onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep amber under a foamy sticky light beige cap. Amazing aroma of sticky caramalts and sweet floral bitterness and rich amber and slightly fruity tones. Big bold flavor with a grassy and floral hop bitterness and a slightly boozy caramalt and crystal grains. A bit off-dry and bitter but still pretty nice and complex.
Prufrockstar (915) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Suttrree. Dark amber pour with ruby highlights in the iphone light, fine bubbled white head. Aroma: herbal hops; caramel; ginger? Floral? I dunno, but some combination that makes me think cleaning supplies. Tastes much better, though. Moderate+ caramel sweetness, assertive lasting bitterness in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation, slick creamy texture.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In for the first non-deep south rating. Hell yeah!
Bottle shared with Chris. Oh man, this one smells like the cleaning cart at a $59/night motel. Huge WTF on the aroma -- made me bust out laughing. But while the aroma is spectacularly bad, the flavor is not so objectionable. This is a pretty standard American red or imperial red. (In fact it brings a taste intensity like an imperial, but weighs in at less than your average west coast IPA these days.) Caramel, orange rind, etc., etc. And a bit of air freshener in a Baltimore taxi, but minimally so.
I feel like a bit of a coastal elite giving this a 2.9, but on the other hand, dat aroma...
tl;dr summary: I ainít never heard nobody complain.
DocJitsu (907) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper-amber color with an ample, well-retaining ligh tan, puffy head. Notes of citrus and grassy hop underlie the caramel. A bit of hop heat and alcohol heat are noted in the mouthfeel. Flavors approximate the nose, although in a more prominent manner. Some harshness is note in the rear of the palate.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish copper, nice white head. Smells malty, but not too malty. Hints of caramel and toffee, of course, plus some molasses. Taste is pretty sweet at first, then woody, piney hops. Not bad actually.
nearbeer (3676) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Clear copper with a humongous foam that started a bit obnoxious for a 4 oz pour but slowly settled to a small island of foam. Strong aroma of orange toffee, resin, citrus zest, dank green herb and a hint of earthy char. Front taste is big sweetness of pineapple and toffee. Quickly turns more to to orange, molasses, dark toast, resiny herb and earthy tea leaf. Medium body is watery with a low-medium carbonation. Long finish is nearly overdone with resiny hops and astringency.
ChainGangGuy (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Crystal clear, deep amber body in hue with a creamyish, ivory head.
Smell: A raw, resinous hop pellet note sits atop the toasted maltiness. Touch of dry caramel. Pithy citrus, florals, and pine.
Taste: Toasty malts bolstered with an edge of roast. A little, low sweet hint of caramel and apricot gives way to floral, citrus fruits and a citric bite as well as some pine. Moderate bitterness. The flavors hold on until the bitterish finish.
Mouthfeel: A little above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Happy Anniversary.
Itzjerm (1225) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice solid mouthfeel. For abv a very enjoyable hop forward beer. Reminds me of tongue buckler just not the same mouthfeel. If it had a lasting head it would have been phenomenal. Very nice job. Herbal hop profile.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured reddish amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by resinous, slightly citrusy hops. Expected bigger malt character, but itís overshadowed by the hops. Very bitter, mildly sweet. Also expected a bigger mouthfeel.