drowland (5675) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/18/11. 22oz bottle. Clear amber pour, almost red, with a big barely off-white head that cuts but laces a lot in sticky, webby fashions. Dusty, earthy hops on the aroma with bits of dankness, caramel, and citrus. Slightly sweet caramel flavor up front that transitions to sour hops, a bit of saltiness, dank hops, and a bit of sweet mint. Not overly impressed - I liked the red IPA best.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Beverage House in Sierra Vista - Pours a clear deep copper color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt with pine, floral, and citrus hops. The malt and hops linger in the finish. Medium to full body. This beer is a lot like Bigfoot. Nice beer.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter. Appearance is best quality. Dark amber with beautiful head. Nose is pine, grass and some citrus. Taste is sweet then quickly bitter with some pine and grass. Aftertaste is not impressive. Overall, decent brew, but not something that will blow you away.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours clear orange/slightly red, with a very small head. Aroma of piney hops, caramel and candied sugar. Flavour of bitter piney hops, caramel malts and caramelised sugars. Bitter and sweet. Aroma is more pleasant than flavours. Not overly complex.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with a small off white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a floral hop and pine. Thick mouthfeel with a strong hop bite and caramel with lingering bitter finish. Alcohol present but not too overpowering. A good IIPA from Samuel Adams.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bomber of double IPA while watching the Packer kick the crap out of the Vikings, doesnít get much better than this! Well, perhaps I could have had a better double IPA or the Packers could have scored 50, but both ends of the spectrum will work for me as is. Clear amber with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, pale malt, toasted malt, earthy hops and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, earthy hops, sweet malt, alcohol, mild pine and light sulfur. Semi sticky and low bitterness for the style.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice Cascade hop aroma with a hint of stronger alcohol. Dark copper body that may have help from some food dye as it spills orange (spilled some on my carpet). Dishwatery, large bubble, off-white head that leaves a soapy lace. Initial impression is higher alcohol. Creaminess that was evident in the nose comes through on the tongue. This is a really nice brew. Tastes more like 10-12 % ABV rather than 8%, but the hotness doesnít detract from the quality. An excellent effort from the folks at Sam Adams.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, hop oil, grass, slight caramel, slight malt, a hint of diacetyl, and some citrus. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, citrus, hop oil, slight caramel, a hint of diacetyl, and a bit of malt. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Heavily bitter, slightly sweet, hop, slight malt, pine, resin, hop oil finish is lightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
rougeau13 (1760) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep, clear, orange-amber with a puffy cream colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, must, flowers and pale malt. Not much to the taste. Itís malty with a some alcohol and hop accent, but somewhat empty, like thereís brief flavor when it hits the palate, but then very little in the middle or finish. Medium bodied. Weird.
rocbyter (1830) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma with a light amount of citrus. Clear amber color with a large off white head. Light bitterness in the beginning that fades in the finish.