phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half growler shared by alexsdad06 at Aloft after the Grand Tasting- thanks, Brad, but why, why, why do you get Jackie-O’s growlers filled and let them rot in the back of your fridge for months or even years? Sheesh. Pours a cloudy orange with a small ring for a head. Notes of orange citrus, caramel, resin, marmalade. Medium-bodied, with an old, malty, sweet mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. Better fresh, I’m sure.
deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at 2014 RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy peachy gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of resin and pine with caramel and earthy sweet grains backing. Flavor has more resin and pine with just a touch of caramel and sweet grains.
jtclockwork (6881) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by alexsdad06. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, resin, grapefruit peel and some alcohol. Medium body. Big boy beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a small, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, and resin hops, spicy alcohol, pear and peach esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, alcohol, sweet malt, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
blomster (222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from 2012 @ Hotel Room Tasting post RBWG. Thanks to alexsdad06. Hoppy aroma. Sweet, boozy taste. No way this is 8,5% ABV.
drsordr (831) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle from 2012. Mild hazy avg gold. Nose dank hop and booze,slight vegetal. Taste dank hop, heat, and mid palate sweetness. Still a lot of heat. 8.5%, yeah right.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD ’12 thanks to Kan. You know he’s the man. Hazed orange with a thin head. Sweet malts orange, grapefruit, and other citrus aromas that are light but nice. Sweet malt flavors. Lemon orange are tasty but there is so much booze. I’m surprised this is only clocking in at 8.5% ABV, maybe there is just no malt to hide that alcohol. Bitter and boozy. 8/4/7/3/14
b3shine (4154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft to taster at Jackie O’s (from notes). Looks good; orange with low carbonation and some white lacing. Smells good; sweet and hoppy. Tastes like it smells, only better with nice balance and a good mouthfeel (especially for being iced). WINNING!
pantanap (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler contributed to and provided by brad. i asked and he was more than happy to send this to be shared on dlday. i had plenty of mini-pours of this over the course of the day... pours a hazy somewhat sticky hazy orangey caramel brown hue and topped with a thin quickly dissipating white to barely off-white head... resinous and grapefruit citrusy hop component abundant in the aroma. mild sweetness throughout but plenty of hops and bitterness still present. some caramel malt backbone lies underneath but plays a subordinate role... flavor are more of the same, a bit thicker in consistency for the very nature of the beer but not to the point of it becoming cloying as there is a mild dryness on the backend that helps curtail that. semi-sweet and bitter grapefruit citrus hop goodness with more citrus rind towards the backend and on through the finish. somewhat fuller in body as previously mentioned. nice semi-bitter finish. a nice treat that eventually creeps up on you if not careful. enjoyed.
JaBier (4400) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear amber pour with a thick tan head. Nose of orange zest, herbs and malt. Orangy and piney hop flavor with some pale malt before a bitter and citrusy grapefruit finish. I really enjoyed this one. The concentration brought on by freezing really turned this into a unique and delicious brew.