Beerman6686 (6015) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one poured a bright orange color with a big eggshell head. Aroma was sweet malts, a good bit of bittering hops, and loads of alcohol. Flavor was much the same, a decent beldn of sweet malt bomb and hops more like an ASA, but completely overwhelmed by the alcohol. Blah
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty sweetness and earth on the nose. Mildly funky with notes of feet, and b.o. Not the best nose. Pours hazy copper with an explosive rising head. Obviously overcarbonated. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee, feet, some earthy bitterness. Dirty and dusty. Odd.
drfabulous (5866) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit in the aroma. Lots of malt. Caramel. Nice. A Trpel Pale Ale - whatever that means. Who cares. This is a damn good beer. Rating number 1000 scores big. And my wife just took some!
Suttree (5856) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, thin beige head. Sweet, almost fruity aroma, with some earthy, flinty notes. Nicely blended - the sweet and bitter play of each other throughout. Fruity notes contrast with earthy, messy hops. Some Whiskey-ish notes as it warms. On tap at Barley’s Asheville.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is toasty breadiness and resiny hops. Flavor is bready malt and resiny hops. A nice bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. A very nice beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a white head. Strong astringent hop aroma with a paper citrus character and a herbal earthiness. Very soapy this is likely the victim of heat or light. Eh.
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/16/2010. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Big hop bit at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky amber pour with a cream head. aroma of caramel and some bitter hops. very nice on the palate with a bright, citrusy hop flavor and a caramel finish.
cheap (5086) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
An extravagant thanks goes out to cool josh from beer advocate for this special brew! Had the pleasure of sampling this at the 7/9/2009 Pittsburgh RB tasting extravaganza (PGHRBEXT) at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. It will be a long time, if ever I see a spread of bottles like I did there. I am not good enough for the beers that were that we served! For example, how about this beer: vortex, yewow! Smell is cloyingly sweet and alarmingly weird hops. Cloudy light iced tea in color. Some carbonation greets the tongue. However, this stuff is strong and alky, wew. Way too much for this lager lover. I think my taste buds are getting sucked into the vortex of a tornado tempest. Strong, chewing green grapefruit rinds soaked in alky. I don’t really know if this is beer or not except for the hops. Very, very triple hoppy. Did I say this was hoppy? Certainly terribly on style.
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours a brown-yellow with a foamy off-white head. Nose is floral hops, pine, citrus, and some spice. Flavor was caramel, all manner of hops, but lacks some of the depth that I would expect from a beer that I have heard so much hype about. Hmmm... Overall not bad.