Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Attaque massive des conifères, extrêmement résineux et fruité en arôme. C’est une des entrées les plus excitantes possible pour une IPA. Oskar blues semble avoir pondu un autre classique. En bouche c’est les oranges, mangues, agrumes, pins dans un corps collant et sucré. L’amertume est percutante et est à la hauteur de l’immensité des saveurs.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned, orange amber with no head, garlicky, bitter with nice balance of malts, finish is smooth bitter also
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden orangish/amber. Little head. Aromas of malt, citrus, hops and hops and hops, pine and a touch of alcohol. Initial taste is sweet, malty with a nice hoppy finish. Slightly spicy hops finish it out. Has a nice fruity backbone along with the piney, citrusy bitterness. Definitely not a one dimensional beer and surprising solid coming from a can. These guys definitely know how to make a tasty brew.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma- big malts, hops, floral aromas, herbs
Appearance- brownish-red, intense lacing, nice head
Taste- just a hop implosion, crazy malts, not much else
Palate- medium-body, viscous mouthfeel
Overall- Probably the hoppiest/maltiest brew that I’ve ever had. Very one dimensional and almost sickening after the first 6 ounces to be honest.
CampesinoTino (762) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a clear copper and orange color with a half-inch or so of off-white foam. Lots of sweet and dank cannabis, pineapple, grapefruit and hops resin fragrances in the aroma. The flavor begins with an onslaught of vegetal, resiny hops bitterness and citrus rind along with some tropical fruit, lemon and pine. Also a very subtle caramel malt presence in the background. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with adequate carbonation and a wickedly bitter and boozy palate scorching finish. Excessively hoppy and over the top in a good way.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn...this is a great beer! Aroma crossed the eyes with bitter grapefruit, orange peel, evergreen, and ganja. Dark copper/24 karat pour that creates a 1/2 inch tightly packed ivory head. Like chewing on a hop cone...leafy, green, bright citrus, and marijuana. Light honey/caramel backbone. Amazingly sticky mouthfeel...this one sticks around with you.
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Murky haze but nearly clear. Dusty dark orange color. Small head that quickly settled to a thin creamy film with excellent lacing.
Heavy hops aroma of citrus and pine. Mix of tangerine and grapefruit.
Bitter, hoppy flavor of grapefruit, orange, pine and resin. Some malt flavor creeps through when the tart hops give it a chance.
Medium full creamy mouthfeel with significant carbonation.
Nothing subtle about this hop bomb. Not for everyone or everyday, but I'm loving it today.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Can.
Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of tomato-cream sauce, plastic bags, electrical fire, dried mango, vegetables (squash and cabbage).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
I’m stunned. Stunned, I tell you. There are some seriously oddball aromas in this thing. The creamy tomato sauce is most prominent, but I’m honestly not making up the other stuff. Really bizarro land. Quite dirty aftertaste as well, which isn’t really a surprise based on the aroma. Looks nice, though, and has a good mouthfeel. I’m not a hophead, but I usually understand why folks like hop bombs. This is a completely different animal. Maybe a fluke can, or maybe I’m just overly sensitive to some of these off notes (I know I am hypersensitive to ammonia, for one). Either way, this was truly unpleasant.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Rackhouse. Pours a cloudy bright orange with small white fluffy head. Very dank hop nose full of citrus, cannabis. Big hop taste as well, lots of floral/citrus flavor, a little one dimensional but still tasty. Big bitter finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a clear, rusty amber color with a moderately full, white, pillowy, creamy head which settles to a creamy layer and leaves lots of drippy lace. The nose is nice with definite Columbus notes; earthy, resinous, some pine, some raw hops, light tangerine. The flavor is similar with a high, earthy, raw bitterness; other notes of tangerine, pine, lots of resins, and faint dry herbal. The palate is medium, lively, slightly drying, and oily. The finish is still bitter with resin and pine, slightly juicy with tangerine, and a dryness from some herbal and earth. A bit too much raw/green hops to appreciate the other hop complexities. The bitterness was nice and helped to make the beer more approachable. A nice well-built IPA with just minor flaws that keep it from being great.