argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, lurking alcohol. Finish is medium intense grapefruit. Medium-full body, slightly sticky.
sloth (2337) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a small thin offwhite head, retention is short lived, of course there is,nt much to be retentative to begin with. Minimal lace, thin, web like. Lightly hazy, copper orange hued brew. Nose is soft with caramel and distant pine and citrus notes, light fruit. Body is medium, under carbonated, lightly oily with an unexpected tartness/astringency. Medium sweet caramel malt flavors, grapefruit, lemony citrusy hop flavors seem subdued, somewhat thin. Finish is fairly dry, lightly fruity and bitter with an unfortunate underlying astringency that keeps making itself known, distracting. Thanks to mj for the bomber.
EithCubes (4406) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Heavy fruits and hoppy nose, lychee and orange and strong malt. Clear orange pour with a billowy off-white head. Huge caramel with orange peel. Really ridiculously juicy hoppiness with low-medium bitterness. Strong alcohol, intense hoppy flavor. Medium body, too-strong alcohol lingers.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Shortbread and citrus, pretty sweet stuff, sticky palate, thick. Sweetness a bit much for me even among the many big stouts of the day. Tropical and citrus hops linger. Coating.
Wild4mild (38) - USA - OCT 11, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now where did I put that Christmas tree car air freshener? Oh here it is, in my beer glass. Yum. But seriously. Intense hops, some fruit. Not bad once you get use to the intensity of it all. Don’t forget to wear your seatbelt!
sonnycheeba (2522) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, light fruit, and sweet malt. Flavor is light caramel malt, heavy floral and earthy hops, and light fruit esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan golden light off white foam. Resinous surface. Dissipating head. Very rich malt flavors sweetness light caramel light cocoa. Substantial bitterness. Thin feel. Reminiscent of aged bigfoot. Will try again.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oh, the resin, the resin, it was like camping in a pine forest without a tent. Or maybe like making out with someone who'd wearing a pine-fresh car doohickey around their neck. Whatever turns you on. This tasted very much like sucking on a pinecone, the malt background seemed to recede the longer it was in my mouth and it finished intensely bitter. Hop juice isn't my cup of tea, but I keep trying the biiter beers looking for one that will impress me. This is too unbalanced, in my opinion, but if you're a hop head you will probably dig it.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Clear, golden-orange body. Big fruit aroma of citrus, peach and mango. Punchy citric hop flavor and rich crystal malt. Medium-full body, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty sticky and resinous with a lingering hop finish. Overall a pretty run of the mill IIPA that falls victim to the "bigger is better" that plagues the style. Taking this beer down a notch or two in gravity would probably improve it.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramelly aroma, hint of pine. Clear amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is alcoholic and quite bitter. Rough alcohol and bitterness. OK sweetness, but not enough to balance. Rough, unbalanced and unpolished.