JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden pour. The nose is a little bit sweet with lots of orange peel and some other light fruity character. A fresh pale malt flavour through the middle with a kiss of booziness. Lingering bitterness, but it comes across as a bit medicinal.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark orange red with thin lasting off white head, pretty hazy. Aroma brought notes of big juicy citrus with orange, grapefruit, some lemon, hints of pine, grass, slight caramel, touch of dank in there as well, nice smelling. Taste is a mix of sweet orange marmalade, grapefruit, lemon, nice orange peel as well, some spice, grass in there goes into some nice caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, a bit more hops. Tasty, nothing crazy, but well executed. A little syrupy on the mouthfeel but not bad.
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, orange amber pour with thin but lasting white head, aroma has notes of aged earth, caramel, hints of sweet candied orange, pineapple, resinous pine, slight grapefruit notes as well. Taste is orange peel grapefruit, big pineapple, slight mango, hints of aged hops with some caramel, toffee, biscuit, hints of pine and resinous notes, finishing fairly bitter with some sweet notes. At this point more of a barleywine, but wish I could have had it fresh it tastes like it was very good.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and extremely hoppy with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. gold color. pale malt toastiness buried by bright american high-acid citrus and pine hops. medium-thick body, decent malt structure, bright and snappy across the back. a bit too chewy / syrupy but otherwise clean and drinkable.
marcus (9017) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear golden with a rich off-white head and a sweet piney aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor, fairly sweet with a smooth transition to hoppy bitterness.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2016 09/08/2016. A clear golden orange coloured pour, . Aroma is tangy orange citrus tangerine, little solvent alcohol zesty. Flavour is composed lovely rich sticky citrus and resinous hop, pine, tangerine, peach. Palate is medium sweet, resinous sticky hop, Good cask condition lovely.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (from notes). Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is big citrus hops that remind me of mandarin oranges. The flavor has the big citrus component as well with enough sweeter caramel malt to add balance. Very drinkable, more like an IPA than a double. Overall, pretty nice.
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - fuzzy dark golden coloured pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is tropical fruity, some medium light caramel malts, and toffee, prominent hoppy, pine needles on the palate, solid bitter finish. Beautiful.
onceblind (7086) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours out a darkish golden, near copper hue with a small rocky head. The aroma can be picked out inches away--candied grapefruit, pine resin, caramel, with a touch of cantaloupe tropicalness. Big full flavor with much hoppy bitterness, pine notes, a little leafy resin, grassy earthiness, with not as much of a tropical sweetness or malty caramel backbone as the aroma would have me believe. Made for pine-hungry hop heads, not for me.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010, light golden pour (3-), hop dominated, little to no malt presence (as pointed out in the description). sharp resiny weedy hops. some what astringent. throat burner. OK