jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Top notch strong ale. Reminds me of an IPA with the bold fruity aromatic hops, but has a strong malt backbone to go with it. Pours a bronze color with a nice white head that quickly dissipates leaving moderate lacing. Lots of hops on the nose that translate into lots of grapefruit, bread, stone fruit, malt, toffee and spice on the tongue. It’s very strong at 9.75% abv, but even though it warms the back of your throat, it doesn’t taste too boozy. All-in-all and excellent ale that is worth drinking over and over.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fruity and candy nose. Amber color. Sweet on the front with lots of subtle candy flavors. Some hops on the finish.
Michbeerlover (140) - - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangish red pour with a 1/2 finger white head. Aroma of candied hops. Not much flavor going on. I would say there is a slight sweet cough syrup taste. Reminds me a bit of Double Bastard. Not one I would buy again....
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mikedevilsfan (140) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hop bomb explosion- old ale or not! Caramel malt backed up by hops approaching a barley wine. Very good.
Strife21 (139) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with nice white head. Smell is hops, citrus, sugar and malt. Taste is sweet and hoppy at first then backed my a solid malt finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mix rich caramel with a beach sunrise and you might get close to the perfect color of this brew. Heavy malt with bitter hops make for an out of control block party in your pie hole. Strong alkie finish is equivalent to the "watch your head" shove from the arresting officer. Well done Petaluma.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Thin white head and a caramel-brown color. Very clear. A good mix of piney/resiny and citrus hops on the nose, as well as some molasses.Flavors of citrus, butterscotch, sea salt and brown sugar. Not my favorite style, but this is a pretty interesting take. Different from the sugary-sweet or hop-bomb examples I’ve tried before.
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, and a moderate cream colored head. Aroma has a biscuit malt presence and plenty of floral and piney hops. Taste is of the biscuit malts balancing with a somewhat aggressive hop profile. Mouthfeel is creamy.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
via Bockyhorsey via Fantasy Baseball
Strong spicy citrus aroma. Thick frothy head. Hops hops and more hop flavor. Great tasting brew!
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple, brutal, dangerous tasty brew. Hops carry the flavor but are well-blended overall. The strangest thing is the medium-brown color coupled with the nearly outright white head. Pretty straightforward and extremely easy to drink for a beefcake such as this.