Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber drank 10/07: Pours a hazy orange with floaties and a white head, alcohol, bananas and other light fruit in the aroma, medium bodied with a crsp ending and medium carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber pour at the sat tasting. Sweet but muddled. Flavors are cardboard and toast and caramel. Definite ly past its prime.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Non descript bright copper with wan, reticent head. Aroma is similar to New Belgium Loft, except stronger with the lime leaf, gloopier malts and less of the fruity complexity. Flavor is quite sweet, which doesn’t work well with the incisiveness of the lime. Bitterness levels are about right. It tastes bigger than 8.5% and the sweetness makes me whince a bit. An interesting effort, but not great.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a small, diminishing head; aromas of lime, clove, and banana; flavor is somewhat peppery and spicy, with notes of corriander, orange peel, perfume, citrus; presents a noticable alcoholic burn and dry finish after a sweet, slick mouthfeel. I don’t care for this one. It's just way too perfumey, and the lime leaf, though I like lime, doesn't improve a thing, flavorwise........
785pro (10) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
All in all a pleasent ale, still enjoy Double over this one. Good over all apperance, very strong citrus and yeast flavor.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on bottle) Had this baby a bit too warm, so...Dark, clear redish-brown, with a small beige head. Sent of fried bananas and a light molasses. Has more burn, mocca, notes in flavour, big sweetness and got cloying in the end. A bit of a alcoholic finish.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expecting something special I popped the top on this.... low and behold..... what a letdown. Pours a yellowy golden color with a moderate bubbly head. Strong floral aroma that is almost too sweet and yeasty. Flavor was plesant, mostly banana and spice with a good ammount of hop in the finish. For one of the famned Vertical Epic beers this is a dissapointment, but is drinkable and who knows, maybe in eight years will be much different.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I did not care very much for this beer. Reminded me mostly of bananas and leaves, which is not surprising as the commercial description says that it should taste that way, but it simply doesn’t work as an overall product for me.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma was fruity with a strong presence of lime (after all these years?). The aroma contained a light sweetness coupled to a wheat presence and a bit of spice. Caramel was also notable, but remained in the background. The beer poured crystal clear golden into the glass with a wispy white head which retreated in an instant but did last enough to lace the glass. The flavor was malty with caramel and a strong presence of the those darn lime leaves (will this stuff ever go away). The flavor had wheat and a tannic tea flavor to boot. The base flavors were good but the lime just did not trip the trigger. The body was medium full and with a moderate level of carbonation was well done. The finish was dry with lasting lime leaves that made me feel like Koala Bear sitting in a tree chewing on eucalyptus leaves. Enough already! 22 ounce bottle.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Light hazy color, spicy aroma, taste like black licorice. Interesting epic.