VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer presents itself as a DIPA, but oddly enough, itís the caramel malts that hit the nose when I sniff from the glass. Somewhat surprising and without a date on the bottle itís tough for me to figure out if thatís what the brewer intended or something that may have went wrong at the liquor store. Thereís also a faint mustiness as well. Color is a nice deep reddish amber, with tight unified bubbles leaving a frothy and creamy head. It really looks gorgeous in my tulip glass. The initial taste yields substantial bitterness, with an appropriate amount of alcohol present in the finish. The beer warms as it goes down, perhaps not a surprise given the ABV levels. While I can pick out the alcohol character it isnít the unpleasant kind, but works within the framework of the beer. Sadly I donít get a lot of hop character out of this beer, which is disappointing as Iíve only had it for a couple of weeks and itís just not there. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and bordering on syrupy, and despite the pretty head carbonation just isnít there, most likely due to the higher ABV. Unfortunately, without the hops to carry things forward the beer quickly turns into a malt-caramel-alcohol bomb, with heavy malt up front and alcohol in the after finish. Somewhat disappointing, though Iíd like to try a sample fresh from the brewery and see if it still has the same kind of issues.
Drake (10845) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Hazy orange, thin frothy white head, decent retention. Aroma of tropical, piney hops, pale malt, caramel. The taste is tropical fruits pine, citrus, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber with Jesse at the Lincoln Wine Bar. Quite drinkable. On the sweetish side, thick body. Good double.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Thereís a little extra boil on the opening that makes me leery. And indeed this one has a bit of a funk to it that I think not natural. I get the tart citric acidity, but it only lurks in the background behind what might be a wild fermentation drill (not as advertised) or a slight infection. The off-putting farmhouse sourness doesnít seem to fit. (#5890, 12/16/2014)
bytemesis (4962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear pale amber, medium white head, creamy, slow to dissipate, nice lacing. Aroma is faint, buttery citrus. Flavor is light sweet, buttery citrus, spruce, apple, medium bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthful, lingering bitterness.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery with brian and nate and suzie. ..Kristen is here also.. nice.hoppu aroma..taste is greay..like it
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Six Row. Clear orange pour with a frothy white head. Sharp pine aroma and taste. Touch of tropical fruit as well. Solid.
Homer321 (2897) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A very piney nose with light citrus. Taste is rather sweet. Overall ok but not a particular stand out.
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only 54 ratings? People need to discover 6 row! This one smells strongly of pine, some honey and grapefruit. Very pleasant aroma. Dark orange in color, hazy, one can tell itís unfiltered. Solid white head that lingers and laces well. The grapefruit comes through again in the taste, followed again by honey and floral hops. Aftertaste is bitter but not overwhelming. Refreshing. I would drink this again. Btw, anyone who is in the St. Louis area should check out 6 rowís tap room on Forest Park Ave. Itís a great, cheap place to drink with good food. No, I do not work for 6 Row.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/6/2014. On tap. Hazy amber color with a white head. Aromas are citrus, caramel, pine, resins and tropical fruit. Malty flavors with good hop balance and a bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from phaleslu shared with the group (April 2012). Pours a clear dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has herbal hops, pine resin, citrus, toasted caramel malt. The flavor has pine resin, herbal hops, citrus, caramel and pale malts. Unfortunately this has more bittering hops and not enough flavoring hops. Medium bodied. Not bad, just wish the flavor was up to the aroma.