nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma very hoppy and sweet with citrus and pine as well as brown sugar. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s interesting but a bit too astringent for me.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
there is a lot of flavor in this beer, it has a great assortment of taste including, fruity, herbal and bitter. This the beer that you want to have at the end of your day.
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber orange from the bomber with fluffy white cap and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and earthy hops, hints of sweet toffee malts, and alcohol. Taste is super bitter, but kind of like an aged IPA moving towards a barley wine. Triple pale ale, hmmmm, I guess that equates to a DIPA. It’s alright, but nothing worth really seeking out.
Travlr (7975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Cloudy variegated amber brown color. Aroma fruit, pine. Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, grass. Wow!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 4/16/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very cloudy dark amber/orange with a thick bone-white head on top. Excellent retention; left a good amount of lace on the glass. Some rings present as well. Scents of greens, toffee, booze, and a bit of pepper spiciness.
The body was pretty bubbly, but it went down smooth nonetheless. The bitterness on this one was tending towards the harsher side. Not mouth-scalding, but a little burning. Alcohol was definitive in the flavor as well. Sweetness was absent. This tasted like an aged DIPA. All in all it wasn’t bad, but it’s not one I would reach for very often.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber/orange color with a two finger frothy white head that has pretty good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic lacing left behind.
Citrus and floral hop aroma with hints of pine, grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Subtle malt backbone with Graham and biscuit.
On the lighter end of medium bodied with a blast of bitter and sweet hops up front that linger throughout into a dry finish. Lots of floral and citrus hop flavor with hints of mango, pineapple and grapefruit as well as some pine needle and a spicy, grassy character. Nice malt backbone that provides balance without overpowering. Hints of caramel, biscuit and Graham cracker. Wellmbalanced and pretty quaffable.
cwalexander1 (14) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Batch was the shit. big malty dry (not sweet) hoppy . well balanced really all around great beer
2010 batch not the same beer at all bubblegum, butterscotch, caramel, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, not enough hop to back up the sweetness would love to re-rate this beer when I open one from the cellar!
anders37 (12672) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white hrad. Has a fruity malty strong hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy pieny grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.
Koelschtrinker (8473) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Der Hopfenantrunk ist bereits deutlich gealteter, er weist brennende Alkoholtöne auf. Deutlich blumig, im Mittelteil wirkt der Hopfen dann doch frischer als erwartet und kann weitestgehgend überzeugen. Angenehm aber nicht übermäßig hopfig, wenngleich die hopfigen Aromen im Abgang bemerkenswert rein sind. Stimmiges IPA ohne größere Besonderheiten. 9/9/9/10/13/10
sepia5 (230) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been encountering a lot of beers lately that bill themselves as double or triple IPAs that, quite frankly, include so much malt they almost drink more like barley wines. This is the latest. I picked this bottle up while on a visit to Asheville, a great little, picturesque town with a flare for food and beer and the outdoors. It looks like a barely wine (translucent dark amber), smells like a barley wine (tons of sweet malt, a bit grassy, with a note of alcohol), and tastes like a barley wine (reflecting the nose, but with a hint of hops on the tale end). Remind me again why this isn’t labelled a barley wine? I think perhaps the reviews on this one are a bit lower than they should be because the hop heads feel let down.