BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22-oz bottle. Pours copper with a frothy off-white head and excellent spotty lacing. Resinous floral hop with huge pine notes and background caramel malts. Fizzy and spicy hoppy moderately acidic dry pine flavor with alcohol notes but mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied and warming dry and fizzy palate.
jtclockwork (10619) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of lots of citrus, peel, caramel malt and grapefruit rind. Bitter. Medium body.
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: One really wants to sing out loud and praise this magnificent brew. Kind of reminds me of the musical by Woody Allen "It's all about hops...". Is dark golden coloured with a medium lasting head. Hops and earth aromas. As soon as you start drinking, the hoppy bitterness hits you like a horse. The bitterness keeps on evolving on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant feeling. This might not be the most complex beer I've ever tasted, but for sure I've never tasted anything as hoppy and bitter. Very good. As much as I really like this beer, I cannot rate it as high as the (IMHO) much more complex and harmonious belgian, dutch and british ales. Once again many thanks to herbjones for another top californian beer.
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2011)
7 Big cascade hop and peach aroma, slightly dry too.
3 Mid orange, small tight head.
7 Yike, you can tell this isnt a weak beer. Sugary sweet caramel. Instant diabetes!
4 Slick palate, light carbonation. After the punch in the face, the slick sugary finish helps ease the experience, but is accompanied by a whole load of bitterness too. Doesn’t fade without a tingle.
14 I think I’ve been a bit generous, but this did sip quite nicely. It’s a very predictable formula, not a particularly interesting example of the style (are any?), is not so refreshing, and has several of sub-par qualities, but in the end you do like taking another sip.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a medium sized head that doesn’t last long, but with decent lacing. Sweet, grassy aroma, with some hops. Taste is almost all hops with a sweet undertone. Hits all parts of the tongue equally. This is phenomenal.
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Allen - hazy orange colour with a little white head; aroma of apricot and quinces; quite perfumy; full-bodied and very bitter, aggressive; dry and very bitter fruity finish - terribly one-dimensional and quite a deception considering the high score on ratebeer
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep golden large off white head. Sweet aroma with loads off hops, caramel, grapefruit and piney notes. Sweet flavor with grapefruit, citric, mild caramel and delicious hoppy notes. Very bitter end.
Beerhunter111 (10291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klare dunkel goldgelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reife Früchte, hopfig, leicht harzig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, harzig, Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig, bitter, gut!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep bit hazy golden colour with a very nice medium creamy head. Sweet, very fruity, hoppy, flowery aroma. Very good dry mouthfeel. The flavour is very dry with some sweetness, lots of flowers and ripe fruits and stuffed with hops. Very, very dry hoppy finish. Great dryness!
daknole (10201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my what a beer. Nice orange/amber color with a foamy head. Aromas are full of citrus, floral hops and some great malts. Flavor is hops, hops and hops. Floral hops, bitter hops, sweet hops...this is amazing. Malt backbone shines throughout. WINNER.