hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown to dark ruby red with a good size tan head. Smell is predominantly caramel malt sweetness with a little piney hop smell in the background, sweet floral aroma also. Taste is also fairly sweet with the hops creating a mildly bitter finish. Medium body. I could feel the alcohol doing it’s job, but there was no discernible alcohol in the taste. The beer was overall very drinkable for me, although I definitely didn’t think of it as a hop monster. Instead it was quite balanced, leaning a bit more to the malty side. This could be due to the fact that this is a 2005. Doesn’t say exactly when in 05, but maybe the hops have mellowed if it was the earlier part of the year. This didn’t detract from the beer’s quality for me however, just different then my expectations from the label.
jetboy (32) - USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This stuff is GREAT. Aroma hops. Taste Hops. Finish Hops. Not quite a Double Dog but brought out the hop monster in me. Color was superior, body was nice and full. Try this beer.
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is Beer. Deerp red in color, strong hops in the nose with a deep bitty flavor. It is a great beer.
Apache (29) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty backbone, with lots of hops. Floral hop head with some caramel notes.
bwbeall812 (27) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2007). Caramel, grass, and little alcohol on the nose. More malt than hops on the nose as well. Amber and orange in color with tan head. Overall I liked it, but should be called big malty monster!
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice redish amber color. Poured a brownish white head with a great glaze. Smelled very fresh of grapefuit and hops. Rich malt, carmel, and hoppy taste. Full bodied and an all around great beer for me.
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My last one from beeruser.
A - Coppery red that’s pretty opaque. Reddish tinged head that fades quickly and doesn’t leave any lacing.
S - Surprisingly strong malt presence. The citrus hops take a backseat to the caramel. A little piny but mostly sweet.
T - The front end is hoppy, piny, and floral. The caramel malt comes next. None of this is overstated. Very well balanced. Overall it’s a lot more subtle than I expected from the name but still not bad.
M - Good carbonation. Medium body.
D - This one is drinkable for an imperial but as it warms the alcohol presents itself a bit more.
WildcatInFL (19) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into pint glass. Bought this as a single because I needed one more to finish of a mixed six pack, and I thought the bottle was fun. WOW, am I glad I did! I really like this one. Pours cloudy mahogany color with about a one finger head. Aroma is nice, fruity, and I think a little caramel. Has a lot of hops that hit you, then you get the malts, and finishes with a great hoppy finish. Really great beer.
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one has strong smell right off the bat. Got it on tap and it continued to grown in flavor (not that it was ever lacking) as it warmed up a bit. Not much of a head on this beer at all, but a little lace left. Overall good beer, I’m sure I’ll drink it again sometime soon.
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity resiny hops, a full rich palate and long pleasant after taste. Don’t know if it has changed since last year or if it is just different on Draft but I enjoyed this much more than I did last year.