anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a pale amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty very hoppy bitter piney finish.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor, Vancouver
No dating on the bottle. The cap is waxed, not difficult to remove, but I would gladly save 1$ and do without wax. It has a beautiful hazy golden color with medium sized head. The aroma is rich with undeniable hop quality, very piney, a bit citrusy and skunky, a hint of cedar wood. Lean body, moderately sweet, hence highly drinkable, also because the alcohol is just a warning feeling; perfect malt canvas, lightly biscuity, and then the hopping appears with piney resins and sweet orange peel, moderately fruity too. Long pleasant final.
Excellent beer, but too expensive.
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Judges Bench. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma of huge pine and citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Lots of flavor here, but lots of alcohol too.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange color with a white head. Some swee malt and hop aroma. A bit of orange, some mango, and a fair amount of peach. Caramel, some floral notes, and a light pine. The flavor is quite sweet, too. Peach, caramel, mango, and orange. A light tangerine note, some pine, and a good floral flavor. A bit sweet, but still enjoyable.
bhensonb (12459) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Rubicon for Sacramento Beer Week. Pours clear copper with a white head. Resin aroma. Med body. Flavor is bitter resin. And earthy. And maybe citrus. It’s somewhat evergreen (besides resin) but more earthy. Really bitter and hoppy. Nice in the mouth.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine and light skunk bud with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Naja’s. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit and cookie malt, fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, underlying malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Bottle @ ZZT XI. Dark orange color, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, hops, sticky hops, heavy resin and pine. Taste malts, hops, heavy resin and pine, sticky texture, bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. I love this, huge hoppy, sticky heavy resin and pine.
Sammy (9552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely drinking hop "wine", Very drinkable but a big abv beer. Full mouthfeel. Nice aroma as well.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours a dark orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head and small patches of lacing. Floral hops and citrus in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, grainy malt and pine. The finish is chewy with a lingering hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Good overall.