TheHOFF43 (1609) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Not really sure what the style is suppose to be. Taste upfront is an IPA but its mixed with some Belgian. Smooth, creamy and overall solid.
swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, somewhat murky orange pour, medium to fuller bodied. belgian yeast, some bubblegum/cotton candy, light pot pourri, orange zest, citrusy bitterness, some tropical/stone fruit notes, verynice
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Hazed golden. A funky odd foam that resembles clouds. Big malts and lighter citrus in the aroma. Tartness than expected. Big malts. Tangerine and more fomplexity in the hops. Big alcohol.
914sig (7) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
exactly is what it is, to the fullest flavor. Looks like a Belgian when its poured, and sits perfectly in the glass with a nice white head. For 9 ABV it goes down smooth. Truly one of my favorites
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light and hard to pin down. Coppery in pour. Sweet taste with bitter aftertaste. Oily on the palate. I’d like to like it more, but the taste is not my favorite.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy amber with whispy, creamy off-white head, light legs / Big 2ipa nose of pine, citrus, caramel, weed / Full body, malty with biting hops, some sweetness, big, bitter finish / Rich, but somewhat cooked flavors of grapefruit, orange peel, cut pine, soap, caramel, chamomile / Not picking up any Belgian aspect - my guess is that the big hops overwhelm any Belgian subtleties, but a decent double ipa.
ccex (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden orange with small white head and slight lacing. Aroma has lots of apricots, Belgian yeast, pine resin, and some citrus hops. Taste is slightly bitter with some sweet malts in the middle and a long dry finish. Body is medium with light carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, with alcohol very well hidden. Another delightful one from Pipeworks.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with minimal 2white head. Aroma is heavily citrus with some apricot and a little belgian yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Citrus and dried apricots with a hint of pine and a little cotton candy on the end. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Sofr carbonation and a super long finish. Overall, great. Boozy in a good way. I would gladly drink this again.
rxeight (975) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy and smooth. Really sweet. Didnt get any beligian from it. Good stuff.
brian60625 (721) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle for about $11. This one sits in a purgatory... Pretty good, but it didn’t break into my upper tier within the style. It was a lot at once and a tad muddled. Aroma was piney, some soap, and bold, grapefruit hops shackled with some equally aggressive malt fumes. Appearance is a dark yellow-orange, moderately carbonated, average amount of head, slightly opaque. Taste is hibiscus, pepper, more of that grapefruit and soapiness that transforms into drinkable hops as it warms up. Palate is medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drinkable despite the high abv weight class. Overall, not bad but sorta spastic and unimpressionable. I liked it, but I hesitate over buying it again.