ACHops (1284) - 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 (4902) - 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 (1282) - 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 (1575) - 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 (5328) - 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 (555) - 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.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty piney hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malt hoppy bitter finish.
50belair (3301) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish/brown pour with an off white head. Hoppy pine and citrus aromas. Very hoppy with lots of pine/citrus, some orange, and caramel notes also.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a cream colored head. Pine and floral aroma with grapefruit, summer fruit, and caramel. Caramel and pine flavor with grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and pine lingers with earth and grapefruit.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper red with thick frothy white tan tinged head that slowly dissipates. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, sweet almond, caramel and undertones of spruce. Flavor is a mix of cereal, raisin, almonds, and caramel. Body is creamy with active carbonation.