Caytinator (576) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap. Clear, tiny irregular head, aroma almost absent, but faint sweet berries. Taste is kind of fruity as well, toffee, lightly burnt, and some hop bitterness. Fantastic beer.
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Hoppy, bitter, caramel taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy aftertaste.
brian60625 (609) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce tap at the Lumberyard Brewery in Flagstaff. Malty and slightly boozy aroma. Bright red appearance. Bubble action going on without any foam. Those bubbles pay dividends in delivering the variety of flavors inside. Taste is a smorgasbord of maltiness, sweetness, woodiness, and a little bit of metal. The abv is readily present, but there’s enough going on to keep you distracted from it. I enjoyed this one, but I enjoyed their imperial IPA a little more.
jhamp9 (752) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear garnet pour with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma is pine, sweet fruit, caramel and grass. Taste is resin, grass, peach, and a bit of caramel. A good deal of bitterness. Dry finish. Good one.
saxo (11212) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, pine, peach, flowers, caramel and malt. Yummy!
Ratman197 (7602) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aroma of carmel, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish.
Terminus (2889) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery Feb 2012-pours copper hue with a small eggshell head. big carmel and resinous hop notes. Flavors follow suit with lots of resin and carmel malt base. pretty well balanced between a big resinious hop assault and a warm carmel/toasted malt base. alcohol is lite but detected here. kind of reminds me of a barleywine lite. Solid and pretty tasty! However, wish the hops were a bit more punchy up front in this one.
GhostFace (300) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber pour. deep amber in color with a nice off white head. earthy aroma with hints of caramel and some weak citrus hops. the taste is more malty than hoppy. sweet caramel with some lightly toasted notes. decent hop finish. the alcohol bite is a lil much.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled 1702, Tucson; February 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a hazy, red amber color and is topped by a pale tan colored head. The aroma smells of crystal malt, lots of pine, and sharper herbal hop citrus character. As the beer warms up more of the citrus / hop fruit character becomes noticeable with ruby red grapefruit zest, definite lychee and bright, almost candied, caramelized orange zest all being quite noticeable.
The beer is nicely bitter up front and is amply hoppy, this is backed by supporting toasted and crystal malt laden flavors that play a supporting role. Lots of candied citrus, big tangelo flavors, ruby red grapefruit, pine, and lots of herbal hop notes play the dominant role in this beer. This is really quite amply hoppy; it has just enough malt character to move the hops along. The malt is somewhat noticeable and contributes flavors of toasty, nutty malt notes, as well as some spicy whole grain touches and a chewy crystal malt character. The body is nice, certainly a touch chewy, but not overly heavy and it keeps a quaffability to it.
This is a nice, easily quaffable, enjoyable, good hop fix (for those who crave that)without too much intruding malt to keep this from being a hop focused beer.
badlizard (5152) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with a fizzy off white head. Earthy citrus caramel and toffee aroma and taste with a good bitter bite. A good hop head brew.