luttonm (1767) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwerís Hopfest. Brown hazy yellow. Nugmeg spicy nose. Tart citrussy body. Dry funky finish. Pretty tasty with some chocolate/cocoa chalkiness.
Beergeek23322 (1737) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/8/2011. From bottle. Caramel aromas with malt, spice, citrus and floral notes. Hazy amber color with a white head. Good balance with a hoppy finish.
Arayaga2 (1716) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet with some citrus, and taste is the same, and relatively bitter and boozy. Kinda muddled and unremarkable $3/12oz
OldMrCrow (1627) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cooperís in Seattle.
Pours orange amber with quite a decent head for an IIPA; the aroma is a great big burst of floral and citrus hops, plenty of spruce tones and a hint of alcohol. The flavor more or less follows, with a powerful essence of hops that is rich and almost sweet in its floral intensity. The malts provide a reasonable caramel throughout, and the overall effect is a hopheadís delight of hop flavor without the sort of crashing bitterness that comes with some highly hopped IPAs and IIPAs. The palate is likewise rich, oily, almost syrupy, but the beer goes down quite easily, with little hint of the 8.6% -- certainly drinkable enough that I enjoyed polishing off a couple of pints in quick succession.
Zeswaft (1317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
WHoa, wayyyyy too boozy for only 8%. Between the alcohol flavor and the stinging bitterness, i can tell you that this beer is not for me. thereís some earthy, pine flavors in there somewhere. Iím so glad that somebody left a bottle of this in the lobby and i didnít pay money for it.
Ferris (1311) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Tropical fruit, grapefruit and resin on the nose. Clear orange with a rich white head. Pine and resin with a hint of orange a balanced malty sweetness. Decent but average IIPA.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwerís Hopfest 2010. Pours a bright golden orange. Big, citrus hops, lots of caramel malts - a really great balance overall. Very hop-forward, but not at all sharp or acerbic. Really tasty stuff.
Gerbeer (1252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours copper color with light head. Light aromas of oranges, brown sugar, and pine. Flavors of toasted malts, brown sugar, and bitter orange peel. Quite carbonated - flat bitter finish.
bvc (1127) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 22oz bottle, new to market today. Bottle lists abv at 8%. Pours a darker orange honey golden, clear with a slightly off white head that is on the creamy dense side and leaves behind some moderate lacing. Nose doesnít lean one way or the other on the hop/malt side...mostly a sweeter fruit punch like aroma. Kind of full on the body and leans toward the slick side...not bad and works with the perfect carbonation. Fruity, touch of bittering, full malt...though doesnít cross over the line by much, drinks easy and a good value at $4 for the bomber. Happy to support a local brewery and will go get some more while fresh. Could use a new label though...we donít need any other Seattle area brewers using Pirates in their marketing.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botle. Taste is ripe citrus, pine cones, hay and gentle booze. Smooth and very nice.