orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours hazy dark amber with a nice one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a thick film, leaving sticky strings of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of caramel and toffee from the malt, strong citric fruit rind, bit of fresh cut grass and some mild booze. The malt grows as it warms but the fruit still shines through it nicely.
T - Starts off much like the nose does with a mix of caramel and toffee malt sweetness and the bright citric fruit rind slowly being joined by the grassy hops and the mild booze burn. Finish is more of a continuation of the same, malt and fruit linger long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, fruity feel with only a hint of the 10% coming through.
O - I really enjoyed this one. It was described to me as kind of like a fruitier version of Double Bastard and I would agree with that. If you like DB you should definitely give it a try.
JHeath99 (1468) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from the brewery. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Taste of bitterness, caramel, and booze.
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours murky amber brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet orange citrus hops, caramel, nutty, boozy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet, nutty citrus hops.
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, caramel, dates, fig, light toast, and light floral notes. Flavor is chewy malt base, medium hop bitterness, some fruit esters, and light booze; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
conway (2060) - - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Dark ruby with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, melted Jolly Rancher and tropical fruit. Taste adds some roasty notes and a nice orange finish. Very sweet. Booze is well masked. Awesome light and pillowy mouthfeel with a clean finish. Could use something to cut the sweetness but definitely tasty.
Beerathon (1590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look- murky amber with flecks of brown and thin head. Nose- booze, caramel malt, grassy, citrus. Flavor- sweet malts, somewhat boozy, lingering fruity bitterness.