Barreras (824) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a malt aroma. It has a floral hoppy aroma and taste as well. A very dry tasting beer that has a strong bitter aftertaste. Beer was in a tall can which gave it a slight metallic taste.
backdaft (180) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper color. Nice 2 finger tanish head leaves lacing all the way down! Aroma is upfront caramel toffee malt. Taste is malty, resin-like hoppiness, and bitter grapefruit rind. A "Big" hoppy beer with a strong malt presence makes this a winner. My only wish; the hop characteristics were more pronounced in this one. I like malt too. but I like hops more!
jrodooo5 (773) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a merky gold with a nice tan head that leaves significant lacing. The aroma is a nice blend of malt & hop. The taste is a very good match to the smell. It’s very clean & drinkable at the remarkable 94 iBU & 7.2%. The hop presence is there but the malt balances it beautifully so it’s not hops galore. Impressive!
jtclockwork (6924) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from a very generous trader. Pours a reddish amber with an off white head. Some lacing. Nose and taste of caramel, burnt malt, resin/pine and dried citrus. Finishes dried citrus and burnt malt. Medium body.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a pint sized can. Pours amber with tan head. This beer is grainy, earthy hops,fruity, vegetal. Not a interesting beer, it was made big, just because.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange color out of the can with a sticky off white head. Thick toffee sweetness in the nose with a lot of resin. This is a big hoppy beer with tons of resin, pine, grapefruit rind and toffee sweetness. Lots of bready malts as a backbone to this big hoppy beer. There seems more alcohol than the 7.2%as shown. Big tastey beer.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can - dark amber in color with a nice 3/4" white head. Pretty beer. Strong hop flavor with a malt background. Very good beer. Advertised as an Imperial ESB.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Really hoppy aroma. Murky, dark amber. Really nice white frothy head and lace. Very hop forward flavor but smartly maintains the essence of
the ESB style. Along with their stout, which i had tonight, gained a new appreciation for Tallgrass as a brewer.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick beige head. Tangerine in the nose. Citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp bitter finish.
cbfobes (2105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 16oz can, pours a hazy redish amber with a thick off white head and lacing, the aroma is a little more sweet than I was expecting, a good amount of malt and caramel with a little bit of hops, aroma has a sweet front end of malt and caramel with a finish of hops, a little bitter but nothing crazy, a little bit maltier and sweeter than I usually like my ipas but I still dig this one, not bad.