wedgie9 (1744) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours clear but dark amber with an average white head that leaves uneven lace. The nose is maple, molasses, dark caramel malt, and some resin and bitter hops. On the negative side, there is a pretty strong alcohol aroma as well. The flavor is burnt brown sugar with maple, caramel malt, and a nice bit of hops bitterness. The alcohol is actually very well masked on the palate compared to how strong the smell was. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and burnt brown sugar finish.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Not really a DIPA but a nice American Strong Ale. Lots of caramel and spicier malt notes. Hops are pine resin with a little bit of grapefruit pith. Body was a little thin for the relatively sharp flavors but that was probably emphasized by coming from a growler that had to make a cross-country trek.
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and sharp malty aroma with hops describes this brew. The. Color is amber dark cherry with a nice lacey head on top. The flavor is potent and tastes very hoppy, malty, and boozy. It is medium bodied and not too smooth until the temperature goes up.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, NY: Deep amber brown pour, no head and no aroma to be found. All is well in the taste - a sharp and spicy, very hoppy, toffee, boozy lovefest! Even found a bit of a cherry note, nice! Sheís a hop bomb and I love her face.
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a 22 oz bottle. color is bright amber. nose up front is malty with a touch of hops. Also noticeable scents of caramel and various sugars. The taste follows with a strong malty taste followed by a hop twist. Decent with the alcohol. very good.
williamherbert (1199) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange color. Thick, fluffy head. Hazzy but pretty spartan. Nice thick lace.
Heavy grapefruity hop smell. Bitter and so inviting. Very bitter smell.
Seriously bitter, hoppy grapefruit flavor. Sweetly bitter aftertaste. Very delicious. English yeast adds the perfect depth and a bready base. Yeast/hop balance works; very little malt presence.
Really sits on the tongue. Semi-thick feel, but not chewy or chunky. A tiny bit fizzy.
Great drink. Hoppy but surprisingly smooth; bitter but kind of sweet. Gotta love this Wench.
jtclockwork (6938) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour. Citrus apple nose. Taste has some initial bitterness and then a very dry finish.
reapermedic (26) - USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful color, medium carbonation, head is a bit thin, but not a problem for me. smells very nice, a hint of fruit on the nose, mouth feel is crisp, even refreshing. All together a very passable beer, however at $6.00 for the 22oz, there are better beers for the money. I did enjoy!
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle shared at Parish Cafe in Boston. Pours a cloudy red-amber with a finger-thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, pine resin, hops, earthy notes, and dried fruits. Flavor of caramel malts, resinous hops, dried fruits, earth, and honey. Bitter and sweet. Not the hop bomb I was expecting because itís got so much caramel sweetness and maltiness to it. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and average carbonation. I canít get over the label; I guess itís a hot redhead trying to be sexy, but sheís making a face that says, "Iím having lewd things done to me and getting paid for it." It also has the quality of an image from the old Wolfenstein.
probstblueribbon (2708) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Central New York Brewfest, Syracuse NY. 06FE10.
App.: Clear copper with an off-white, yellow-greenish head.
Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, pine and earthy hops, chocolate, wood, caramel, brown sugar, toffee.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of pine hops, some grapefruit, still estery, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, fruity; lightly sweet with nice bitterness and an estery finish.
Thatíll do, wench. Thatíll do.