fletchfighters (1002) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured an orange gold color. Good sized off white head, 2 fingers, that retained its shape and body for a while. Good head retention on swirling the glass.
S-- Not a hop bomb by the smell. Balanced between hops and malt. Carmel, honey, grapefruit and orange blossom in the smell. Definite sweet smelling beer.
T-- Syrupy sweet first sip. Lots of syrupy orange and sugary grapefruit flavors coming through. Falls short in the taste.
M-- Much better mouthfeel. A lot of citrus flavors in the mouth and the sugar drops off after the taste. Lemon, orange, grapefruit and some pine. Prickly and oily tasting. Just a bit of a carmel finish. Might need to be a little more unbalanced towards the hops. A little too much balance and still too much sweetness.
D-- Better mouthfeel than taste. A little too sweet and syrupy for me. Has a lot of good things going on with this but the first few sips of this were so syrupy. Very drinkable after the syrupy beginning and well hidden ABV. Would score a lot higher but the syrup beginning really hurt.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personally I would love some extra bitterness in the taste. Pours with vague clarity, light lacing, and a golden hue. Aroma is very mild, as is the taste.
kevinsenn (947) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at Volo. Staff thought it was about 6 months old, but no way to tell for sure. Clear amber, with white lacing. Some sediment at the bottom. Aroma is mostly raisin. Also has a big raisin taste. Good carbonation, and a big body. Quite delicious, although slightly one-dimensional.
kaser (2038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange and cloudy. Smells a little too fruit-citrus-skank? Hard to describe. Tastes a little sour and very bitter. Making it sound bad but it's pretty good. A spicy meatball
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cards04 (1428) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with long lasting head. Smells like wet grains, sweet hay, honey, flowers. Smooth palate. Sweet malts up front, grains and honey too, smooth and slightly bitter finish. Balanced perfectly. Really good.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 7/23/09. Pours a dark orange with a thin white head resting on top. Decent rings remain after each sip. Little lacing. Smells like faint grapefruit and toasted biscuits. The mouth is firm and crisp. Moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor is bitter with a decent citrusy bite. Hints of honey sweetness in the mouth as well. I wouldn’t classify this as a DIPA, but it’s pretty dang bitter and pretty dang good.
annunz123 (800) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden blonde with a generous head. Malt, caramel, and grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet, with bread, caramel, and dark fruit, then finishes with some grassy hop bitterness. Carbonation gives this a creamy mouthfeel. Another great beer from a great brewery.
high_on_hops (532) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear medium-gold with a white head and lacing. The aroma is mainly malty, with some hops and yeast too. The flavor is a balance of hops and malt, with a bit of wheat and a sweet, almost honey, aftertaste.
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fidelis83 (1799) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with a 1 finger, soapy white head that has good retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, syrupy sweet malt, booze and citrus. Flavor is toast, bisguit, light nuttiness, syrupy sweetness, lots of alcohol, spicy and citrus hops. Palate is creamy and slightly syrupy on entry, has a light, but sharp carbonation and slick, but syrupy finish. The hop profile is pretty decent on this one, but it is far to sweet and syrupy and the booziness is way out of balance with the rest of the beer, it drinks more like 11-12% than 8%abv.
NielsenRatings (8119) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Jetson! Thanks bro! Fairly hazy, golden orange appearance with a small, cream colored head. Tangy, orange citrusy, very rich malty albeit a bit boozy aroma. Very rich, sweet, somewhat toasty malty, somewhat bitter, tangy flavor. This one may have some age on it- who knows.