craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. pours a deep orange with a 1 finger off white head. lots of sweet malt in the nose with some sticky resinous citrus hop notes. rye, bread and caramel come forward as well. medium to thick body - really chewy. loaded with hops. the Simcoe comes forward a bit followed by the deep rye and sweet malt tones. very well balanced IIPA, if not a bit more towards the malts. pretty smooth throughout with peaks of citrus. smooth finish with the bitterness really coming forward letting the malts take a back seat. kind of a barley wine / IIPA hybrid.... it could fall on either side.
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $2.79 Very good!
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle hooked up by phaleslu. Pours a dark. Amber with a frothy beige head. Notes of sweet tangerine and pine floral hops. Touch of booze. Toast. Warming. Drinkable. Booze has a strong presence, but is tasty. Nice beer. Hoppy light barleywine.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours a deep red color with a light tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, tropical fruit, light caramel. One of the fruitiest smelling DIPA’s I’ve had in a while. Flavor of grapefruit, light grape skins as well. Citrus, and honey. Mild sweetness easily defeated by the significantly stronger bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Finishes sweet and bitter. Pretty great DIPA. I enjoyed this one.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Copper color. Aroma of sticky malts and resinous hops. Flavor is sweet malt, very heavy bodied. Caramels, a bit of cereal spiciness, a touch of earthy mustiness. Loads of hops. Finishes with strong West Coast hop flavors. Pine and citrus. A good find.
omhper (23499) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, rich head. Striking perfumy nose with gooseberry and black currant. Sweet and full bodied with loads of perfumy hops. Hugely bitter finish. Though getting a bit syrupy, the zesty massive hoppiness outweighs that, and it remains a relatively drinkable hop bomb.
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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 (3336) - 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 (4006) - - 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 (678) - 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.