WisconsinBeer (686) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a super clear deep orange color. Minimal head, but lingers and bubbles on as it disappears from the glass. Flavor is a bit of ripe fruit and orange honey, followed by a wallop of citrus and slightly herbal hops. Finish is very sweet and lingers. Just a bit of heat from the alcohol. Body is a bit thin, but the flavor profile is right on. A solid addition to the Big Eddy line.
Thisis12ptfont (623) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted caramel and amber malts. Deep copper with a amber hue. Flavors of mellow/bitter hops upfront with a unique metallic and caramel malt base. Overall, unique IPA but still nothing outstanding.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A very lame boozy, sugary and slightly buttery golden IIPA.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed moderately fresh 2 months after receiving the bottle from oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a very small off-white head.
In long: Nose is toasted grains, caramel, annoying buttery notes, coniferous hop resin, dank basement. Far from an aromatic bomb to say the least. Taste is oily cereals, brown sugar, buttery caramel, tree sap, hop resin, booze. High sweetness sensation. Alcohol is very much apparent. Medium sticky bitterness. If I didnít know better I would think this is a one-year-old tired IIPA but I know the first bottling of this beer was only a few months before I drank my bottle. I donít remember the last time I had such a lame IIPA from a well-known established American brewery, pretty much packs everything I donít like from an IPA these days. And to think it is someone I consider a friend who sent me this crap, I havenít been so insulted since the day I read in my roommate private diary that he thought I am someone who doesnít respect people privacy.
pet22 (9) - Delano, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half inch off white head.lower co2. beautiful crimson, nice aroma. Lightly sweet and strong bitter with creamy finish.
johnnnniee (1495) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear deep amber/copper color with a decent sized off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Aromas of earth citrus and pine with an almost buttery aroma as well as hints of light sweet fruits and plenty of bread and caramel to fill in the gaps. The flavor is kind of heavy on the malt side of things with sugary and sweet fruits up front. Resinous citrus comes up next, but gets drowned out pretty quickly by the presence of a bit of ethanol. Long sweet lingering finish with a firm earthy hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Seems a bit sweet and thick for a double IPA. Tasty brew, but more like a barleywine honestly.
BK7 (548) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Oregon Garden BrewFest. Grapefruit and pine bitterness balanced with caramel and tropical fruit. Solid IPA finish.
brianprentiss (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer, very smooth, never had anything from them before but i will again
maxwelldeux (2209) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear dark amber color with a slight white head. Nose is quite hoppy, with some great floral and citrus elements smacking you right in the face. Taste is fairly bitter up front, but eases up with some balance on the back end. Very nice beer...
heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 2013 version listed at 8.2% abv. A deep rusty brown that is really more garnet red in light. There is a thin off white head. The big nose has tons of caramel, toffee and peanuts. Grapefruit is very strong with some bread dough. A lightly carbonated body fits a thick and sticky body. There is plenty of sweet citrus and caramel. Notes of almonds are also present along with brandy hints. More fruity than anything. I would have thought this was a strong ale or barleywine if no one told me differently. Any hops are absolutely dominated by the big malty body. This is a cloying sweet mess.
Patrickctenchi (1673) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Edition: 8.2 % Label.
Pours hazy, orange-brown with a short yellow/tan head.
Aroma is bready,...slightly funky..
Taste is bready, caramel, orange-peel and pine.
dlbeer (381) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange/amber pour with off white head and a lot of lacing. Smells of sweet malts and hops. Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting. A little too sweet. Couldn't really decide how much I liked this beer.
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