Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger; canned, 9.7%- hazy dark orange-blond beer under a persistent beige foam; solid hoppy aroma with notes of spices, caramel and melon; thick and creamy palate, very bitter, long spicy and almondy hoppy finish; flowers and caramel, very aromatic
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours amber gold with a big lacy head that lingers and caoats the glass. Aromas are grass, floral and lemony citrus. Sweet caramel malts upfront, a touch buttery. Followed by grassy, citrusy hops that linger through the finish.
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to a trade. Pours a clear amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with some light grass with a bit of earthy light pine. Flavor has lots of sweet grains with some light fruit, sweet citrus and a good amount of grass.
mcox90 (1462) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz. can purchased at Tullys. Pours a stunning red/orange with a one finger beige head. Good lace. Beautiful beer. Aroma is packed with tropical fruit, caramel and bread dough. Sweet flavor profile, very malt forward. Hops are to the tropical fruit side with just a hint of bitterness. Getting some buttered biscuit with marmalade. Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Wow, this was a great beer. Wish I lived closer to Maine because it would be a regular in my house.
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours clear deep amber with a large creamy cream colored head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is butterscotch, caramel, pine, citrus. Flavor is quite sweet, medium bitter and somewhat buttery. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting take for sure.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with large foamy head.
Smells of citruc, pine and resinous hops.
Tastes sweet with carmel, citrus, pine and toffee notes then bitters. Very balanced.
medium body light carbonation.
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz canned 11/26 pours dark orange-red with big 2 finger head. Nose is sweet citrus, tropical fruit notes, and dank earthy orange. Taste is very malt heavy, sweet with bitter orange zest and some lemon. Finish is a sweet malty grain with bitter lemon and citrus. I don’t know if something was different with this batch, it’s a reasonaby fresh can, but the malt seemed to heavily outweigh the hops, it seemed unbalanced and brought down the experience for me. I seem to remember liking this a lot more the first time I tried it. As-is, just ok.
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. pours clear golden orange with a small whtie cap, some retention and lacing. piney, citrusy, buttery, plain sweet malts, toasted caramel - cloying, pine needles, big grassy and herbal notes, candi sugar, bit of soap. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - heavy stuff, piney and sweet finish. blah. hoppy barleywine. DP.
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good IIPA. Billed as an ’Imperial Pale Ale’ at the brewery (not that this matters really), but I did think that name worked better. This is not as bitter as your normal IIPA, and acts more like an amped up pale ale. Good beer, 10% not very evident.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz can thanks to jjfoodie) clear, medium orange, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of floor cleaning chemicals, pine, pine sol,cooked onion, weird and meaty. Taste of heavy sweet candied citrus, grapefruit, light onion, way too bitter and too sweet at the sametime.