j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange with a thin beige head. Citrus and malt, faint alcohol. Nice juicy malt and hops, earthy. Long bitter grapefruit and quinine on the finish. Well balanced.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A problematic aggressive amber IPA. Bad bottle?
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La BiŤre 2012
The look: Clear dark amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is resinous fruity hops, a bit of diacetyl and light fusel notes. Taste is salad croutons covered with honey and caramel, harsh alcohol, resinous bitterness crashing with some acidity, strange notes of parmesan. Assertive razor-sharp bitterness joined by an alcohol bite. Plastic notes in the after-taste. Not sure what happened here but Iím certain the bottle wasnít the intended result. Seems to be a pretty popular beer and it is getting good ratings, I donít get it, not sure what the deal is with that beer, maybe $11.99 for a six-pack.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange amber body with an off white head. Fresh hop tones with grapefruit, pine, with a hoppy bitter citrus and pine. A modest bread y fruit character amongst the etoh warming. A big dipa good brew.
sebletitje (5416) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of kiefdog.
Pours copper, beige head.
Aroma is malty, caramel with notes fo hops.
Flavor, hoppy, malty, caramel and boozy with hints of spices in the finish that add a nice dimension to the full hop mouthfeel..
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is a mixture of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, and some toffee. Golden amber, nice head, some lace. Fruity upfront. Some apricot, sweeter oranges. Caramel, citrus hops round it out. Some lingering citrus hops in the finish. Good carbonation, solid drinkability.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 MiBGF: Coppery hue with a excellent head and lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malt, floral and grassy hops, apple and peppery phenolic esters. The taste start with bitter snap and acidity supported by lots of sweet malts for balance. Hop spice and slightly boozy finish. The mouth feel is oily and sticky, warming with a sharp kick around the edges. This was really nice and the best beer I had on Day 1.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Binnyís Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois: This poured an orange/amber body with a medium-sized head. The aroma had pungent pine, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, and a whiff or two of toffee beneath those hop scents. The flavor has a caramel/toffee sweetness on the bottom, but is totally dominated by the hop tastes and bitterness. Nicely lop-sided, this has a dry and prolonged bitter finish. Nice.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 9/25/2010. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, grapefruity and piney. Medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity, caramel and bready. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Good carbonation. I think this bottle has a little age on it, so it is starting to morph into a barley wine. Nicely balanced. Decent carbonation. Not much alcohol presence for a 9.4% ABV. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ozíer ... A nice bright orange-red beer with a sticky top. The aroma is bright and citrusy and thick, but this drinks with a surprising mellowness, while still delivering a big hop component over a solid malt base. Delicious! (#3579, 7/10/2009)
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught during New Hollandís special tapping ƒ:30) at Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy orange amber colored brew with a nice off-white head that leaves behind some great lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine zest, just barely any caramel malt and some grassy hops. Taste is full bodied, flavors of citrus, grapefruit and sweet apricots with a touch of caramel malt. Finish has a strong alcohol presence with more lingering grapefruit and hop character. Itís a hop bomb overall with some fruit profile.