rxeight (1319) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours. Nice glowing light copper orange. Aroma has lots of hops lemongrass. Taste is hoppy and butter. There is quite a bit of reddish malt in there this rudes the line between the low end of a double IPA a barleywine and a red ale. More caramel malt comes through as it warms a bit. Decent but I’ve come I expect a bit more from this brewer.
fishonmyplane (443) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As far as the description goes - this is a lot closer to a malty double IPA than a hoppy barleywine. I love this style: basically a full-bodied, well-balanced, strong IPA. Plenty of depth with citrus and spruce hops, and some malty sweetness.
gendv138 (1340) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 4/11/13. Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours an amber/ruby brown color with 3 fingers of off-white head, moderate lacing. Aromas of pine, caramel, nutty notes. Tasting notes of caramel, pine, citrus, hoppy bitterness. Warm finish. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours dark golden-orange with a big fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves awesome lacing. Aroma is strong pine, orange, and tropical fruit with some sweet bready/caramel malt. Taste is bitter pine and citrus peel up front, pretty intense. Finishes with tons of caramel and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel that turns oily then sticky. My kinda beer. Love it.
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Early pours from the bottle are burnt mahogany, yet mine from the end is cloudy orange-gold. Strange.
Smells hoppy. Not citric; plenty of earthy quality, minimal bitterness. Smooth, clean, and enjoyable.
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ropey hops and sweet sugary malt. Opaque orange, looks the part for barleywine. Heavy handed, blunt bitterness, semi-sweet, chewable malt content. Certainly feels strong, but not overly heavy bodied. A quality beer for malt and hop lovers alike.
JBPortland (780) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 500ml bottle pours dark semi-clear toasted red with 2 finger head. Nose is fruity sweet malt, grapefruit, and lemony pine. Taste is malt-heavy, sweet caramel, some medicinal fruit and biscuity notes with a balanced grapefrut and piney lemon hop profile. Finish is very bitter with orange peel and pine notes. Good, very malt-heavy if you like that style of IPA.
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice finger of slightly off-white foamy head, deep reddish copper hue. Lots of nice citrusy hoppiness in the aroma, slight wood, pine and a firm but not sweet maltiness as well. Flavor follows quite similarly, nice bright hoppy bitterness, juicy citrus fruits, pine, and a dry lacquer finish. Medium to heftier body with vibrant carbonation.
HeadyDE (505) - Delaware, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour dated 12-20-13..medium caramel like color with some slight haze and particles abound...nose is hop forward with grapefruit taking lead above all else..mouthfeel is fairly medium bodied for the abv and this is not your typical offering..really is a hybrid of a dipa..barleywine and who knows what else..all together an interesting taste with honey..citrus pithiness and herbal tea qualities thrown into the mix..finishes with some bitterness..lacing all the way around and a very fresh..well crafted offering....not typical of any style but it sure is tasty..only gripe is the price point..definitely way too high..do what’s right and how about starting some 4 packs with 12 oz offerings or increase bottle size to justify things..
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fat, juicy lil love puppy from one of my favorite lil breweries. Bottle conditioning experts they are. One fun brew, get it if you can! Suck,m down.Bottle from statelineliquors, YAYAH!