yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Aroma is mild spiced and dry hoppy. Citric, malty and wooden flavoured. Bone dry and bitter into a dry and bitter finish. Bitter and slight citrusy. Dry and bitter.
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at fiulijn.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, pine needles and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 2011-03-09, bottle from BC Liquors on Robson St., Vancouver, 8.3% ABV, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized creamy head. Strong caramel aroma, some hops, light apples. Strong body, with caramel and toffee flavor, and enough sweetness; very strong bitterness, some bitter oranges and a lot of resins evident mostly in the final. Very long final. Sweeter than I remembered. Pleasantly aggressive.
2010-08-14, bottle, purchased 5 months ago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with a generous, compact and persitent head. Nice aroma, toffee and hops, the hops are green and grassy. Good body strength; it has a good toffee flavor, with some sweetness; strong bitterness, but the hopping, even if it has some qualities, is not penetrating. Still very good.
2010-03-23, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy orange-amber color; nice creamy head. Nice hop aroma, less powerful than the bottled one, citrusy hops. Good toasted malt and toffee flavor, with some residual sugars on the tongue, and a powerful hopping. Very strong final, resiny, citrusy enough and a bit creamy too. Long final, excessive but well built.
2010-03-14, bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy red-amber color; small sized creamy head. The aroma is light, creamy, even with scent of Belgian yeast, and timid fruity hops. Strong body, good toffee flavor, sweet, with caramel; strong bitterness, with evident resins and light fruits, citrusy hops. Solid, even if not exciting.
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright dark amber colour. Very hoppy with lots of caramel nose. Woody, light orange notes. Bitter, slightly acrid hop. Earthy. The alcohol comes in late. It loses something in translation to double size.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, a bit on the dark side for how I prefer my IPAs (or double IPAs). The aroma opens with nice pine hop notes and a mild citrus character. The sweet malt comes through quite a bit. Maybe a touch of herbal hops on the back end. The flavor is just okay. Moderate sweetness with some pine and citrus peel notes providing the bulk of the hop flavor.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: January 03, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, wispy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma, lots of pine and caramel
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice citrus, caramel candy, big bitterness comes in to add some balance
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to Oakes and Beershine. Amber pour wtih an offwhite head. Aroma is full of hops and christmas trees. Flavor is well balanced between some bitter hops and mats with a good bitter hop finish. Not bad.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, dark amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Earthy, musky, piney aroma. Full-bodied with a mildly oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. Malty and bittersweet, the flavor provides toffee sweetness and piney bitterness. Lengthy, astringent, grassy finish.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, some caramel, and floral. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and a little bit earthy.