MattH (767) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Strand Brewery. Tasted nice and fresh. Aroma of pine. Well balanced pine and caramel malt flavor.
DenverLogan (1060) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a New Belgium 2016 stem glass. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of straw, hay, grains, minerals. Significant carbonation and biting mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter young grapefruit rind, grains, pale malt, toothpaste, straw hops. Overall big, bold, challenging and complex but decent.
chadski (61) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 Supporting the local community. Quite dark amber color with heavy pine scents which move right into the flavor. Not much variation beyond that. Too heavy.
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blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber gold with a white head. Fruity hops, mild-moderate bitterness, some light sweet toffee malts, mild husky notes, and a bit of a floral hop side that comes through in the finish. Fine.
Christpuncher (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is floral and malty. Flavor is a little sweet, malty and some hopps. Fishes dry, bitter and hoppy. Pours dark copper with a super thick tan head. Got as part of a trade
biirusaikou (2477) - - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the end of an epic boozing session, thanks Neil. Fresh grapefruit character, juicy mouthfeel, caramel malt, green citrus peel, dry hoppy finish. Pretty good stuff as far as my exhausted palate remembers.
willisread (2269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing Neil! Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose with some orange zest as well. Biscuity malts, but not heavy in anyway. Very drinkable with good piney bitterness. Almost like a hoppy red ale. Bitter finish. Tasty.
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Borann! Nice stuff. Tropical fruit, light biscuity malt, very easy drinking.
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw to red body.
The aroma is dark fruits.
The taste is malty sweet balanced with some pine and grapefruit bitter. Tends malty.
The texture is softer.
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1615 - 01.05.2015 - Bottle from San Diego. Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with floral hoppy overtones, grapefruit, citrusy, piney, caramel malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney hops and caramel malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped out a deep amber, almost brown. 18ºSRM
Nose is floral with lavender, orchids, nutmeg and a little wee bit spicy!
Mouthfeel is soapy. Dark malt flavors of toffee, caramel, again with a the spicy nutmeg, hint , very very subtle hint of cinnamon, cloves maybe with some nice broad nutty flavor notes of toasted cashews. There are some nice black bread and even pumpernickel flavors.
Hops are resinous, pine and hyssop bitter for a long slow finish to a very very satisfying end. You need something fatty and salty to cut this....wagyu beef kushiyaki.
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