BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden tangerine pour with a 1-inch ivory head that left an intricate web of lacing inside the glass. Nose shows citrus rind, pine resin, and spice. Flavor is a bit fruity with apricot, pear, and grapefruit along with a caramel/honey ending. A bit of lemongrass as well. Sweeter than I would have liked...definitely not a hop bomb. Meh.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle from AJ’s). Pours cloudy orange-xopper color with massive off-white head. Thick lacing. Aroma of sweaty, dank hops, resin and alcohol. Taste is bitter with some semi-sweetness from the malts. Spicy and peppery. Thin-to-medium bodied with a somewhat watery texture. Bitter finish. I liked this better than what I would have thought from the nose. Good, but expensive!
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
head: thick, off whote, creamy
colour: dark , hazy milky caramel/orange
smell: clearly a huge amount of hops that divide themselfs into some other smells like, sourness , bitterness , fresh mown grass , a peachy and lychee sent , also some sweetness
taste: malts and somekeyness in the start , then comes in a creamy texured note of bitterness followed up by a fair amount of hops , grass , grapefruit , some light vanilla notes hit in too , then when u wait a few seconds the dryness in the mouth takes a higher level and becomes a stingy quite bitter aftertaste , earthy too , a very lovely beer , but i expected it to be more hopy ...
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ beer temple - dark brown, orange and murky body. Dissapointing aroma that, whilst being nice fruity and flowery is too conceiled - taste is great though, well balanced between fruits and bitterness. Great aftertaste
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour burnt apricot with a tall lingering head. Smells snappy and gritty. Full nectar with creamy effers. This is a very hop forward brew that is not sweet at all, despite is hefty malt bill. Amazing how the hop blades cut through the blubber likes it nobodies business. Leaves an aspirin burn on my mouth flesh. A mouthful of goodness.
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/10 i färgen. Luktar väldigt friskt som dom flesta ipa’s. Fruktig när den kommer in i munnen för att sen blomma ut i en otrolig besk/bitterhet. Klart besk/bitter eftersmak. Spännande men inget ja skulle dricka mycket av.
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle From Louisville Beer Store First couple of sips I was not impressed at all. A couple more and this beer just exploded in my mouth and was soon gone. Wish I would of picked up a couple more. Very hoppy and bitter. I loved it.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnt much enjoy this beer actually. I thought the hops were very heavy and it was acidic. Usually i like these style but not this beer. Shame...maybe i got a bad batch.
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour is dark brown/orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma is cheesy hops, citrus, nuts, bread. Flavor is earthy/cheesy hops, caramel, nuts, biscuit. Finish is medium with lots of bitterness. A bit past its prime but I enjoyed it.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a very hazy, dirty brown to dark orange. A thin, yellow, rocky head sticks around for a little bit. Looks like a DIPA with a problem or a brown ale. The aroma is past their prime cheesy hops, heavy strawberry cheesecake. Taste is lightly tart, heavy rye, rustic malt. Full-bodied, spicy, earthy, nutty bitter. Very similar to Swamp Head Big Nose IPA. Both are IPAs way off for SRM and much too nutty and rye, earthy. This could easily be an India Brown Ale, or just a hoppy rye ale.