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 (7021) - 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 (6244) - 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 (8011) - La Mesa, California, 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 (2503) - Cavan Monaghan, 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 (15170) - 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.
Beer5000 (5862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can.. Clear, dark orange body with a decent off-white head. Aroma is strong and quite unusually, dominated by pine and sweet malt, also some grapefruit, flowers and onion. Flavor is sweet, quite bitter and the same strange fruit flavor with pine, onion, citrus and liver paste. Interesting, unusually but too sweet and the summit hops might not be my favorite.