barley and cracked pepper - all with a caramel drizzle. Taste: Medim-light sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. HUGE nutty presence blended with swirling toffee and perfectly bbq’d grain and hop. The high ABV goes nearly un-noticed making it very drinkable. Superb balance throughout! Well done!
pintbypint (2834) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml brown bottle. From the bottle the beer flows into the glass a deep amber/orange shade, creamy and fairly thick tan cap that constantly sustains itself leaving a very nice beer visually. Big bands of lace add to the eye appeal. Nose has big sweet notes up front from malt - notes of big caramel, dark sugar, some citrus. Taste has thick caramel malts, sweetness is high, its pleasant at first but tires the palate quickly. Trace of citrus hops at the end. Overall a thick and sweet American Strong, has its moments but not worth the extra hefty price tag. HUB does more enjoyable beers at half this beer’s price point.
reebtogi (4614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some generous lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated with light fruits and floral notes with some light caramel. Taste is a grapefruit bitterness with a balance of other light fruits and caramel malt to sweeten and a mild alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body with nice carbonation providing a nice mouthfeel. A very well done strong amber ale that is very tasty and recommended for others to try.
ACHops (922) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 On tap @ Noble Fir. Pours deep reddish orange. Aroma is candy malts and faint hops. Taste is initially harsh and bitter with big sweet caramel malts on the back. Lots of alcohol here, but it is hidden well by the strong hops. This is nice, overall, but doesn’t have the sweet stickiness that the really good double reds do (see Port Shark Attack). Still, it’s organic, and not bad.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big alcohol. Like an Imperial Amber. A quick twist to open and the beer starts foaming out of the bottle. Dark copper. Fair head despite the aggressiveness of the opening. Woody hop and Ambe nose. Alcohol and wwody hops and more alcohol Ian the flavour.
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ruby colour. Airy cap that retains alright. Citrus nose. Grapefruit. Caramel malt taste. Grapefruit/apricot citrus/fruit taste. Good balance. Neat.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Gorgeous deep ruby pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma was citrus and floral hops. A bit of pine resin in the background. Monster hop notes. Flavor was similarly hoppy with a good malt backbone. Beer was sticky. Mouthfeel was a little sticky. Hops just oozed out of this one. Tasted blind I would have guess a Double IPA. nice beer.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops and malt aroma. Light with earth like qualities and the alcohol lingers. The malt was tasty but I wish it had more to add to the strong hops finish. The beer finishes dry with a good flavor.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Tacoma Boys. Cloudy golden-brown pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty, spicy nose. Medium body and carbonation. Medium-roast malt anchors this one, with pine hops, walnuts, cinnamon and tea accents. Finish is balanced between sweet and bitter and is quite long. ABV is well-hidden.