jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Pours hazy gold/orange with slight white head. Aroma is pine and citrus, but both are muted. Not much in the nose. Taste is orange (ShockTop-ish) with some balance by the malt. Would like more carbonation here. Feels a bit one-note.
drfabulous (4175) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big orange pour. Nice citrus nose. Bitter. Slightly sticky. Nice orange taste to the balance. Well done.
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source, part of the $10 tour. This is the older version that uses Zythos hops, the new version has Galaxy. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of subtle fruit. Taste is bittersweet fruit. A bit plain.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special. Sticky mouthfeel and pretty dry. Hints of apple. Smell is piney, but muted. An ok rye, but not one for the ages.
robespierre (5) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perhaps my very favorite brew currently. An Imperial Pale Ale with a strong spicy flavor and aroma of hops. At 9% alcohol there is no mistaking it’s potency but the brew is so well balanced... full body, medium texture, soft carbonation with a lovely long finish. World class. I highly recommend this to one and all.
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Taste is bitter citrus, pine needles, yeast and a blend of hops. Nice, boozy finish. Well done.
maddmatt639 (281) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent retention and some good lacing. Smells of very strong sweet malt notes with a slight hop essence. Very sweet from the malt, then the hop kicks in, but not to strong. Long lasting bitterness in the end. Great beer.
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Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. A beige thick head leaves light lacing. The beer is cinnamon hued and is quite hazy. First sniff brings tangerine and peaches. The flavor brings mangoes more than tangerine but it is still there. Decent bitterness. Some interesting hop notes. Mid glass I suddenly began to taste rye and the spiciness added a nice aspect to this beer. The finish brings grapefruit and the subsequent bitterness. Good stuff.
UDBeernut (1843) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from beechner224. pours hazy copper with a cream colored head that coats the glass with a thick glob of lacing. lots of resin in the nose. taste has massive bitterness, pine, rye adds some spice. mouth is solid, very drying.
jerseyjohn71 (202) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
bitter bomb,,, my wife got this for me ,,, bitter ,hay, resin, spruce, citrus, clove, golden, sparkling, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, very bitter, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, long finish,