icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Luke; Thanks! Awesome effervesent aroma of fresh pine needles, grass, and fresh citrus. Pours dark amber with foamy white head. Medium body, resiny, slick mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Tastes like fresh pine tree. More sweet than bitter with citrusy notes as well. More body and sweetness than a typical DIPA, so I can see why this falls into the Strong Ale category. Really excellent beer.
AirForceHops (6301) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Label on bottle stamped bottled on 11-14-13. With batch 02 after the code. Lots of fluffy, foamy head that laced for the entire glass. Really great hop bouquet, Pine, citrus and a grassy note permeates from the glass. Must have dry hopped this with bucket loads of hops! Toasted grain and toffee malts provide a nice base for the assertive hop blast that is used in here. Bready malts give it that nice chewy medium body followed by citrus orange hops upfront then transitioning into a grassy/ resinous pine hop that lingers for a good time after the swallow. Texture is mildly sticky. This brew drinks fantastic for the alcohol level. Can this really be 9.1?!! If you can get a fresh bottle, do so!
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit, citrus, light pine. Taste is citrus, biscuit, nicely balanced. Good stuff.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours a clear, caramel amber with some sticky, off white head. Nose is piney, orange, soap, heavy citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is lightly sweet, sticky pine, bitter orange, grapefruit. Sticky finish.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5723) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy amber and copper coloured body with a tint of ruby, orange, peach and caramel, all with a three centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of bright caramel and earthy hops with a lot of alcohol in place, some pungent sweet notes and a good kick of fruit and herbs. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour from resin, pineapple, pine and herbs with a good malt backbone, some assertive sweetness and fruity notes and finishing with a smooth sweet and slightly earthy flavour. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with the hops front and centre, some more piney and earthy notes as the flavour goes on and ending with a solid malt flavour and a good sweetness. Overall, a nice and complex american strong bordering on the edge of an Imperial IPA. Worth trying if you can find it, perhaps not worth the money, but compared to some others, this is fine. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 24-February-2013 for US$7.82 sampled at home in Washington on 11-June-2013.
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of floral hops, toast, caramel, and some pine. Tastes of caramel, floral, and citrus.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great creamy hoppy beer. Their signature style turned up a notch. Very lacy. DIPA strength, drunk exactly 90 days after bottling, bottle from Capone’s.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle-tight lt tan head with trailing lace-hazy amber. A-resin/citrus zest some lt/med malt. T-sweet citrus,…,med malt-caramel.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottled Feb 1st and good within 90 days. So not very fresh unfortunately, but within the dates mentioned. Grrr. Pours full haze, murky red. Massive off white, rocky foam. Big lacing. Sweeter red strawberry candy nose. Mild orange pancake syrup. Taste is nutty, orange and red sticky syrup. Palate surprisingly not astringent or nutty.