HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can served in a shaker pint. Poured a slightly hazy gold with less than a finger of white head. Piney hops in the aroma also a bit of a vegetal smell. More piney hops in the flavor with some malt sweetness. Medium bodied. Some onion flavors come through which are attributed to the hops. Drying finish. Pretty easy drinking at 10% but I wouldn’t want a bunch of these.
The first time I tried a sample of this, the onion was overwhelming. I enjoyed the full serving much more, but I can see how people would be put off by the flavor.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont Circle, March 2010. Pours a transparent amber with a thin white head. Aroma has lots of super sticky, sweet citrus and some alcohol. Taste is citrusy and hoppy, but the citrus is too sweet and somewhat medicinial. Finish is bitter, but not enough to wash away the sugar.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A amber body with a white head that seemed to have good retention. Aroma had heavy pine notes mixed with citrus and alcohol. Flavor had a good hop bite to it, balanced out with nice caramel malt notes and some warming alcohol. Finish was crisp.
swoopjones (6709) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Coles, Buffalo NY. Lighter Orange gold pour. Pungent aroma of booze, grapefruit, citrus, resiny & sticky hops. Boozy, high octane taste upfront, with sharp, somewhat harsh hop burn (a good thing). strong alcohol finish that tends to linger. Good IIPA perhaps to tad too agressive
Beerman6686 (5090) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was lots of piney resinous hops. Flavor was very sweet in the forefront, followed by a huge piney hop presence, but then unfortunately followed up by a strange onion and garlic taste that everyone is talking about. Just hard to get through a whole glass.
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Resinous piney hoppy aroma with some earthy notes. The flavor is piney and earthy with some malty sweetness. A bit over the top, good but not great.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Oskar Blues, Lyons. Slightly hazy golden/amber with a creamy head. Huge hop aroma of pine citrus and lots of floral notes with some malty scents. The bitterness hits you right away and lingers throughout but the sweetness from the malt keeps the bitterness from being too abrasive. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Light alcohol taste. This one is good but a palate wrecker and it would be hard to drink more than one.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. A large off white head on a clear orange body. Aroma is mostly pine, some mango fruitiness, a bit of mild onion in there as well. Taste is sweet and bitter with the bitterness winning out. Flavor is pine, some grapefruit pith, nondescript sweetness. Bitterness is a little harsh at times. Medium body and mild carbonation. Alcohol is very well concealed. Finishes clean and bitter. Okay but I’m glad it was a single can purchase.
TheJester (2063) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 mL can. Huge pine, lemon, alcohol and brown sugar in the aroma. Very distinctive. The pine is crazy big. The flavour has lots of stuff going on, ever evolving as it warms. It goes from all pine, alcohol and bittersweet citrus, to toasted caramel and grapefruit, to peach and grapefruit. Lingering, bitter finish. Medium-full body, and medium-low carbonation. Very distinctive brew.
chrisv10 (12015) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark amber/orange with medium size off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and hops.