ColovianTrader (437) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly light looking. Toasted grains, caramel, grapefruit and a healthy amount of hop bitterness. Malty and a bit thick feeling. Alcohol is well hidden.
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a nice transparent gold with very little head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus, oranges and pineapples mostly, with subtle hoppy hints. Taste is almost reverse, with upfront bitterness that fades into a floral sweetness. Very very nice beer.
alliance100 (1040) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle - pours a vibrant gold , off white head with heavy lacing . Piney resinous aromas . Mild grapefruit , mango and tangerine flavors . The upfront bitterness leads to an almost mildly sweet and fruity finish . Outstanding !
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Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/22/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas, almost like an IPA with spice and tropical fruit. Bitter, malty, hoppy - so very good!
DrinksAllKinds (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good strong beer. Has a little bit of a different taste to it but it's still delicious. Not sure what it would pair with.
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beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite what the label says, lol, this is a fine replacement for Brown Shugga. Hoppy like an IPA, not sure why its styled as an ASA, but that’s fine, I would have maybe put it in the red/amber ale category, abv isn’t high enough for an ASA. Reddish pour, thicker than thought, nice aroma of pine and citrus, maltier than an IPA, caramel and pancake like flavor. Nice one.
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, deep straw or golden and good medium head. Massive hop lift. Very green aromatics. Slightly rubbery and certainly piney. You can’t see the malt. Dry, not sour and bitter. Dense, good weight and long. Very hoppy palate. Massive resiny, piney flavor.
Good beer. It’s not a strong ale. It’s a classics west coast IPA.
Very long and massive.
GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a honey gold with some tiny floaties, about a 3 finger off-white head. Decent webby lacing once the head recedes. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, light dank. Tasting notes of big tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, floral hops, a little toffee. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
larryLSB (475) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glad this came out again. Poured into a tulip, semi - clear bright gold with a medium white head. Sweet citrus nose, flavor is hop forward, was expecting a more balanced taste with that nose. Medium bodied a bit on the oily side with an abrupt finish. Hard to say, IPA or strong ale?
Krej (184) - USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got one bottle of this and split it with a friend. It’s good but I I expected it to be better so I’m not totally impressed. It tastes like what I’d expect a generic American Strong Ale would taste like but with a lot of hops. I’d probably get it again though since it is pretty good.