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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2632) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
First of the day at HMOG 2014. Ridiculous fruit aroma with a bit of wild yeast. Falvor is light and a bit sour and salty on the finish. Spice on the finish as well. Bitter sour fruit flavors running througout. Nice unique aspects with the dragon fruit addition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3441) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Comes out of the bottle a hazy amber, not a lot of head but this was a small pour. Aroma is strong, sour and fruity - mainly dragon fruit. Dragon fruit dominates the strong, sour flavor, which has hints of pear and malt. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy. Tame this dragon and ride it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1806) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
HMOG 2014. Pours murky yellow with minimal head. Strange tart, chemical smell. Not horrible, just initially off putting. Medium tart, fruity, dusty, slightly off, tropical bits. Not bad by any means, but perhaps that off character in the smell and taste is severely displeasing to most. I like to dragonfruit though - Dry.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bomber brought back from brewery in 2012. Thin, clear amber with no head / Sweet, chemical smell, god awful / Light body . . . I can’t do it . . . drain pour. What we’re they thinking?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Tap pour at DH brewery/loft - hazy yellow golden with thin head...aroma is very tart and biting, hint of tropical fruit underneath. Flavor is quite sour and tart...almost makes you pucker, but I thought it was pretty good, as the tropical fruit notes offset the tartness nicely...that being said, it is pretty one-dimensional with little else going on. Palate was very dry and kept you coming back for more...but in a good way. I’ll admit, I was kind of surprised when I saw the very poor reviews on this one, but after mining things a bit, it appears that this may be a bit rough in bottle form, but I thought it was quite enjoyable out of the keg...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Dan’s Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a nice deep amber orange hue, firmer haze, decent glow, a bit darker. Loose bubbly head dies down to a mellow film, laces small. Aromas are dragonfruit, acedic acid qualities, a touch of nail polish, tropical fruit and gentle citrus. A touch of bready malts, some firm acidity. Initial is firmer fruit, mellow to low carbonation. Touches of nail polish, acidity, dragon fruit and tropical fruit. Some gentle citrus, dragon fruit, bread, and lactic elements. Middle is citrus, fruit, and dragon fruit. Backend is more acedic, trailing off effectively. Lactic and acedic acidity linger through it. Tropical fruit, some citrus, the dragon fruit element is distinct. Finish is a touch harsh, but not as bad as I expected. As a sour it’s underwhelming and a bit harsh. The dragonfruit element is interesting, but overall the beer still suffers from acedic problems and a difficulty in drinking. Not quite Blood Orange, a little undercarbonated. But.. meh.

0.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma of beeswax, chinese food and citrus. Pours cloudy and awfully flat. Taste is really, really bad. Like trash with beeswax. Simply awful.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jredmond (5560) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle sampled at Clockwork’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a murky body with no lacing or head. Aroma is dusty funk and really nothing else. Mouthfeel is medium with weird heat, faint acidity - neither of which really balance each other. Doesn’t work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Peu d’effervescence, fruits exotiques, plus sucré qu’acidulé. Intéressant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5091) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Big fruit aroma, tart, star fruit, grapefruit, sticky smelling. Flavor is tons of tropical fruit, slightly tart, light orange. Medium bodied, tart, sweet finish. Very fruity.


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