mikem409 (1490) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours orange with fast fading head. deep orange aroma. taste is very bitter citrus and grass
Cory (330) - , California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. SF Beer Week event. Aroma is super boozy with hops and a little sweet. Almost no head which disappeared quickly. Citrus taste with surprisingly mild bitter and malts foundation. Creamy on the palate. Overall kinda a weird experience.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is full of citra aroma and a certain dankness that hits the nostrils. The appearance is a wonderful golden/orange color that has a small head that linger for a short time then goes away leaving lacing on top of the beer and on the glass. The taste is not quite as good as the aroma and appearance. My first thought is that in order to reach this alcohol content they left some hops in the fermenter for too long and it gives off a grassy note that is not very flattering for a beer with citra in it. It is a good beer but the off notes in the finish keep it from being a favorite. I actually prefer hoptologist from them to this beer.
Fatehunter (1239) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful lemon, grapefruit and bold pine; like you’re crushing the hops in your fingers.
The taste has a great big lemon bitterness that is perfectly balanced by the bold malt sweetness. Lots of pine too.
Great smooth texture with moderate carbonation.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours a deep, clear gold with a sticky white head. Nose is citrusy and resiny with a sharp ethanol note as well. Huge and boozy nose. Some butterscotch. On tasting, more of the same. Boozy and hot, warming. Big bitterness and citrus on finish. butterscotch. Wow, a huge let down.
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours gold with strong citrus tropical fruit and hop aromas. Pine and hop taste with hits of citrus and grapefruit. No alcohol taste at all for %11.
Kroney (155) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Texas Wine and Spirit(Carlsbad, CA) for the recommensation...
Pours a nice clear dark orange. Aroma is pure hops... tropical, citrus and resin hops. Very clean. Initial sip is all hop as well, but there’s a very nice balance to this beer, even without really tasting or smelling the malt. Its an extremely high abv IPA(11%+) but there’s absolutely no alcohol flavor -- just a very subtle warming of the throat and stomach. Had to knock down the palate score as I drank this beer, because it sticks to the mouth/tongue way too much for me... overall though this is an outstanding beer.
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared by ???. Thanks. Pours a richly glowing amber orange hue, just a kiss of haze, frothy offwhite head sits atop and dies to a filmy layer, laces small. Aromas are a bit fruity, citrusy and tropical with some intermittent garlic and onion. A bit funky, some grass and florals, gentle sweeter grainy malts. Initial is medium bodied, a firm base with some good flavors. Richer citrus hops, tropical fruit, gentle gumball type flavors mix with some onion, garlic, and earth. Gentle bready and a touch sweeter malt body. The onion element interferes a bit, dry and bitter, with that distinct sharpness. Backend is dry and bitter, pretty solid. Albeit, there is something off here. Meh.
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep golden color, very slight haze, nice head and lacing, wonderful aroma and huge hops. Plenty of character through the whole drink. Just great.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good hop pine citrus smell. Clear clean yellowish orange color. Very good trip. The citrus hops in this one is clean a distinct.