lusikka (7442) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper golden colour with a white head. Aroma of rye, bread, biscuity malts and grass. Flavour of rye, biscuity malts, grassy hops, strong citrus, floral notes and some caramel. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sticky, floral, bitter and a bit musty. A bit musty because of rye, but the hop profile is still excellent. Great.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nomber. Poured medium golden with a creamy, well-retained eggshell head.. nice lacing. The aroma picked up a whole helluva lot of mango, with pineapple and peppery rye also showing.. loved it! The flavor found sweet tropical fruit and biscuity malts at the core.. juicy mango, pineapple, black pepper, and rye around.. lots of tropical fruit bitterness and rye on the long, belly-warming finish. Medium-bodied, juicy, and engaging on the palate.. great stuff!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with some light malty sweetness. Starts with good fullness and sweet light caramel with lots of fresh hop flavor and resiny bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Well-balanced and enjoyable.
kermis (7120) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Dean’s scared of beer tasting". Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, caramel malt, toffee. Flavor is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has big citrus and fruity hops, herbal notes and spicy rye. The combination is very nice. The flavor has citrus and some tropical fruit notes, herbal, spicy rye with some back ground sweet caramel malt character. Medium plus bodied with moderate bitterness. Very solid all around. I want more.
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, courtesy of EVIL, big beer, seemed bigger than the 8.6. orange, grapefruity bitterness. light herbal notes. Big bitterness. another FFF winner
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks good; a hazy orange with white lacing. Smells GOOD; HOPPY!!! Tastes like it smells with that nice rye tingle on the back end of the finish. A first-class DIPA!
deanso (6717) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ABCBeers, Dean’s scared of beer tasting
thin white head. Hazy orange blond pour. Lovely bitterness. A great beer!
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in tulip: Pours a deep golden hue but with a ton of floaties which was not expected, lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma and lots of rye notes along with resiny, piney, and lightly citric hop esters. Pepper and clove with a touch of caramel and Melanoidin malts. Great nose on this beer. The taste is spruce, pepper, grapefruit, clove and rye bread over a layer of biscuit and aspirin... not sure what to make of it but strangely I like it. The mouth feel is more medicinal and chalky note and a tad boozy. The least favorite part of this brew. I like many things brought to the table but still feel something does not quite mesh together. Muddled and astringent as hell.
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Max at the dad palace for the Daduary 2013 tasting. Pours a deep, hazy amber orange body with nice head and lots of lacing. Aroma is juicy fresh grapefruit, pine, and rye. Mouthfeel is medium with same notes in the flavor. Overall a great IPA.