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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Our high gravity offering weighs in at 8.5% abv and is delightfully loaded with malt and hops. This is an ale worthy of your sturdiest goblet or most treasured stein. Ring it!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours unclear orange with a white frothy head. Aroma is orange, toffee, straw, light bread, grapefruit, citrus and pepper. Taste is light sweet, light+ bitter and light sour. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and candies. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, candies, grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31495) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy and toasted malty. Bitter and light herbal to grassy. Dry and herbal finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (1661) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Unclear orange with a white head. Toffee, caramel, light hop profile but some light tropical fruit notes comes through. Alcohol astingency. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter; pronounced bitterness towards the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (656) - - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Biscuity malts in the nose with a little citrusy hops. Rich, malty body, loads of sweet biscuits with a decent late hop punch. 120713

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3320) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle; poured a dull amber color. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, generic sweetness, and vanilla. Flavor was strong, but rather boring. Hopping was in the background and only emerged briefly. Bready and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle: Poured a hazy amber/orange. Aroma: Fruit. Flavor: Tastes floral / leaves.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1976) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. No indication of beer style on the label. Were it just a bit less sweet, I’d guess DIPA. A - Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a modest tan head that has great retention and leaves some lacing. S - Has a sweet and fruity (spicy citrus) aroma with the high ABV fairly well hidden. Sweet malt base. T - Sweet and malty up front with hints of orange hard candy. Plenty of hops in there too, athough more might be better given the heavy sweetness. Rather than balancing nicely, the sweetness and bitterness seem to battle each other with the early dominance of sweetness eventually losing out to hop bitterness in the bittersweet finish. Alcohol is hidden except in a slight warming sensation and a very mild tongue burn. M: Full body with very good carbonation. Sticky. No ill effects of the alcohol. O: A bold and flavorful beer that is reminiscent of Bell’s Hopslam, albeit much sweeter and less finely crafted. In fact, my main reservation about this beer is that it seemed a bit roughly put together, like a decent homebrew. Some of that impression comes from the high levels of both sweetness and bitterness, with the bitter losing out until the aftertaste. It also lacks the complexity of a world class brew. Still, as a local brew it is about about half the price of Hopslam. Worth a try, for sure. (from Sept. 2011 notes)

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours a translucent golden color and appears rather cloudy. Smells sweet and slightly inviting, but it’s very thin and rather bitter. I’m not kidding when I say it tastes and looks like three year old skunked Steel Reserve. It seems, these days for every good craft brewer, there are two turds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with a light white, thin head. Aroma is citrusy and tart. Hint of alcohol too. Flavor is strongly hoppy, but not overpowered. Lemon with a hint of pine. Good solid brew overall. Finishes clean.


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