BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another gem. 24-karat pour with hints of crimson, scarlet, and tangerine topped with an ivory foam. Candied orange, mango, papaya and guava accompanied honey-baked biscuit and spicy black pepper. Think of citrus jam spread generously across toasted marbled-rye bread. Tasty...the breakfast of champions!
Ed5388 (2361) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Poured hazy golden color. Aroma is sweet biscuit and citrus. Taste of sweet malts, citrus/orange. Way too sweet for my liking. Had trouble getting through the whole 22 oz.
Hophaze (185) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a gorgeous orange with beautiful head and lacing. Aroma of citrus and rye. Taste is amazingly balanced. Hop driven obviously but malt balanced
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the beer vs. wine tasting at Aficionado’s on 2/23/13. Pours a clear, yet chunky gold to amber color with a thin off-white head. Malty sweet nose with notes of spicy rye and hop. Malty flavor with spicy rye character and oniony hops in the finish.
NachlamSie (2855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber at Sergio’s World beers. This is not as hoppy as I would expect from FFF, but not to say it’s not hoppy. There is hugely assertive rye in the aroma with accents of citrusy hops. Palate is fairly sticky with spicy rye and an even wash of hops. I can’t believe the restraint of bitterness, relatively speaking.
Mittenator (1481) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Golden orange with sediment throughout. Citrus and slight hops. Big rye, citrus and pith. Yum.
adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of Todd. Pours a cloudy orange vistilite with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of fresh orange citrus, rye, bitter hops and bread malts. Taste of fresh orange citrus, grapefruit, bitter hops and rye bread. Another gem from 3 FFFs.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange, lage bubbled head. Nose is citrus, resins, grapefruit spice, caramel malts, bread, and toast. Flavor is caramels, toasted malts, spicy hops, citrus, piney resins, and dank hops. Medium high carbonation for the style. Sweet yet moderately bitter throughout.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/1/2013. Honored to have had this. Pours orange-green with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, lemon peel, resin, spicy. Taste is spicy, bread, rye (yes!), earth, wood, pineapple. Finish is long and bitter. Great lacing. Chewy mouth feel, This was excellent. Another great ale from one of the greatest breweries there is.
drsordr (1320) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour from alexsdad. Orange,amber in color. Lots of citrus hop on the nose. Initial grapefruit hop flavor with some spiciness from the rye. Nice long bitterness.