swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. golden orange pour. huge dank, resiny hop filled aroma. Potent aroma. sweet hop syrup flavor, big bitterness, big sweetness. Incredibly bitter. Too sweet for me
John25 (696) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear gold. Super sugary sweet and bitter. Drain pour. Not enjoyable.
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conway (1636) - - DEC 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear orange/gold with little head. Aroma is citrus, tea and melon. Taste is disgustingly sugary sweet. Slick smooth mouthfeel. Don't like.
Benzai (8993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear golden a little rusty pale orange color, average sized white head. Aroma is malts, sweetish hops. Taste malts, hops, sticky resin, sticky pine, some alcohol, sweet hops but a light bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Over the top but I like it.
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Clear golden colour with a very small white head. Smells hops, pine, resin, deep. Tastes hops, deep, resin, malts, barley wine, slightly salty somehow. Full body, thick, low carbo.
IrishBoy (3889) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose reeks of resin, earthiness, and a hint of asparagus to contrast with the sweet fruity hop notes.Brick orange with a medium pale tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet with light bitterness and a light alcohol warmth. Would be great in brandy barrels!
OldGrowth (2763) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Triangle Wine. Morrisville. Good aroma sweet, fruity pine.lots of citrus, peach. Some pine. Not getting the 13% in aroma. Clean brownish orange color, ok head that faded quick, spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. thick body, oily viscous mouthfeel, bitter sweet dry finish. Better than I thought going into it. Only get abv on finish. Pretty sweet. Itís ok in the scheme of things. Aroma is best part. Flavor ok but tad more bitter than aroma. Harsh on finish.
lightbias (167) - USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Golden apricot-hued liquid poured into a tulip presents with a huge aroma; pine and dense mandarin orange. The foam is small and tight, off-white and instantly starts to vapor off, leaving behind a very sticky lace on the glass.
The palate is heavy, sticky and the taste sweet; the bitter of the hops underlying but definitely a presence. Malt balance is nice, but there is no escaping the boozy kick to the flavor of this brew. The finish is slightly bitter, but not long. I donít feel as though itís trying to prove itself, but only showing off itís tough side.
Knee Deep has an undeniable hold on this particular edge on flavor, and every time I try a new one, this edge gets sharper. Absolutely hot at 13.1, wholly flavorful and utterly balanced. Iíll take it.
bytemesis (3524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear pale golden, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is light citra, buttery, dank, tropical. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, tasty and dank. M medium body, tasty.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle picked up at Country Wine & Spirits
Clear golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity and dank, pine resin. Taste is dank, pine resin with some mild alcohols in the finish