ARH (733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 22 oz bomber poured into a Belgian tulip glass. A fully rounded, bright citrus, peach, and pine hop aromas come through off the start of this one. The citrus notes come through as orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. A prevalent candi sugar makes itself known as the head start to recede. Some light, mellow spice / herbal notes, sweet caramel syrup, and a touch of creamer also come through to round off the aroma. The beer has a clear, honey-orange appearance (a bit of haze comes through near the end of the bottle) topped by a big, rocky and frothy, yellow-orange head which reduced to a messy, but ample, fluffy layer. The taste is a nice balance between medium-high levels of both sweetness and bitterness; neither of which is obnoxious or overwhelming, and they both cut and compliment each other nicely. The medium-full body is loaded with soft, fluffy carbonation, helping the beer to go down creamy and smooth. The mouth is mostly caramel syrup (quite sugary), sweet orange citrus, peach, and bitter grapefruit and lemon citrus. It finishes dry, and somewhat crisp with pine, lemon, and a resin touch. For as rich and full as the mouth was, the finish is relatively clean; it mellows out nicely. The aftertaste has a spiciness to it with pine and toasted grain.
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottled pours clear dark red-orange with 2 finger head. Nose is fruity malt, medicinal cherry, lemon, pine. Taste is malty pine and lemon, cararmel, subtle cracker. Finish is bitter piney lemon with sweet fruity malt notes.
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange pour from 22 oz bottle from whole foods. Off white head. A rye fruity hoppy smell. Citrus fruity tropical hoppy delicious taste. Another wonderful FFF
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity forward and lightly sweet smelling. Iíts got a good bit of pineapple and a mold alcohol presence.
The flavor is fruity & hop forward, itís got a really pleasant bitterness. Pineapple, citrus rind, booze & spiciness. A touch high on the booze, but overall pretty good.
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper glowing pour. Candied sugar, sweet aroma. Taste has a malt balance but is hop forward and sweet. Great brew.
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conway (1887) - - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper/amber with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste follows suit and adds some citrus and serious hop bitterness. Thick mouthfeel and relatively mild carb. Highly enjoyable.
WillDunn (28) - - MAR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh on tap. A big, fruit forward IPA with some nice Belgian zest that represents both brewers' strengths.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. nice DIPA, fruity floral yeastiness, resiny big FFF bitterness. dank resiny hops & struise yeast feed well off each other. very nice
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A super bitter and hoppy beer. Really easy to drink. Pours an orange in color. Ha at the brew pub. Really bitter finish.
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bytemesis (4096) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from rxeight - thanks! Bottling date 02/10/2014. Pours hazy amber with a large beige head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma has notes of pine, citrus, caramel, and some spicy yeast going. Flavor is about the same, fairly malty, medium sweet, light bitter, and a definite Belgian feel. Decent enough, but not really out of the box. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel.