TheJestersBeer (2116) - - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber, with an off-white head.
Hoppy, resiny, slightly oxidized aroma, spruce, caramel, orange peel, earth, grass, apricot.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, grass, caramel, apricot, spruce, passion fruit, earth, orange peel.
Slightly robust, quite rich and enjoyable even so. (2013-01-23)
Hopmaestro (110) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma invades your nostrils with spicy pine notes and heavy malt. The flavor is wet and grassy, touches of dried apricots and sweet ripe oranges. Napa Smith has a really heavy, sweet malt profile on all their beers (that I´ve tried) and that’s not a good thing, but here in this badass it works perfect. It is almost chewy and a bit oily.
FestDecBeet (174) - - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a dark copper. Off white head. Slight haze.
Smell: very vegetal. Sweet. Caramel. Hops. Citrus fruit.
Taste: no citrus. Similar to a Lagunitas ale. Caramel. Slight bitterness. Somewhat balanced for an ipa. Nice malts
Feel: minimal dryness. Leaves a thin film on the mouth like an ipa.
Overall: good beer. Not overly hoppy. Feels like an IPA. But more malt than expected.
First drank: home 10/12/14
tnkw01 (1160) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden color, with a nice head. Aroma and taste is just way too hoppy. Malt is needed in beer too.
Fatehunter (1291) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is bold pine and grapefruit with a little pineapple and mango in the background.
The taste is big and bold with pine, lemon and grapefruit bitterness exploding though balanced out with some dose of malt.
The texture is smooth.
dmac (4093) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Epcot. Poured a deep chunky amber body under a large frothy light tan head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark corn syrup, sweet orange fruit, dark sugar, and vanilla candies. Flavor of vanilla candy, molasses, sweet sugary citrus meat, grapefruit rind, dark sugars. Big body, chewy, cloying, average carbonation. Meh seems more like a barley wine
egiron88 (1) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good overall, really short after tase in your palate, nice color and head
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Not sure of the age on this one...in hindsight, I’m guessing somewhere in the not so fresh range. Ample bitterness, but lacking any floral or citrus quality in the aroma, just some back of the mouth tropical fruitiness and a ton o bitters. Malt heavy in a way that suggests age. Not a fan for the coin."
JanVah (152) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På flaska @ Queens Head. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar tallbarr. Mjuk söt smak som rundas av med en härlig beska.
firstsip (466) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Murky dark golden-brown. Good head on pour. Very piney nose. Lots of grapefruit, some syrupy sweetness, pine-bitterness.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very strong beer. Tons and tons of hops. But it’s not all bittering hops, just mostly. This actually seems happier to me than a stone ruination.