Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent gold body with a white crown. Sticky, heavy sweetness, some grass and citrus rind notes. Enjoyed.
jkwood04 (4327) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in an English pint at the Back Door lounge. Poured dark amber with very little head. For the style, this beer lacked the huge hop aroma one would expect. The flavor was not as hoppy as one would think either. I think the keg was really old or something, so I need to try this beer again.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Indiana winterfest - The aroma is full of citrus hops and earthy accents. The flavor is well hopped too, but also seems almost sugary. It’s sweet for a DIPA. That works alright though and the complex hop characteristics come through well.
wxman (1505) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a clear bright amber with a robust off white head. Aroma is pine cones. Taste is asweet malt, brown sugar and pine/grapefruit. Also pretty damn hoppy with noticable alcohol.
NachlamSie (2859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rich O’s. Pours red with a small head. Not much aroma considering the style. Berries, brown sugar and a mild wooden bitterness are noted. The palate is a little sticky. My first impression of the flavor is how sweet it is. It’s downright sticky like glazed cake. Hops are not all that defined. Some wood, berries, dessert sweetness make up the flavor. This is like a well hopped English styled barleywine.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at shallos. A orangeish golden pour - taste of floral, citrus, caramel, . Has a clean bitter finish . A real great ipa will drink again
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice growler brought up from Indian. golden amber hue, lotsa foam although poured rather vigorisly nice lacing. nose has lotsa pine and some citrus fruit, with some caremel malt sweetness as well. flavor is a hops tap dance not overdone very balanced and interesting like an english IPA but with more kick
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Brugge Brasserie. This brew is a clear dark amber color with a thin and rocky off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and citrus along with a touch of honey. Rich body with a strong hops character that has floral and citrus notes. Balancing sweet malt and honey in the background. The finish is moderately bitter hops with an herbal and malt finish. Solid all around.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the crowning achievement of the new albanian brewing company! lots of hops, lots of aroma, lots of flavor, and sooooo drinkable. one of my all-time favorites!
AndyReynolds (977) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, a hop varity dancing on my palate. It almost has the quality of an english ipa, but that cascade jumps up and bites you. Very unique. Worth trying, not my favorite but still very good.