drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can’t hardly smell much else. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from pikapp327. The label ABV was 8.2, but there was a sticker covering every bottle with "ABV 9.3%". Brownish orange pour with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar and earth. Taste is brown sugar, heavy pine hops, caramel, and dirt.
merc7186 (2820) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Good Lacing
S: This smells like a bad, gritty barleywine. There is zero bottle dating but I am going to say that this is an old bottle.
T: This is completely devoid of any hops...
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, ...this is either an old bottle or just junk.
Overall....nothing more to say.
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Big hop aroma, slight caramel, floral, fruity, resin, slight toffee. Notes of oxidation. Not really into this one, to sweet.
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large tan head with good retention, fair lacing. Murky orange color. Nose is malt forward, grainy and a little doughy. Body is med/full, sorta chewy and a bit oily. Piney/citrusy hop flavors with some middlin crystal malt notes, lil ice tea and leafy notes as well. Lightly sweet finish, grainy ,lasting. Can from my buddy Roberrrrrrrrt, via Paul. Thanks guys!
italianjohn (2754) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden orange pour, thin decent layer of creamy off white head and sticky striped lacing ... aroma of chewy caramel malts, citrusy hops, light pine and a little resiny ..... taste of citrusy and light piney hops, mostly chewy caramel malts, little resiny ... nice bitter hop bite that lingers into the finish ... like a cross between an imperial red and dipa ... abv hidden insanely well for 9.3% ... they must have changed their recipe .. nicely done
baraciisch (2687) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow brown reddish in color... Sweet syrupy aroma... Flavor is fairly sweet, burnt caramel malt, finish is not very bitter, mild spicy hop finish... Not the best
glennmastrange (2569) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and dried fruit. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a soft to lively carbonation. Nothing over the top in this DIPA but everything is in the right place per the style.
cards04 (2568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice drink. Thanks kathouse. Pours a hazy light peach colour. Really nice fresh herbal and spicy hop notes. Some fresh fruit too. Nice earthy and musty flavours.. Very balanced and the hops are nicely restrained. No booze detected. Pretty great stuff.
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bottle received as a trading extra. Pours a clear light brown with very little head, but just decent lace. The nose is caramel malt with good fruitiness, featuring mostly dried fruits, and a nice grapefruit hop aroma that sneaks in under everything else. The flavor has some sweetness up front, but is a little more bitter than expected from the nose with the citrus and almost raisin fruitiness coming through as well. The body is fairly full, but has somewhat of a watery texture with very little carbonation and a long bitter and fruity finish.