BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a murky brown body and a large khaki head. Good lace. Aroma of orange, grass, caramel, lots of hop volatiles. Some brown sugar. Taste is dry, grassy, bitter, some caramelized notes. Not really getting anything close to "1000 IBU" bitterness wise, or even with hop aroma/flavor. Some pine, nettles, light vegital qualities. Medium bubbles. A somewhat sweet finish.
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
aaaahhhhh, shoot; I think I mighta got a bottle that just ain’t up to snuff. Poured with a nice thick, foamy, frothy medium sized light tan head and some lace. Color is and yellowish brown with LOTS of tan chunks of sediment floating in suspension. Aroma is funky, leather, yeast, hops, butterscotch, caramel, malt, sweat. Flavor is pretty much like nose. Body is kind of heavy and well carbonated. Odd barnyard flavors in the finish that aren’t that pleasing. Sure looks kinda crazy, like it’s got a disease with spots. And what with the smell and taste... I’d like to try another.
RasmusOtt (962) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown with a beige/white head. Smell is grassy and earthy hops, a bit alcohol and some caramel malts as it warms. The taste is grassy hops, grapefruit, caramel malts and a bit alcohol at the end. There is a dry and sharp mouthfeel to this aswell, along with a big and solid body. A heavy pale ale. YES!
mjs (4274) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle from Systembolaget) Poured brown and cloudy. Head was medium sized and it was shaded with brown. Arom contained lot of hops and some caramell and malts. Palate was dry and full bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, bitterness, mustiness and mildly sweetness. Aftertaste was bitter and malty.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #358. Tasted 6/24/10. 12.7oz bottle. Hazy with an amber hue. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit and random other citrus fruits with piney and grassy notes. A very deep hoppy nose! Full bodied and hop dominant. Rather hot in the burn department as well. Grassy and green hops. Modest effervescence. Decently blended with a big citrus bitterness. A ton of grapefruit flavor. Overt and big.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Pours a hazy, ruddy amber with a large beige head...aroma is pretty straightforward, caramel and pitchy hop resin...flavour is sweet caramel malt, pitchy pine, crystal malt...plenty of bitteness but not much direction...
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep murky brown with a huge creamy tanned beige head. Lots of deep caramel, some light citrus hops. Medium bodied, lots more caramel, a slight bit of oxidization, and a whole lot of big bitterness. More big grapefruit and quinine bitterness and a slow growing warming alcohol on the finish with some more caramel. Not what I was expecting at all, but tasty either way.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish copper with a rich apricot head and a toffee and pine aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt flavor with serious hop bitterness. A nice brew.
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters-bottle-pours a tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is resin/citrus, secondary medium malt. Taste is resin/citrus/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy dark brownish amber with a large head. Aroma is shampoo, hops and some liquorice. Thick mouth feel. Flavour resin, pine and some toffee. As expected this is really bitter, but in a pleasant way.