Ron (3173) - 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 (17672) - 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 (794) - 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.
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 4pack. Suprised doesnt have the typical sierra hop taste. Has a clean hop finish. Not to malty. Great ipa
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical strong hop aroma - but a very sweet tasting IPA. Kind of a candy apple like taste, followed by rich, sweet hops, and then some more caramel like sweet flavors to finish. I'd call it a dessert IPA.
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
That is a vicious Imperial India Pale Ale (I IPA, not IIPA). Really harsh aftertaste, and lots of hops.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tastes like Pilsner Urquell from the early ’70s,but with 10.4% alc./vol.
A miracle brew from the masters in Chino.It’s a turbo-pilsner that will soon earn uber-praise from the CZ republic.Congrats on your well deserved perfect rating.2012 version.
Michbeerlover (146) - - MAY 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one is disappointing. Did not finish it. Just too boozy to enjoy. I like stores that allow you to buy just one beer to try. Had to buy a four pack and will try to give the other three of these away.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really love this one-- it has a searing, floral bite but then settles in with a very nice fresh, airy balance.
To me, the ’12 version seems just slightly maltier than the ’11, but it retains all the really interesting hop aromas and tastes. I find myself slurping up the foam before it’s gone, as some of the hop flavors are just amazingly unique, strong, and complex.