bu11zeye (11111) - 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.
kp (10887) - 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
jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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.
madmitch76 (9867) - , 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.
Tmoney99 (8771) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 124/156 thanks to americanbrew. Pours with a minimal head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of pine, earthy, tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is sweet, pine, herbal and alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel, lightish carbonation.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Jackie-O’s, Athens OH on 11 March 2010. Amber colour. Not much head. Powerful resinous hops on the nose. Some flowery notes. More hops on the palate - resinous and orangey. Excellent, firm bitterness. Not too sweet. Very drinkable for the strength.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks boltz! Gold pour. White head. Juicy resinous and spicy hop aroma. Some nice tropical fruit aroma too. Pine and spicy hop flavor. Nice soapy bitterness.
Dogbrick (6006) - 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.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by JCB. Thanks! Pours an unclear light orange with a thin white head. Aroma is straight up papaya, fresh tropical hop notes. Taste is super bitter, resiny hops, pine needles. Powerful- nice in your face, fresh DIPA. Seems like a rarity these days!