joeworrall (86) - USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
went to get my growler filled with Odell Myrcenary at Whole Foods and the ’tender gave me a taste of this and a taste of Myrcenary. I bought the 500 BC... really nicely balanced malt and stone fruit hops.
Reminds me of Firestone Walker Double Jack
Lowe1983 (1461) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, caramel malts, and some alcohol. Flavor is similar with plenty of bitterness and alcohol warming.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle picked up locally. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, caramel, grass, leafy hops, light citrus, peppery spice, there is an off metallic note to this, the hops seem a bit faded and I’m not sure about the age of the beer, did not meet expectations.
halfonit (1296) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a snifter. Pours a clear deep golden amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of hops, earthiness, bread, grass, a little booze, and some malt. Great smelling brew! Heavy and carbonated palate. Flavor is of fresh earthy hoppy goodness. Some dough and oak is also present. A little heat from the higher abv. Leaves an earthy hop finish. Great beer!!!
kingaugusta (176) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with a quick off white head. Nose is very sweet and malty with modest hops. Hops come out quickly on the front with a fast fade to sticky sweet. character is almost more like a barleywine than an IPA but it’s a good beer.
Weevo (129) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer Club 22oz. bottle. Pours amber with thick white head. Floral and hops. Not a bad beer, but a little too hoppy for my taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - has an alcohol sting, slight acetone quality, sweet biscuit and floral/resin hop.
Appearance - body is slightly hazy orange, with an off-white head about 2 1/2" settles into a foam. With swanky lacing.
Taste - is chock full o sweet biscuity malt, some caramel, and a smidgen of citrus. The hops are floral in nature.
Palate - there is light to medium body, a slight bit of oiliness, the carbonation is more near the soft end, the finish is tangy - with only a bit of bitter. Noticeably abrupt.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden amber color with apricot edges and a frothy, two finger white had that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little darker than expected but otherwise looks pretty good.
Earthy, floral hop aroma with grassy pine and oily resins countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. The hop profile is lacking in balance and could use a touch of sweetness to counter the earthier, piney notes. Strong caramel malt presence with hints of toast, toffee, roasted nut and subtle dark fruit character.
On the lighter end of medium body with some dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the prominent malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Sticky and resinous with some straw and soil-y grass flavor along with some pine needle and spruce tip but overall, the hop presence is one dimensional and pretty weak. The malt presence is much stronger than expected/preferred making this beer taste more like a tame American barleywine. Slightly toasted with some leathery malt, caramel sweetness, toffee and toasted bread. Subtle alcohol and dark fruit sweetness in the finish. The high ABV is decently masked but the lack of balance and strong malt flavors hurt the drinkability of this beer. Not bad but disappointing for the style.
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 9-11-2015. This bottled beer forms a very small beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy amber body, slow rising carbonation, and very little lacing. The aroma of this beer is pine hops, light citrus hops, grapefruit, earthy, spicy, and malt. The flavor is pine hops, earthy, spicy, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very drinkable with a good flavor. It is worth trying and definitely a beer that I would partake in again.
Braudog (6178) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Visually appealing, dark copper, with a mile-high pile of foam. The aroma is woodsy. The beer also drinks with a woody feeling, like chewing on bark, but somehow comes across a bit thin for all the other robustness. Still worth the money. (#6028, 9/6/2015)
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottles, Whole Foods, Orlando. Tangerine & grapefruit battle with a hefty dollop of caramel in both the aroma and taste. The caramel wins out on both, but there’s a citrus tangy finish that gives it a bit of balance. Lovely amber-red colour with a big foaming head.