Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Green Man, Asheville. Huge fresh hop nose, grassy, herbal and terrific. Deep golden amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-high carbonation. Big bitter from start to finish. Medium sweet body with tons of hop flavor - grassy and herbal. Bit bitterness! Harsh bitter after, a bit too much but good.
alexsdad06 (3862) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma showed noticeable dry hopping. Floral and fruity with hints of caramel and bready malts. The flavor has a caramel dipped bready malt base with nice grapefruit citrus bitterness. This is moderately resiny, but is very drinkable. The drinkability of this is quite good.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC. Pours a golden amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread, lemon, light catty. Medium body, some resin.
drfabulous (3398) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce from Weinhaus in Asheville. Very nice floral nose. Bitterness and malty body combine. Strong alcohol finish. Very nice.
josefiak (23) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter bomb beauty. Citrus, pine and grassy hop flavor with some zest. As it warms the alcohol comes through a bit but not a problem in my book. Dry finish, the aroma is gorgeous with a bitter bite to it. Enjoyable stuff.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100610 Bomber thanks to TURD. Vanilla wafer malts and loads of C hops followed by a good dose of simcoe, which is nice and oniony like chive flowers. Somewhat mineral on the palate with slight sweetness and bracing bitterness. I do enjoy a lightly malted IIPA. Thanks Sam for the to-go bottle!
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in Pauls room on Thursday night of RBSG ’11. Poured an amber body with big frothy bright white head. Aroma of nice big hops, dirty earth, hint of garlicy hops as well. Soft carboantion and a smooth thinner body sum up the palate on this one. Flavor of dirty citrus, grapefruit meat, citrus rind, bitter orange. I like it.
tastybeer (1492) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a good white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, piney hops, biscuit, caramel. Taste is extremely bitter, not enough malt for this much IBU. Palate is a bit chalky as a result, high bitterness. Still, I found myself digging this, reminded me a bit of 1000 IBU.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. Pour is a gold, tepid liquid with a small, yellow head not really wanting to take form. No retention or lace. Nose up front is sharp lemon and cat urine (not gross but an odd product of Simcoe hops). Nose opens up into lots of apple juice and alcohol. Taste is very bitter like eating a very heavy 85% cacao dark chocolate bar. Bitter raspberry baker’s chocolate and baker’s chocolate squares. Wildly bitter but not too hard to hand. Palate is cocoa powdery. Pretty easy to put down despite the wild IBUs. Not bad.