nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber/red/copper color with a white head that doesn’t last very long. Great aroma - smooth and hoppy with lots of citrus and floral notes and a bit of malty sugar smell. Flavor doesn’t do justice to the aroma, in my opinion. While very nice it doesn’t convey any of the citrus and floral notes. Very smooth though, with very well balance bitterness (with a great aftertaste). Mouthfeel is fresh and nicely carbonated. A nice beer.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aroma, with a great amount hops, copper, a slim head. Full hops taste at first, with a fine malty backbone. Very well balanced, too easily drinking for such a big boy. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing tupalev!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10.5oz draught sample at Red Bones. Pours a dark copper/amber/red color with a couple fizzy bubbles on top. Nose is hoppy, but mostly sugary and syrupy. Palate is syrupy and sweet. Flavor is sugary sweet and syrupy with a light hop note.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Crystal clear amber beer, thich tan head. Aroma is juicy tropical hops, peach, apricot, mango, melon, along with the requisite grapefruit and orange. Amazing hop aroma. Light maltiness in back, but the hops are the star. Flavour is equally tropical and the sweet maltiness accents the hop character nicely. Well-balanced, easy to put back. Feels nothing like 11% ABV.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Heavyweight Open house, July 2006: Big-bubbled head over a thick dark orange body. Sweet, strong hop aroma - very piney. This beer is brooding with heaviness, evident through its syrupy sweetness and deep bitterness. Unfortunately, there is some chemical qualities in the finish, which takes away from my enjoyment. This beer packs a punch.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge pine and malt aroma, taste is exoticly floral and carmel honey ,monsterous combination of sweetness and great hop flavor and bitterness,ranks right up there with all the best,wish it was available in the midwest
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 on the rerate, I don’t think this one can be beat, If it had wider distribution with more hop lover ratings, it would definately be in the top tier. the aroma has sweet apple blossom and honey, outstandig, french vanilla head sits atop a medium amber, clearly filtered liquid, this reminds me a lot of 3F Dread, but the IBUS are much higher and the etoh a little higher. Damn, wish I had a few more bombers -
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color with a taller popcorn colored head. Light pale malt with resins that meander about, but don’t seem to mix with the rest of what is going on. Too volatile? Unbalance? Too young? I am not getting it. Sweet grapefruit, with a mild bit of malt in the back. Perhaps this is older and losing ground quickly in the hops, but the earthy malt and caramel dominate in the finish and there is little backbone of good malt. An eastern try at a PNW brew that missed my mark.
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, dark amber into a tulip. Caramel, pine and citrus (orange, grapefruit) notes. Head quickly recedes leaving slight lacing. Sticky and full. First tingles the tongue with bitter, but turns to a well balanced caramel until turning back to the citrus hop finish.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft poured into tulip. Coppery orange color. Aroma of ripe stone fruits, some pinapple and tropical flowers. A blast of hops on first taste, then becoming a sweet combination of orange, honey and spice through the finish. Made me grin stupidly.