JonMoore (1968) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - clear gold with slim white head. Aroma of citrus hops, resin. Nice hoppy taste, citrus, resin, fruits, sweet malts, then big bitterness. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, nice oily mouthfeel. Late warming alcohol, very long, very bitter finish. Excellent.
Fashawn (349) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still great even this isn’t fresh, not in the same league of dirtwolf but not so far. Floreal, piney and resinous ipa with caramalt and toffee on the frontcourt
great balance and bitter finish. I like this one a lot
magpieken (101) - - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 FL OZ bottle. PKGD 07/08/14. Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold colour with a dense, creamy, off white head which refused to settle. On drinking it left some nice lacing. Very floral aroma, pine, citrus, resin. A big whack of hops but pleasantly so. The bitterness dominates the taste but there is also a nice underlying malty sweetness. Medium to full bodied, thick texture, semi dry finish and a gentle alcohol warmth. Plenty of hops but some lovely balance to this one makes it very approachable. 9.
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The biggest hop flavor beer I have had in a while. Almost too much but then I’d be a wuss. Pine. Resin tar and triple SNPA orange color fairly bitter but in a great way. Truly fantastic.
fugitive (1518) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color clear orange with small white head. Aroma hoppy, grapefruit, citrus. Taste sweet, fruits, floral, hoppy.
Saeglopur (733) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from Ottakringer Shop, Vienna., bottled 04/17/14
Dark golden, clear body, with a big, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of citrus, orange, fllowers, pine, some tropical fruits, lots of candy.
Tastes of grapefruit, flowers, resin, lots of lovely pine notes, some grass, honey and again lots of candy.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, quite dry, zesty, with resin, sweet malts, slight alcoholic and long-lasting, greatly determined pine notes.
Well, this bottle is very old, more than 9 months. Didn’t see this when I bought it, so I’m a bit pissed right now. That’s why the sweet malts stick out, but the hops are still well recognisable, while by far not in its full glory, I guess. You still get a hint how well balanced and enjoyably piney this is, pretty smooth for this high ABV. Hopefully I’ll be able to rate a fresher bottle some day.
jh773 (207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 6/20/14. Thin amber-gold, medium head that lingers. Smell is deep pine resin, maple sap, bourbon, chocolate liquer. Taste is bittersweet, thick citrus rind, brief caramel note. Dry. I’d love this fresh.
WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 07.08.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip on 09.10.14.
A: Very citrusy. Orange, pineapple, and mango. I could smell it from an arm away while pouring.
A: 4 finger head with an easy pour that is retained well. See through orange body.
T: Pine and tropical fruit dominate. Caramel and spicy pepper are subtle.
P: Smooth and crisp.
O: This has too much malt and spiciness for my taste. It seemed strangely unbalanced for Sierra Nevada. I love West Coast IIPAs, but this didn’t taste much like one.
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This b3er has quite a lot of hops. I like a lot of hops, especially in a light beer. This beer is not amazingly light. It is well rounded though. Good job.
chinchill (2708) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage bottle; a large (~22oz) bottle not in the Camp Beer series. [from notes].
Pours a crystal clear amber with a towering, sticky, highly durable, frothy off-white head.
Powerful hop aroma with some underlying sweet malts and alcohol esters. Floral, pine and citrus notes in the aroma and the flavor. The taste carries a strong hop hit, partly tamed by the addition of a significant sweet malt component. Long lasting, bitter-sweet hop aftertaste. Tastes like a high gravity beer, but still the high ABV (I’m surprised to see how high) is rather well-hidden.
M - Medium body; good, light-medium carbonation; smooth but with a mild hop/alcohol bite.
O - Near extreme hoppiness without the full bitter accompaniment. Hop nectar for hop heads. An able substitute for Bells Hopslam.