joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Plovmand.
Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of caramel.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of citrus.
Dry hoppy finish.
fiulijn (19383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy reddish amber color, small head. Full bodied, rather sweet, with strong candyish caramel flavor, strong bitterness, some orange taste.
Finally, not a bad beer, but it tastes like an aged/old beer.
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy orange-gold with a creamy cap. Ripe citrus fruits dominate, with some dank hop punch, bread, mild caramel. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, resinous, with pale bread sugars, ripe orange, slight brown sugar. OK, just a bit heavy handed.
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to Craig for this one, 21/02/15.
Rich amber with a big old beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, caramel, grapefruit, light spice.
Taste comprises pine, apricot, mango, sweet licks, caramel malt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish close.
Decent number, drinks a little like a barley wine, hops subdued but still a good sipper.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a glowing orange color with a really nice white head and some spots of lacing.
S: A strong hop presence, though certainly on the way out. A nice resinous pine note along with nice citrus aromas. As the hops have begun to die out, there is quite a bit of caramel malt.
T: While the hop aromas are certainly dying down, the flavors are still nice. And although I’m not the biggest fan of sweeter/maltier IPAs, this one still has quite a bit of pine and bitterness to it.
M: The body is medium, but almost chewy. A moderate carbonation to go along with it.
D: I wish I could have tried this beer super-fresh, but alas that is not exactly possible. Still quite good, all things considered, and perhaps another batch is in the future.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice hoppy, cheese, malty sweetness, recidual sugar, light berries, high bitterness, rather sweet. Not totaly fresh !!!
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of hoppy citrus, grapefruit and caramel malt. Medium body.
mcberko (14680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque amber orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite dry, with big resinous hops, citrus fruits (especially grapefruit), and dry bready caramel malt. Flavour brings out big grapefruit notes upfront, along with oranges and some lemon, with resinous hops, and moderately sweet caramel malt. Big n bold, with a high amount of malty sweetness and sugary quality on the finish. Well-balanced even if sweet, but though just shy of being a really elegant triple IPA. Good stuff, but not completely on the mark.
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very, very hazy copper with a slight off-beige head. Aromas of barley wine with lots of resin/citrus - quite sweet. Full bodied or nearly. It begins with a burn on tongue tip. Think it’s hop, cause the heat is pretty much lost in one of the hoppiest things I’ve been aware of. Flavors go pretty citrus, seemingly including rind. How do we know this isn’t an overly hopped barley wine? Does it matter? Damn, but this is strong, bitter and hoppy. Finishing so hoppy it seems dry, though with all the malt it maybe shouldn’t be called dry. Wow.
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at local BA gathering. Poured hazy orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy resin, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.