jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy resin and caramel, with a hint of herbal hops, some straciatella yoghurt, strawberries and alcohol. flavour is heavy alcohol and herbal hops, with a huge sweetness, some seafood, petroleum and a heavy-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. A beautiful copper colour, but very little head. Almost none. Big, beautiful, boozy, piney, orangey aroma. Not just hops in the flavour. There are a lot of hops, but there is some malty sweetness as well. The bitterness at the end is really interesting. Itís more like lemon bitterness than hop bitterness. Some booze in there as well. Big body.
Mindwarp (86) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a nice golden color with big white head, looks yummy. Aroma, citrus and pine. Changed somehow to a floral aroma after it sat a few minutes, smells yummy. Taste of hops with some more hops added in a pinch of citrus some piney grass at the end overtaken by bitterness. Oh and more hops. Overall pretty good. Donít know if Iíll see this in these parts again but would drink again.
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just fuckin brutal and in yer face, no finesse at all. Massive all around! Kinda like an ISIS dude loppin yer fuckin head off and filming it for all the world to see! I fuckin love it! One yummy MOFO! Draft/growlered from statelineliquors.
Maxbier (390) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden hazy thin head
Aroma is piney grassy hop oils
Piney bitter from start to finish. Long bitter linger. High alcohol well hidden unless you gulp it.
Lutz2jm (141) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bam this hits you in the face! Very hoppy and delicious. Almost garlic notes with this one. Definitely a sipper!
CelticBrew (851) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from bomber a clear, deep orange hued body with a lasting off-white head with good lace and retention. Aroma is hoppy, light dry hop grassy notes, orange, tangerine, citrus, earthy, dank and resin. The flavour is a huge hop bomb, accented by intensely piney Scottish field grass with some grapefruit before a massive, palate wrecking beautifully bitter finish. The finish is chewy with a lingering hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Unbelievable!!
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Beer 5000! Thank you sweet baby Jesus for this hop loversí delight. "Cat pee on a Christmas tree" came up. So over the top in aroma and flavor, and oh so good. This reminded me of when Ruination was new and the hoppiest thing Iíd had...then (not coincidentally) Hopsickle....then The Younger. This is in that range. If you donít dream of hop flavored everything like I do, this beer is not for you. But hot damn, 10.4% and so drinkable while being one of THE hoppiest beers Iíve ever had. Iím surprised my tooth enamel and esophogus are still intact. Will search for another while itís fresh."
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured fairly bright orange with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of orange and pineapple hoppage over sweet caramel malts.. peppery around the edges of the nose.. I could tell it had some power behind it, but the alcohol was well hidden. The flavor found sweet orange meat, caramel, and biscuity malts at the core, with citrus bitterness and black pepper around.. warming finish with citrus oils and peppery notes. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation.. big and bitter, and it worked.
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha, shared with ck1. Had looked for it last year, so happy to see an area release. Pours amber orange with a white head. Aroma has fruits and pine and citrus, with some toffee. Taste leads with heavy tangy pine and resin. The citrus and strong malt backbone kick in. Medium bodied with a touch of alcohol. This is a really nice one! On a night that included Pliny & Yulesmith, this was not out of its league. 15.3