eruizgarcia (249) - - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, yeast and licorice aroma, sweet and a tad funky. Slightly bitter finish. Good beer.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Look: pours a light gold color. Thick head disappearing quickly. Very clear.
Smell: great smell. Fruit gloves like a fruit gum. Almost tropical flavors. Pineapple.
Taste: very hoppy. Some pepper on the tongue. Definite bitterness that stands out. Not as fruity as the smell. A Deontae tang that I can't pinpoint.
Feel: has that pale ale feel leaves a film on the mouth. Not quite a tongue scraper/ palate killer but close.
Overall: tasty, wish it was as fruity to taste as the smell. Would drink more.
First drank: home 5/13/14
Niko100 (2185) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly cream body; Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt/biscuit, caramel/toffee, fruit, and citrus hops; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very tasty.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Hazy Brownish Amber Color, Huge Bubbly Foam Head, Good Retention, Lots OF Lacing. Strong Sweet Earthy Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Resin Earthy, Pine Hop. Soft Carbonation, Full Body. Hides High ABV Pretty Good. Long Lasting Bitter Aftertaste. Pretty Good. Recommended.
daje (2633) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, february 15th 2014. Dark golden body with a big white head. Aroma of grassy and earthy hops, malt and herbs. Taste of earth, caramel, wood, flowers. Thick body, high bitterness. Bitter herbal aftertaste with a light grass note.
Lothore (585) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a rusty orange color with a thick, 2 finger head which leaves lacing all the way down.
S- Pine resin, caramel, wheat
T- Lots of resiney pine, residual sweetness, breadiness, following by a deep lingering bitterness.
M- Thick with medium / low carbonation.
D- This is a great brew by FFF. A little too sweet for me but I suppose it needs to be to stand up to that wall of hops. I’d repeat.
BOSSbrewer (2513) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden. Thin white head. Aroma is slightly pine and malty caramel. Fairly sweet. Lots of caramel. I like this a lot. But is isn't a west coast dipa. Finishes sweet. Nice beer.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pour is hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus - orange peel, pine, oak, caramel. Flavor is extremely hoppy with a slightly malty finish - peach, caramel, mango, rye.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured a cloudy orange with white head that laced nicely. Aroma is light fruity esters. Taste is mainly sweet with a light hop bitter on the back end. No real alcohol bite here. Nice.
CpyNPrnT (478) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, sweet malt backbone, caramel, yeasty. Hops are definitely present. I can’t say I have had the variety used before. I really enjoyed this beer. -from notes.