mjs (4589) - 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 (6584) - 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 (6498) - 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 (11083) - 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 (2498) - 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.
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by someone I cannot remember at the 2010 Summer Solstice. Poured a cloudy yellow amber with an off-white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma had strong pine as well as hay and grass on the nose. Flavor was very hoppy, but I thought the texture helped bring that out. For a beer called 1000 IBU, I would expect more extreme hoppiness and pine.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Daddy? What’s that coming out of Kitty’s ears? .. nice presentation, great foam, cool label .. . smell is of fresh pine, green, and sappy aspirin .. . decent malt showing to go with the bitterness.. . for so many ibu’s, more balanced than you’d think .. . a nice experience but not again for the price.. . Why that’s uh... raspberry jam!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Butters. Pours a cloudy amber with a dissipating off white head. Medium bodied with soft to medium carbonation, and an earthy mouthfeel. Aroma is floral and citrusy. Flavor of pale caramelly malts standing behind a very green, leafy bitterness that leaves resiny feel on the palate. More intense with texture than bitterness, since we all know there is a cap on perceived bitterness.. Interesting experiment, gimmick, or whatever you want to call it.