Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep red color with a dense, light tan head. Nice head retention. The nose is slightly resinous with some sweet malt notes. The flavor seems well balanced between the malt and hops. Caramel, pine, and slight citrus notes. Medium to full bodied with a medium finish. Fairly solid.
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Murky amber pour with a huge foamy beige head. Caramel malt and lots of hops - a little rough on the finish. Decent.
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aromas of herbs, banana and hops. Deep crimson/amber in color with a moderately thin foam. Fairly bland flavors of melted caramel, candied sugar and some very sweet molasses. Overall, this seems a little unbalanced and overly sweet. I’m not too big a fan on this one. I’d give this a C- rating.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-copper/amber. A-sweet resin/orange, caramel-med malt. Sweet resin/earthy hops, caramel-med malt. Carbonation not quite there.
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/red color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hop nose. Flavor is piney hops almost balanced with sweet malts, lingering bitter aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
maxwelldeux (3667) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty, with just a hint of caramel in there. Taste is a little bitter, but awfully malty. Just OK, IMHO.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose of nectarine, pine/resin, caramel malt and sea salt. Taste is mostly caramel and resin/pine. Finishes slightly abrasive resin. Medium body.
streve (103) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pour is a big bold reddish color with 2 fingers of a thick foamy tan head. The aroma is malty and hoppy with pine and citrus notes. Mouth follows suit with a some caramel thrown in. This has a big bitter finish. I was hoping this would compare to Nugget Nectar...but its not that bad.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very hoppy with pine and citrus hops. The malt is almost syrupy. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a papery bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall a decent beer but it’s too astringent.
Palidor19 (2949) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a strong beer with a massive bite at the end. the hops are very straight forward. it brings the flavors of strong malts with slight nuttiness and massive piny hops.