mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. amber pour with a thin white head. nose is hoppy and slightly fruity. very nice on the palate with a strong hop flavor that gets bitter in the finish.
jgb9348 (4979) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep thick copper coloured body with ruby highlights, a bit of brown and a light thininsh tan head. Aroma of super fresh hops, pine cones, alcohol, apricots and a bit of clean malt. Full-bodied; Strong assertive hops up front with a pine and floral essence and a kick of alcohol, tucked in with a bit of nuts and a very light spice. Aftertaste clean, but showing a lot of alcohol warmth and definitely some hop bitterness - nice! Overall, a good beer - definitely more of an imperial IPA, but a little less astringent and hoppy than that style. That said, I still think this beer is a bit too strong and showing a bit too much alcohol. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC on 07-March-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 21-April-2009.
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: clear amber/red pour, nice IPA-type citrus hop aroma. Heavier mouthfeel, not overly bitter, and plenty of booze. Almost syrupy. Very good.
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gotta love the deep ruby color. Thick mouthfeel finishes fairly smooth, with the alcohol coming in at the end. A bit too much sweetness for my taste, but the flavor evens out overall.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redish clear gold pour with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor was earth, dirt and hops. The alcohol was bit too evident.
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Sweet caramel malts and a lot of hop bitterness. Slight heat from the alcohol. Medium body with above average carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus hop aroma hits you as you open the bottle. Amber pour with thick white head. After the drink, the glass was completely laced. The hoppiness works so well with the malt sweetness. It leaves a nice mouthfeel. I could/would like to get used to this beer. To bad it is a limited release.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper with a white modest head. Fair amount of lacings. Nice butterscotch and floral hop aroma. Taste is candy sweet with a big bitter hop partner. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick and has a good amount of pink grapefruit on the back of the tongue. Carbonation is minimal. A trace of alcohol in the taste but pretty well hidden for the 9%abv. Has some scottish ale qualities. All too drinkable. Not a style I would drink frequently but nice for a change.
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bright copper color with a hazy body. Ecru head leaves some decent lacing. Hoppy aroma with notes of lemon meringue, grapefruit, and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet with lots of maple syrup and pink grapefruit. Moderate bitterness and some astringency. Body is medium-full with a soft carbonation. Not as hoppy or bitter as advertised.
Oscbert (1115) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Pours a dark amber color with small brown head.
~Light citrusy scent with malts and alcohol, some corriander.
~Burnt malt, biscuity flavor, some bitterness. Hides alcohol well.
~Medium feel. Bitter finish.
~This is a dangerous one. Can’t even detect alcohol in taste.