sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tall Boy can from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a deep, amber color with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, onion, garlic. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, onion, nice malt backbone, and a nice bitter hop finish. Seems very much like a blend of Dale’s and Gubna. Good, but not great for me.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very piny resinous hops on the nose! Very hop forward, piney resinous hops, very dank, finishes a little sweet though, but the hop flavor upfront is nice.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber pour, off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of pine, citrus, dank, earth. Taste is very bitter, pine/resin/citrus hops, caramel malt. Palate is oily, average carbonation, light warmth. Pretty similar to Dale’s pale.
beerbastard (771) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Tall boy can, how ’bout that. Heavy almost oily like pine nose. This is big. Complex mix of candy malts with heavy resinous hop flavors of grapefruits. Peppery burn with dry finish. This is good! Will buy more.
mansquito (4053) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whole Foods, P st, DC 4-pack ($14): Ok, aside of the fact that this four pack of pounders was rather ridiculously overpriced, this is a good beer. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Heady Topper. The pours is quite nice: large white head with a nice copper body. Aroma is very floral, but there is also some fruitiness, and not too much malt. Taste actually has a malt backbone appear, which gives this beer a nice mild sweetness. There is a good amount of bitterness in here, but this is not so brutal as to impede drinking. Excellent for sure.
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange pour. Big rocky head with tons of lacing. Massive crown. Looks quite nice in the glass. Since it was mentioned to me, all I can smell is onion. Sweet candy malt mixing with hop resin and stone fruit. Does have that sharp onion character, accentuated by te bitterness, but is more than just that. Peach, orange, apricot, strawberry, grapefruit, watermelon. Has some of that same soapy character I like in Dales Pale. It gives the beer real texture and dimension. Bitterness is serious, but really grows out of the finish. Up front is nothing but sweetness and hop flavor. Pretty stern malt backbone, but with even bigger hops on top of it. Not a west coast IPA, really it’s own thing. Really good, though.
bigguns22 (727) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dales on roids. Aroma is dry, sweet, hoppy and floral ! Buttery and thick on the palate . A must try beer for all hop lovers. Pour is cloudy and amber in color with a medium fingering head. Flavor is bould ,floral and dry.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Premier. Super clear light amber body, white head. Nose is big dank, minty, juicy hops. Pine and overripe mango. Flavor is that overripe fruit, dank & mint with a solid malt/caramel backbone. Some nice mingling of sweetness & bitterness for a minute but then bitterness becomes a bit too dominant for me. Nice lingering pineyness.
russ78mta (8) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color with a med bone head. Citrus hop aroma of grapefruit and apricot. Verry hoppy with better balance. Crisp finish with little aftertaste
gsmitty80 (1978) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much better than the regular PA and alot less sticky than some of their other heavy hopped beers, this was enjoyable and complex. Would love to find it in a can as well.