CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze orange with a well-lacing clingy froth of off-white head. Has a lightly oxidized sweet caramel nose with lots of resiny grapefruity hops. Starts with a rich chewy sweetness with some sugary notes and light fruitiness giving way to a healthy dose of citrusy bittering and flavor hops before a drier bittersweet grapefruity finish. Big in malt and hops, this could almost be a triple IPA.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a stunning amber color with a dense off-white head. The nose is piney with citrus undertones. The flavor is very piney on the hop side but with caramel, toast, and dark bread notes from the malt. Lots of malt balance to this brew. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a long, bitter finish. Definitely worth a try for any hop head.
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear orange with small, creamy white head. big floral aroma. medium body with creamy texture. flavor is floral and citrus but not acidic. easy and mellow for 10%. hop profile reminds me of hop stoopid.
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange/brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of citrus, pine and some caramel malts. Flavor is bready with caramel, spices, citrus, grapefruit and grass. Amazingly easy to drink for the alcohol content, almost a little to easy. This is a dangerous beer.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured relatively flat and nice golden color smelled. Very hoppy piney tasted very nice pretty good beer
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - APR 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a deep amber with a medium off white head. Scent is caramel, pine and citrus. Big citrus bite with bready notes and some earthiness. Good stuff.Taste of citrus, pine, caramel, and some breadiness
topherh (1898) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy hop and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt,doughy, pepper, pine, citrus fruit, caramel, and alcohol.
Strykzone (4193) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear and dark copper in color with a nice two finger orange head. A nice nose of sweet complex fruit and caramel. Big hop flavors kick in from the start. They are pine, tangerine, biscuit, flowers, and some grapefruit late. Alcohol is barely hidden. This one is right down the middle and there is nothing to not like. A winner from Laughing Dog.
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, no freshness date.
Hazy amber with a fleeting tan head, but nice lace.
Initial aroma is a blast of citrusy hops. Hiding underneath is sweet earth, nuts and caramel, but you really have to agitate to bring those out.
Flavor is pine and citrus hops with sweet malt backing it up. Warming alcohol.
Finish has a little peppery bite, along with a lasting bitterness.
matthewjk (800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh...this is from Laughing Dog? Didn’t know that until I looked it up. So...nice imperial here albeit a tad cloying. Not entirely complex: mostly grapefruit with some nice citrus, but it stands pretty well in two dimensions. Expertly hidden alcohol content.