b33r (689) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color with a minimal off-white ring of a head and thick oily lacing. Aroma is not what I was expecting- sweet molasses, fruity vinous notes, and caramel. Flavor has deep malts and a sneaky bitter bite at the end. Just a hint of sweetness. This beer was such a surprise, donít think Iíve had anything like it before
gdubu493 (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Interesting. Baked apples, orange, molasses, Slight boozy smell.
Appearance: Opaque, cloudy orange. Looks like unfiltered apple cider. Thin. Gorgeous, thick, creamy, coffee colored, two-finger head that disappeared slowly. Thick lacing.
Taste: Bitter hops, sweet finish. Earthy. Slight tinge of alcohol in the front. Complex. Maybe some pine.
Palate: Dry, bitter.
Overall: I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. From aroma to taste, this is an interesting beer. I could not quite identify whether I liked this beer or not. I change my mind after each drink - itís not good, then itís wonderfully different. I would love to taste this on tap. RateBeer member nj_BierMaven probably summed up my indecision best, "Sweet malty almost like a Scoth Ale", without the booze. #respectbeerbrethren
Bobblehead (56) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle, pours a amber, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, bitter, long finish.
SlimHabib (233) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with an off white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Thick creamy body. Light hop taste, mostly grassy with some alcohol taste.
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Orange and clear appearance with a white head and thick lacing. Aroma of herbal/floral hops, pine, light citrus, light toffee/caramel malts, resin and some off notes.. Heavily bitter with medium sweetness. Medium body with ample carbonation. Just OK for a IIPA.
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle dated 3/13, so 20 months old. Hop profile has been lost. Cloudy amber in tulip glass, no significant head. Sweet malty almost like a Scoth Ale. Need to find a fresh example. Still enjoyable if you like sweet strong and malty.
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A darker maltier IPA. The spicy rye malt and sweetness of the honey dance around each other to citrus and pine hop notes. Very unique.
maximet (103) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, opaque with a brownish head. Very complex aroma of citrus, ripe yellow fruit, light caramel, cereal and some pines.Very well balanced IIPA, just a little bitter with nice residual sugar to top it. Lively carbonation, a little thin, astringent and a nice, long, smooth finish. Personally, more of an american BW, but still a really great brew!
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a hazy amber with a big white head of thick foam. Good retention. The aroma is like sticky sweet rosemary and parsley. The taste is a bit cardboard-ish with notes of honey and english toffee. Dry and bitter toward the finish. Big body and medium carbonation.
rosenbergh (7511) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 6/25/14. At the Dobra Zupas, Beckley, WV.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny off-white head.
The aroma is surprisingly mild... some floral hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. The flavour hits the bank. Strong bitterness, sweet fruity, piney and resiny hops, sweetish maltiness and some alcohol warmth. Very tasty. All the 10% are very craftily hidden. And gotta love the label.
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slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn Lou...another winner! Wonderful bittersweet flavor with a slightly sticky body. Aroma was nice as well, though not as awesome as the flavor. tropical fruit(pineapple, peach), slight honey on the back end, bitter lingering finish. This beer would maybe be too bitter w/o the sweet, and vice-versa, but as it is - VERY nice! And at 10%, it kicked my butt quite nicely."