anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Hops & Pie, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th February 2010
Hazy amber beer. Softish palate, a little dry. Light carbonation. Rich grapefruit marmalade. Aniseed - licorice spice and subtle sweet peach and fresh orange. Finishes dry but then has a bitter spicy aftertaste. Very drinkable DIPA.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Hops & Pie. Hazed golden pour with a white head. Sweet caramel and tropical fruit notes. Pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. A hint of chalk, too. Flavor is sweet pineapple and citrus up front. Lots of pine, some grapefruit, bitter and chalky finish.
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy smooth biitersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grapefruit, peach and light melon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz, bottled 11/30/2009, #134/156, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, fresh grain, pine, dried cow manure, apricot, grapefruit, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, citrus, mango, earth, and grass with a bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a thin off white head and gold color. Aroma is resin/grapefruit, some light malt. Taste is resin/grapefruit drying hops with some bite, some light/medium malt.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jackie O’s Brewpub, 7/14/14. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops, candied citrus. The taste is citrus, tropical hops and strong pale malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze, moderate lingering bitterness. Nice.
Dogbrick (11338) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Eurostash II tasting on 12/12/09: Thanks to JaBier for sharing bottle #35/156. The beer pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium thin and fluffy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Grapefruit and hops aroma. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and flavors of citrus, pine and caramel malt. The finish is piney with a lingering hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: The Matriarch
Date: December 12, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet pine and tangerine aroma
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Name: The Matriarch
Date: March 11, 2010
hot peppery alcohol coming through that just adds an extra spicyness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4