jcwattsrugger (11337) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-@Tampa weekly shared by burg326-pours an offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, orange/pine. Taste is pine/orange hops with some bite, medium malt-caramel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Fresh Sticky Nugs
Date: December 21, 2011
Appearance: hazy dark red, creamy beige head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet earthy aroma, sweet cara.el, earthy hops, touch of sweetness, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthyness, balancing bitterness, sticky hops to coat your tongue, light breadyness beneath the hops, long resony bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (10672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, tangerine, dankness, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange zest, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7895) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are dank (duh), pine, sticky, resin, caramel, herbaceous and a bit of a chocolate malt tinge. Flavors are of pine, tangerine, orange peel, herbal and tea like. Lively bubbles, dry with a spicy hop presence.
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/30/11. On tap. Dark red pour with a small khaki head. Very hoppy aroma, very compact and intense, but not all that complex, with a bit of citrus and leafy green aspects. Slightly sweet, malty flavor at first with chocolate and a bit of caramel as well, followed by lingering hops that are concentrated and slightly sour. Not bad, not great.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A sticky malted burgundy ale with powerful resinous hops. Good tasty stuff.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh about 2 weeks after receiving it from grownfool, thanks a lot Brian
The look: Murky burgundy body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is hops resin, red berries, soft red liquorice candy. Taste has a very heavy malt backbone with a rich fruity toffee/caramel and lost of biscuits. That beer packs a lot of sweetness but the aggressive hoping makes you forget about it. Resinous, hop cones, pine needles and more… I’ve had beers similar to this that were classified as Double IPA here on ratebeer. It’s now past midnight, I’m on my third beer and I’m typing to type this rating but my fingers are all orange and gross, so I just an epiphany… the craftbeer industry is funded by the Cheetos industry!!!
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gift from my friend Noel. Gorgeous copper pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Lots of caramel and malt in the aroma along with soft citrus, floral hops, pine and resins. Taste is big caramel, chewy malt, floral hops, pine resins, citrus notes, toffee and hints of tropical fruit. Body is medium-full and rather chewy with a dense, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, chewy , sweet malt, pine notes, hop resins, soft citrus and pleasant floral notes. Damn tasty!
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark red, nice foamy beige head. Smells great - pine resin and a cookie-like sweetness. Really balanced, with a tasty, doughy malt base and a rough sticky hop bite. Lots of brown sugar, too. I could drink a lot of this...
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with foamy tan head. Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malt. Flavor is resiny hops, hinto abv and sweet caramel malt. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Nice 4-8-7-4-15
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of bmanning. Served in a wine glass.
Pours a nice amber color with a good, sticky white head and a nice bit of lacing. The nose brings plenty of piney hops, but too much amber malt in the background. Same goes for the flavor, which has too much sweetness. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good, but not close to Nugget Nectar or other pillars of the style.