weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for this hand filled bottle...
Pizza Port calls this a Barleywine.
Appears a hazy amber brown with a small white head that slowly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of hoppy citrus, pine, caramel, and rye.
Taste is of the same aromas.
Mouthfeel is bitter, sweet, with an overkill on hops...could either use some aging, or some balance with more of that caramel malt.
Drinkability isn’t bad. Citrusy, piney, fun treat with a mild alcohol presence.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to cquiroga for this sample. Poured a cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rye, caramel, citrus, dough, and pine. Tastes of rye, caramel, oranges, dough, pine, and citrus. Rye is another quality in beer that I really like and the rye quality to this one was done just right.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks ot hopdog for sharing this hand bottled. Pours a hazy brown amber with an average tan bubbly lacing head. Wow...love the aroma on this one. Orange, pine, floral with some of the rye and caramel malt to balance. Flavor was a mix of the same with more of a bitterness in the tail.
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Avery Strong Ale Fest 2006.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of alcohol.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Agghh, make the floor cleaner hops and raw doughy yeast smells go away!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer poured a clear, medium amber color with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was sweet with light notes of toasted grain and caramel; heavily hoppy with notes of lemon, moderate notes of orange and grapefruit, light notes of herb; yeasty with light notes of cobweb/basement; trace note of peach and a nice trace note of starwberry. The flavor was lightly sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter with a long, lightly bitter, grippy finish. The body was medium, the texture was velvety-syrupy and the carbonation was lively
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big west coast hop aroma, lost of citrus and sweetness. Rye there for sure. Monster head, body is clear brown, slow bubbles. Taste is strong bitter hops, dry rye. A little hop, but not bad. Very typical west coast hop bomb, but the rye ads another diminsion.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 Boulder Strong Ale Fest: Deep red-brown; huge, frothy head. Weighty, smooth and rich on the tongue. Wonderful malts, with notes of sweet cereal, nutty grains, and aromatic rye. Doughy yeast hints. Hops just explode with pine and grapefruit, followed by a blast of citrus. Rather hot in the back of the throat, but I didn’t really mind. What a super tasty hop monster!
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy copper with a large long lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, citrus and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit rind, pine and earthiness with a dry bitter finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Dark amber mahogany color with thin head and light lacing. Nose of pummelo rind mixed with light orange liquor and a splash of caramel. The flavor is similar with lots of grapefruity hops and creamy musky rye. A nice blend of hops and malts. The rye adds a light earthy chewy character to the mix. Double Red? Why not. Extreme? you bet. Delicious? Word! Unbalanced? This is San Diego, you know it is!
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Almost clear copper w gold/beige head, good lace. Aroma is amazing piney, resinous, hops w a creamy malt background. Flavor is quite hoppy, piney, potent hops with a good hop burn & semi sweet grain/malt flavor. Spicey. Alcohol is noticable, Into the full bodied range. I felt it was a bit unbalanced towards the hops though.