taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fat Heads. Great aroma of citursy hops. Taste is very pine, lemon, and grapefruit. Bitter flavor lingers for quite awhile, and your mouth is left very dry. No taste of alcohol.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Coles, hazy golden color, good creamy pour some lace on top, nose is grapefruit some pale malts good floral hops. somewhat sweet flavor at the begining, definate pine and lemon, the citrus and malt is large, not very high feeling from the alcohol barely noticed it.
Nephilium (1662) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off, the bottle is a pain in the arse to open. I had to dig out a paring knife to make it through the wax. An amazing hop aroma once this bottle is open, pine and grapefruit filling the room. It pours a clear amber, with a huge white fluffy head, that fades fairly quickly, leaving some big lacing behind. The taste is strongly of hops, with a hint of sweetness in the middle, and a long bitter finish. Nice thick syrupy mouthfeel.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle definitely sucks to get open - i think its just melted plastic over the top. Pours a hazy dark orange color with large amount of froathy bubbly white head. Aroma is very floral with slight alcohol scents. Flavor is very grapefruit with lots of citrus juiciness and some alcohol warmth. Overall, very good.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral hops mostly in the nose. Light golden color with a thin head. Very light palate for an imperial IPA. Light floral hop flavor with a gentle sweetness behind it. Not bad--but what a waste of Unearthly.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The wax on this bottle is a big pain in the ass. I had to cut some of the wax off just so I could pry it off. Poured thick copper color with a small bubbly white head that didn’t last. Aroma of hops and pine. Big hoppy flavor with some citrus. Some sweet malt trying to mellow out the hops. Very thick dry finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from swoopjones. The hardened gold wax top was truly annoying. Bright, semiclear copper pour with a thinner than expected white head leaving little lacing. Slightly catty on the nose. Pine, grapefruit, wet leaves, toffee and cannabis round out the nose. Initially quite astringent and bitter on the tongue. It definitely gets more rounded as the beer opens. Bitter citrus zest, soap, perfume, oily pine, bready malt. Interesting. Fairly rich and creamy. The hops dance lively across the entire palate but there is enough malt to balance. Finishes with a lasting zesty hoppiness. As per the the Southern Tier take on beer, most unique.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz wax top bottle. pours slightly hazy golden with creamy white head. nose has a huge grapefruit hop aroma with some musty (un)earthy caramel notes. flavor comes off initially a bit buttery, some balanced PNW hops of grapefruit and pine come in and a sweet caramely malt backbone takes you home. alcohol is well hidden. body is light-med. light and easy drinking.
beastiefan2k (3377) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
STUPID ASS WAX TOP, why would they put this on a hoppy beer? One question, they blended two beers but are both unfiltered or just the Hoppe part? To me it looks like just the Hoppe is only a slightly hazy orange with the smallest head. It’s all hops an no malt but it comes out nice actually. Grapefruit dominates with orange and lemon highlights. It’s very dry, which is also nice and has a good medium bitterness at the end of the flavor. Lighted bodied and easy drinking with a long lingering grapefruit skins aftertaste.
22oz bomber, Rodenbach GC tulip glass.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wax topped bomber which took a good 20 minutes to open! Pours a transparent orangy-gold with a fantastic pure white head. Ideal lacing that extends all the way down the glass...I took a picture of my La Chouffe tulip! I should let you know that I had this with a nice thick slice of homemade Apricot bread (I did not know there would be so much apricot mixed in!). Aromas of grapefruit, orange, and apricot hops. Bready malts and alcohol also come forward in the nose. Taste is fantastic and a citrus hop paradise. Orange, grapefruit, a splash of lemon, and apricot each take a shot at your taste buds. Caramel and candy malt dominate mid palate with an Unearthly like finish. Perfectly blended with a nice amount of sweetness and bitterness throughout. Medium bodied, and this bomber goes down quickly. Southern Tier is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.