garthicus (2839) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Golden orange, nice medium sized white head. Aroma: Decent hoppy nose, malty, some citrus fruits, little bit of an alcohol singe on the nostrils. Flavour: Definitely strong in alcohol !!! Quite a hop punch! Lots of malt with a good pine and citrus flavour, somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a long bitter finish. Very good.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared with by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear slightly oily-looking gold with a smallish lasting off-white fizzy head. Smells ... good. Intense floral hops, definitely some alcohol, some citrus zest - taste follows, with building booziness - not one to chug. Actually a fairly light body, decent carbonation, the bitterness drops off a bit quicker than I thought, it leaves a somewhat boozy impression - but well done, very tasty.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Tried on tap at Temple Brewery and bottle at home! Clear golden body with a touch of amber, floral hops on the nose also some malt coming through, balanced taste, grapefruit notes and some pine, lovely full bitterness, drank really easily for a high alcohol beer.
hawthorne00 (3166) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of a melange of citrus fruits (including lime, which I can’t recall before in a beer), passionfruit, white grapes, orange blossoms. Somewhat syrupy body. Sweet before substantial bitterness - caramel, apricots, white grapes - lots of citrus, light spices. There’s no harshness about the hops though the finish is almost buzzing, but they do struggle until they break free of the sweetness. Started at 10C, much better as it warmed and the flavours had a bit more room to move.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As if SN could mess up any hopped up beer as they wrote the book on these styles. Anyway, big citrus fruit in the nose and palate. Not as resinous and danky as the usual SN house flavor hop profile, but this one is more tropical fruit with floral notes. Malt is there to balance it out but doesn’t stand in the way of the hop assault. Well done. Lovely brew.
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A frontal assault on my tongue. Great balance on the nose with very floral hoppage and rich malts. Who really cares about the color (other than my wife)! Bitter, bracing, sweet, bitter, hoppy, sweet, yada, yada, yada. Lots of perfume base aromas here supported by a bready malt base. 10.4 % ABV, who knew! A very dangerous and drinkable brew!
Ron (3277) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Pours a clear orange, with a nice amount of carbonation and a soapy white head. The aroma hits you with an onslaught of pine needles, backed up by sweet juicy hops. The taste is tongue tingling bitter with Oranges and pineapple. Nice amount of malts balancing it out. Pretty sweet, a bit boozy, very drinkable.
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Ilsa from Nogne O, at our hotel in Drammen, Norway - thank you ma’am! Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is sharp pine resin. Decent.
h2o4u2 (11) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very good beer. At over 10 Abv this is a very drinkable beer. The about of hops in this brew is complimented with the high alcohol content.
ttutony (795) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color in the glass. Wonderful bright citrus and resin hop aroma. Balanced bitterness on the palate. Pleasant malt sweetness in the background. Well done.