DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Jake Melnick’s Chicago. deep amber colour, short lived head with no lace. On the nose and on the palate, this beer is a delicious hop explosion, tons of grapefruit and pine, with an aggressive bitter finish. So good!
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-lt tan-amber. A-pine/resin/orange, 2nd lt/med malt. T-resin/orange hops with a slight bite, sweet lt/med malt.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured clear medium orange with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up orange meat and zest plus peppery notes over sweet caramel and light biscuity notes.. solid. The flavor found orange meat and caramel at the core with peppery notes and spruce laced throughout.. finished grainy with more pepper and orange extract. Medium-plus bodied with an ok feel and flow through the palate.. spicy.. good overall but not great.
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead! Thanks brotha! Deep copper, almost brown. Great piney/grapefruit nose with background onion/garlic, caramel malt, and faint berry. Flavor is a semi-sticky caramel malt interwoven with pine, grapefruit, and light onion/garlic. Nice dry bitter finish with grapefruit/citrus zest. Medium-ish+ mouthfeel. Somewhat creamy, from the hop abundance. Great stuff.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was white and reduced relatively quickly to a thin film. Balanced malt and hop aromas; caramel, cereal grain and citrus fruit mostly. Medium bodied and slightly sweet.
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light reddish brown with a thin head on tap at the tap room. Aroma is sweet and sharply hoppy. Flavor is an immediate attack of alcoholic citra with a bit of a watery throat. Mellowed down the glass.
jhamp9 (1254) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour with a nice cream colored head. Aroma is fantastic. Smells like a handful of hops. Piney, earthy, spicy, and citrusy with some malt in the background. Taste is resinous, piney, spicy, and citrus rind. Lingering bitterness. Very good beer.
JMerritt (1871) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a small white head. Spicy hop nose: pine, grapefruit rind, leather, a little bubblegum. Moderate bitterness that slowly grows, finishing dry with some rye bread and caramel sweetness as it warms in the tail end.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark yellow to range color with a biege head. Aroma was of Triple C hops, alcohol, ans some lighlty oxidized pale malt. Flavor was lots of booze, hop bitterness and lgiht fruity notes, and caramel and toffee in the finish. Meh.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter citrusy hops character and notes of grainy malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.