commonmac (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. Served up in a sturdy pint glass. Dark golden color which is expected given the style. Faint aroma. Initial sip comes across more bitter than anticipated. Heavy handed on hops and reminiscent of the oily essence of hops. Expected some balanced sweet/spice but getting next to nothing. Hard to believe it’s such a high alcohol content. This one puts a small kramp in a very good brewery’s style.
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. At bulldog uptown. Clear dark gold. Aroma is not nearly as aggressive as the flavor. Bitter, oily hop taste, resin and pine. strong. Alcohol is well hidden. Lasting hop presence. Expected some other spices for some reason. Good, not great. A decent hoppy beer for the southern tier fan.
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/19/2010. From bottle. Pours light copper color with a white head. Aromas of light malt, caramel, grain and hints of spices. Warming alcohol with caramel and spice showing. Nice seasonal.
60minuteman (854) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Light mahogany, clear. Light, thin, medium duration. Can taste the yeast, metallic, malty, slightly bitter.
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Copper in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, caramel, bread and spicy hops. Taste is of pine, caramel, bitter herbs and spices.
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is clear, whitish head, and copper in color. The smell is hops, grass, florals, malt, and pleasant. The taste is crisp, florals, hops, malts, and good.
roxtersoxter (346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with small tan head out of bomber. Aroma of citrus, grain, and hops with maybe a slight hint of caramel. Herbal taste with a dry finish. Leaves a citrus taste on your tongue. Great beer...better than I expected.
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jsmerig (1290) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a. Clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Lemon and apricot notes dominate the aroma. Taste is tart and fruity followed by a stiff bitterness that morphs into bready orange zest.
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nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. Clear golden-amber with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma is citrus zest, dry grass and menthol liqueur, maybe a touch of caramel. Taste is menthol and boozy lemon hard candy with touches of citrus zest and dry grass. Medium body finishes mineral-dry and wooden with a nice warming alcohol presence. Carbonation is pretty smooth. Well crafted, but the wooden and mint-tinged hop mix seems to only amplify the abv to my tastebuds.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
his pours with brilliant clarity and s small stream of bubbles rising up to meet a loose thin head of off white foam that dell pretty fast and left reasonable lace. Nose is at first bright with citrus peel and caramel malt. Then as it warms a mineral or metallic smell starts to evolve and a yeasty twang like in a traditional lager. The hops are floral and the malt is caramel instead of bread and I find that it smells a lot like a DIPA one minute and then a little bit like a lager the next. Orange peel. The taste is somewhat flat and muddled. I would even call it stagnant mid palate. The beer has a tremendous citrus but it isn’t crisp it’s just tart. The yeast trying to be a lager yeast adds a bit of sour twang and the metallic taste doesn’t go well with that. The malt is sweet and caramel but bread would be enough. There’s a bit of spice and a bit of alcohol on the palate.
This finishes with not only a hop bitter but a metallic aftertaste and a sour off flavor. It also finishes slick and with some hop oil. As this drinks it becomes more pleasant. Lemon takes over in the finish and the spice turns musky.