stephenj007 (120) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excited for #100!.....
This one pours an enticing copper/orange with just a hint of haze.
Plentiful pine aroma, with hints of bubblegum, lemon zest and alcohol soaked fruit.
The taste is pretty potent, with a wallop of heavy hops on the front end that pretty much stays around till the next drink. Not much in the way variation, this is all IPA....
The palate was more sticky and a bit more soapy than I prefer, but still drinkable. Washes down a bit slow, could have had a bit more carbonation.
At 9.2% abv, you certainly feel it by the end of the bottle!
Well, the first 100 ratings have been a pleasure....I have found that there is not a beer I dislike, just some I like more than others!
I find it hard to believe it took me so long to discover all the choices of great beer out there....the craft brew market is incredible right now.
Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good, cold Budweiser after mowing the lawn, but sometimes you just need something with more of a spectrum of flavors, hops and body.
Prosit my friends!
Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.
KenDawg (2) - Killeen, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Scent a bit funky, like a bunch of yeast. Pours a nice cloudy caramel color. Looks like a nice IPA should. Taste is a bit bitter with an aftertaste that lingers. Not bad, but there are better IPAs out there.
mR_fr0g (8893) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on Level 42, 09/06/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A. Mostly clear golden orange coloured pour with a a loose white head. Aroma is sweaty feet, caramel, pine toasted hop. Farty. Flavour is composed of sticky semi sweet, caramel, sticky hop resin.
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can consumed on level 42, thanks to LKS. It pours hazy deep amber with a thick white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, juicy nectarines, yellow plum, peach, white sugar and candied peel. The taste is smooth, sweet, juicy, pine, resin, sugary peach, earth and peppery spice. Alcohol comes through in the finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (16640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can split at Level 42, thanks to Ell Kay Ess, 09/06/16.
Almost clear orange amber with a decent off white head.
Nose is caramel malt, orange, spice, straw, grapefruit.
Taste comprises sticky trops, spice, caramel, fruit loaf, tangy orange, melon.Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a solid boost.
Ok DIPA but in the lower leagues.
The_Osprey (5950) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can share at 42nd Floor as ’Southern Star Valkyrie Double IPA’, with many thanks to Leighton. Amber orange, slight haze, lightly sparkling, foamy tan head. Aroma is orange, floral, boiled sweets. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is boiled sweets, grassy, resinous, dusty, tangerine, salty, floral. Quite drying in the finish. Alright.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared in London - picked up in Austin. Pours clear deep gold with a frothy, white head. Crackers pale malts in the nose, some rindy orange, light pine. Light sweet flavor with more rindy citrus, bitter grass, pine, pale bread, crackers. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with more crackers, pine, booze, pale bread, aged orange peel. Maybe lightly faded. Not bad overall.
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pour is orange with a fluffy head of tight white bubbles that quickly diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma is hoppy, but alcoholic. The flavor is bitter hops followed by a slightly sticky malt sweetness. The finish is almost honey-ish.
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2/26/16. On tap at Metlzer’s BBQ. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Floral, earthy aroma, some citrus, caramel, doughy. Malty flavor, not enough fresh hop character, some citrus, floral, earthy, caramel. Eh.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours golden hazy with a big white head. Looks fresh. Big piney nose which translates over to the taste. This is a very fresh and easily drank beer for 9%. Heard that they are going to put this beer on hiatus.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a dark golden-amber color with a large foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bitter with floral, piney and tropical hops and a bit of sugar. The flavor was tangy, bitter and sweetish with pine, floral hops and a boozy presence. Long finish with a growing boozy bite. Moderately full bodied. Solid.