kespecial (166) - - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange yellow. Rye, pine, earth on the nose. Taste is caramel, orange, nice piney hops bitterness, some booze burn and big body. I’d call it a DIPA with some maltier barleywine notes. Pretty good, and a great value.
willisread (1280) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stone in Asagaya. Pours a clear gold with a nice medium-sized head that dissipates fairly quickly. Big pine and citrus nose that is super enticing. Taste is more of the same. Very juicy grapefruit, orange and some lemon zest. Bitter finish that is crisp and dry. Excellent beer for the price and availability.
voyageurmike (176) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold and clear, medium bodied, citrus and hops aroma. Orange peel and hops flavor with lingering bittersweet finish.
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a taster showing well filtered clear dark yellow with half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose is bursting with pine and cannabis.
The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. The first flavors show juicy citric fruit forward tartness with the middle balanced out with some dry malt flavors. Pilsner bitter finish at the end.
GenkiGonzo (772) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Great copper with decent lacing. Huge orange aroma. Strong beer from a behemoth...
Nische (1394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 2112. Hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, malty, sweet with quite a lot of resin. Taste is soothingly sweet, good malt body, pines, resin and moderately bitter finish.
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper orange with a nice white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: pineapple, earthy funk, malty, caramel, herbs, citrus, grassy, yeast esters, herbal hops, tangerines, lime zest, molasses, pine bitterness and spice. TASTE: malty bitterness, hop spice, pineapple, molasses, pine bitterness, caramel, herbs, citrus, grass bitterness, earthy, alcohol, lime zest, spice, tropical fruit tart, yeasty, peppercorn, chili and leaves. AFTER TASTE: malty bitterness, citrus, hop spice and molasses with an oily finish and mild alcohol warmth.
arn8897 (239) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of hops. Taste the same with some citrus. Nice strong ale with little to no alcohol taste.
rollerton (192) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Very nice aroma and taste. Very complex taste, kind of a mix between IP, tripel and barley wine. Good!
bartzluke (430) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into tulip glass. Orange, translucent, moderate carbonation, big fluffy cloudy white head. Nose is grainy, sweet, cereal, bready, biscuit, fruity, orange, maybe even a little spicy. Fuller bodied, creamy, smooth, a little hops stickiness on the end. I can definitely see the oats. A more complex body than most beers, but it works. Taste is sweet, biscuity, bready, a little fruity, mango, orange, a little rye spice on the end, a hint of alcohol. Really interesting and really good, though distinctly on the sweet side.