TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from McGee. Hazy, orange-gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is pine, tropical fruit and weed, with a touch of EtOH heat and sweet malt. Medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation. Pine resin, caramel, ganja and grapefruit. Finish is nicely balanced and ending rather bitter and earthy. A big beer, and it shows in spots, but I would absolutely drink this one again.
keanex (1578) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 2, 2015.
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear amber body with a beautifully messy white dense head on top.
Aroma: Nice mixture of marijuana, earthy notes, floral notes and a bit of grapefruit and orange. This is a unique combo that I haven’t really come across yet. Booze shows though.
Taste: Not even close to being overly bitter, though not really malty either. This is the lightest 11.25% beer I’ve come across. A tad boozy, toasty malts, bits of earthiness and maltiness by the end, but overall a bit boring.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks way lighter than the ABV and drinks way milder outside of the booziness by the finish. Maybe my palate is a bit soaked up from the mead before but this lacks hugely.
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks DSG. Clear gold with a white head. Onion, poppy, ink, hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness, a little juicy taste. Hardly any carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.
Cool_Bond (1801) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely aromas of fruity and floral. Well hopped fruity taste but also some bitter. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but slightly bitter. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Drake (9989) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at a tasting. Slightly hazy golden with a thin fizzy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, citrus, tropical fruit, pale malt. The taste is bitter citrus, tropical, piney hops and some candied citrus. Medium bodied.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity and dank hops aroma with some pine and "green" notes and an oniony hint. Flavor of "green" and fruity hops, some malt sweetness and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. Pretty easy-drinking for 11.25%.
NikkTwist (1843) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy yellow amber pour. Soft foamy ring on top. Not much lace. Lots of hops here. Strong oaky resins. Good balance between citrus and earthy/leafy hop flavors. Enough honey sweetness to keep the bitterness in check (mind you your tongue will still burn after multiple glasses of this). Feels big but - for 11.2% - the alcohol is impressively well hidden. Palate feels wider and more subtle than expected. So far, this is the best Knee Deep brew I gave had!
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap Pale golden, nice fresh up front hoppy aroma. slick and heavy palate. Fairly bitter but that fresh hop flavor was not there. Big at 11+% but a bit disappointing.
beertholomeus (1046) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, resin, caramel and malt aroma. Grapefruit, mango, tangerine, apricot, hop, resin, caramel, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter. Hop and slight alcohol finish.
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-192) Thanks to Dennoman for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark blond beer, creamy small white head, unstable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, bit resinous, sweet, caramel, citrus. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: little sour, very very fruity, mango, passion fruits, pretty bitter, grapefruit, very fruity. Aftertaste: very bitter, resinous, grapefruit, piny, little sweet, caramel, bitter.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of grapefruit, sweet orange. The taste is medium bitter, orange zest, dry bitter finish.