Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking.Clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stings of lacing. Dark fruit, malt and hops in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruits and floral hops. The finish is toffee and raisins. Solid beer all around.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar and orange zest. Flavor is super sweet start with a nice resiny hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Ok beer by me
cpetrone84 (1480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pour is mostly copper with red edges and a fairly tight tan head. Nose has a light malt base with hints of oak and a fair bit of green apple sweetness, acetaldehyde as I am to understand. Taste has a bit of oxidation, notes of oak and some boozy characteristics. Malt base is fairly rich and dry, a touch tart and definitely a bit off. Full bodied, dry finish, well carbonated.
jredmond (5553) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at pony bar HK. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is medicinal and super sugary malts. Mouthfeel is slick and almost syrupy with the malt bomb front and center. A perfect example why IPAs should never be this strong. Sugar, malt, cough syrup, shoe polish?!? Christ this is a mess.
larryLSB (438) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Had 7 12 oz shipped to me from NY, this is the 4th bottle I have opened. Nose is off on this, heavy acetaldehyde aromas to each bottle so far. Nice golden honey in color, with a small off white head, with good lacing. Taste is sweet, bitter, and a bit oaky. It is definitely boozy, leaving that warm aftertaste with bitter notes. Overall it seems to miss the mark, and I’m gonna hold on to the last two to see if they improve next December.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, definitely not the limited release version. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Smells of honey and dried fruit with a touch of floral hops. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of honey, vanilla, dark fruit, with slight woody undertones. Quite tasty.
Jow (2237) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange. Thin head with tropical fruits and honey nose. Tastes of lots of honey, quite malty, tangerines, light pine, slightly medicinal. Not too sweet and oak and booze finish
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some orange and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is full of perfume and floral notes as well as some orange citrus character. I also get some biscuit malt, a hint of alcohol and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
growler Hazey caramel
Peach spiced and cedar sweet
Malty smoky. Decent overall just a bit too malty for my taste but it is a 12% beer.
Palme (3520) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from an enormous 1l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. This is cloudy and has a orange/brown color in the glass. Not to much of a head really, just a thin film sticking to the sides of the glass. The nose is nutty and yeasty with traces of both rye and wood. In the taste I get more nuts and yeast. It also has lots if spices going on actually. The only one I manage to identify is ginger and there are also some wet grass towards the finish. Actually quite a nice one, but that enormous bottle alone? Could be a challenge, but I’ll give it a go.. 15.06.2013