auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean for the opportunity! To be completely honest the aroma smells painful, a bedraggled mix of stressed Belgian yeast, raw pink bubblegum, and slightly old hops. The palate of the beer cleans things up ever so slightly, but holding onto the bubblegum yeast stress. The sugars crank up, giving a crystalline punch to the front of the tongue. I think a whole one of these would cause a lot of pain in the morning, with a lot of sugar, a lot of alcohol, and a boatload of messy phenols. The obviously stressed and freaked out Belgian yeast byproducts are really tough to handle. Did it ferment at 102F? Otherwise, for the gravity, it really isn’t too sweet.
umich03jm (2116) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle from Winter Solstice. Pours a mostly clear bright orange color with a hint of ruby. Very small head that quickly fades. Big aroma of bubblegum, pine, sweet honey, and citrus. Taste is a somewhat odd mix of bubblegum, honey and pine. A tad on the sweet side, I think there’s too much honey added here and it doesn’t complement the pine hops well. Finish has a lingering bubblegum taste. Very slight alcohol burn is nice for this abv. Decent but I prefer the regular Simcoe Silly.
b3shine (5726) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks solid; a transparent burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells of floral and pine hops and dough with a semi-sweet, slightly boozy backbone. Notes of honey too. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
ICEatALAMO (978) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour is a bright vibrant orange. The aroma is strong, could smell it as I was pouring. Tons of floral notes in the nose, very interesting. The taste has a lot of pine in it and super hoppy. A little too overpowering for my likes.
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crossovert (7722) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big and sweet one here. Coudl use more hops. Hops are vegetal to start however then they mellow out into some mine pine and fruit.
mikem409 (1560) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. pours murky orange with thin white head. big hop and banana aroma. taste is very sweet lots of bubblegum and hops piney
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Crazy spicy piney aroma with notes of pine resin, spicy hops, citrus fruits, flowers and maybe some malts but at that point my taste buds tapped out. Medium amber hue with an average white head. Flavor is heavy sweet and very very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a stinky spicy bitter bomb. Almost too fresh if there is such a thing. I did kind of enjoy it though, kind of like hot sauce but in a hops sort of way.