jkwood04 (2913) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, plus a good amount of caramel and cereal malts. Flavor the same, with a nice belnd of these elements but pretty one dimensional. Average to smooth texture. Not bad but not great.
keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled April 11, 2013.
Appearance: The body is murky with an ugly brown body with copper edges. The head is dense and tan with good retention.
Aroma: The aroma is bready with a sweet and pungent orange backing with a resinous presence that comes off a bit as nail polish.
Taste: The body is malty with a bready and brown sugar flavor with a prominent, but out of the way, hop presence that comes off as resinous grapefruit, pine and orange, slightly nail polish also. There’s a hint of chocolate on the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a decent beer and it would be better if I didn’t get nail polish flavors and aromas. This is worth a try though.
Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow MA, 18/05/13.
Reddish amber in appearance.
Nose is caramel malt, sugars, hops, grapefruit, pine.
Taste comprises a big dose of minerals, grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, hops, light booze.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish.
A decent well balanced hop forward American strong.
dmac (3514) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a solid reddish/brown with an average sized dense foamy light beige head. Aroma of molassess and toast with some dry chocolate and dank hops that come in and out between the malty sweetness. Nice medium to slightly fuller body with strong tight bubbly carbonation and an average duration of bitterness on the aftertaste. Flavor is lots of toast, bitter citrus rind, dry molassess candy. Actually really good and if you throw a major craft label on this I bet it would fly off the shelves.
thornecb (3970) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep blood orange into a Sam glass. Tan head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Resin and citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and dough upfront turning to pine resin and grapefruit in the lasting hot finish.