Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a white head just short of a finger that dissipates to a frothy ring. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit, candied mango, pink grapefruit, pine resin, and spice nicely integrated with a sturdy, caramel driven malt backbone. Big bitter hop ride up front with an interesting dank carmelized finish strangely reminiscent of a barleywine, especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is hearty and sticky, very smooth even with the moderate carbonation. I'd never guess this was an 11.1% ABV beer as the alcohol is expertly hidden, making this beer dangerously drinkable. I picked this beer up after reading all the positive reviews and I'm glad I did. This one has staying power. Highly recommend.
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HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland in January. Appearance: 2 fingers light golden head, clear, golden color, good lacing. Aroma: pine, floral, caramel. Palate: average carbonation, sticky texture, bitter finish, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel that is phenomenal, on into floral and citrus hops with a very smooth transition. Overall, amazing beer. Very happy to finally try.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with an off-white head. Floral and citrus hip aroma. Sweet caramel malt on the palate with resinous hop bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel. Overall the bitterness is balanced well by a substantial malt backing.
Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Poured clear, brighter orange with a sticky white head.. looked great! The aroma picked up spicy orange, pine, and black pepper over soft caramel and honeyed malts.. a touch medicinal. The flavor found similar, with spicy hops and fairly boozy notes leading.. a little off-balance. Heavier-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. rough at times.
TheHopster (897) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Aroma is faint with notes of alcohol. Decent light amber complexion with mild combination. A biting hop flavor with malt balance. A high IBU with bitter resin. Additional grapefruit sweetness would be helpful. Noted alcohol aftertaste.
Dorkenstein (40) - - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is grapefruit and hops when first opening. When it has warmed up a strong alcohol aroma takes over. The taste is of grapefruit, citrus, and hay. More straw and brown sugar tastes are later felt when it warms up.
mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBF. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves great lacing. Nose is of alcohol and tropical fruits. Taste is lightly sweet with way booze than the nose would suggest and hoppy/fruity. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. Overall a good option, hopefully not too heavy/boozy or it would have been a mess.
rejtable (1672) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber lots of foamy head and big clumps of lacing. Nose is very resin with some syrup in the back. Flavours of big rubber bands, grapefruit, light syrup. Taste is big bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Big beer, alc is pretty well integrated.
BeerdedDave (731) - - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can; clear, amber color; piney hop aroma; a big, hoppy, bitter beer; lots of bitter, piney hops and pine resin; enough malt to keep it balanced; slightly sweet malt in the background; finish is bitter
BeerRenter76 (28) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aromas with plenty of juicy citrus, resin and fruit notes with some sweet malts. Flavor was a bit of a let down, the sweetness of the malts dominated the hops. The purpose of IIPA’s is to showcase hops, malt bombs defeat the purpose.
jimhilt (2454) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium body. Pine hop nose and flavor is balanced with caramel malt and pine hops - good thing the IBUs are 115. Best by Jul 2015. $3.90 for a 12oz gold can from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.