Darkmagus82 (1976) - - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-27-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a red colored beer with a one finger tan head. The head has only a light level of retention, but when it fades it leaves a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet and hop fruit aroma. The sweet fruits are largely orange and tropical in nature with the hoppy being largely of a grapefruit like smell. With these fruit aromas are other aromas of a pine and earthy hop as well as a very light caramel smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready base with large amount of sweet caramel and citrus as well as a moderate showing of citrus hop. The grapefruit citrus hop present in the beginning grows stronger in intensity as the taste moves on. It is joined by some hop flavors that were detected in the nose. A pine taste comes to the tongue followed by a more earthy taste at the end, which when combined with the other hp and sweeter flavors leaves a persisting hop, yet rather balanced taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the smoother side with a carbonation level that is about average. It suits the flavors rather well and makes it rather easy drinking.
Overall – If you can find this one be sure to give it a go. It drinks very easy and has wonderful flavor transitions. Delicious and quite tasty.
crossovert (9062) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like bottle is a few months old. Hops are faded, yeasty notes, old malt.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour - pours scarlet copper, clear, with big fluffy white head. Big hoppy aromas on the nose. Taste is piny hops, nice malt backbone, big bitter finish. Tingly. Really awesome.
Reynolds314 (2799) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hopped up amber/red. Good malt backbone with some caramel, biscuit, and spicy hops. Quite bitter on the finish but not overly so. Interesting beer and good to try some different beers from a great brewery.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to drunkdietictian. Big hop flavors, malty and strong, good hop flavors
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of watson1977, thanks! Clear dark amber color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is pine resin and brown sugar.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to watson1977. Pours a very deep black tea, medium tan head. Medium tan head. Spotty lace. Nose is cheesy, sticky strawberry candies, spicy tea leaves. Taste is cheesy, tannic, spicy. Palate is tea tannic, a bit spicy. Small booziness.
HeadyDE (569) - Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish, crimson, amber goodness on the bottle pour into snifter...slight head and fairly active carbonation...nose of pine and malty sweetness..1st scratch offering..looking forward to sampling..mouthfeel is grapefruit, tangerine and citrus goodness with a bitter kick to the taste buds..very fresh and resinous..reminds me of a good hybrid mixture of nugget nectar and Yakima glory..enjoyable..worth seeking...
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear goldish copper with a medium head. Nose is nice & hoppy. Tastes sweet , mild fruits up front, followed by piney bitters. Nice medium body, a bit of malt, a bit of bitter. Tasty Brew.
pineypower (2719) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Capones. Pours out a strange amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is of citrus, sweet fruits, pine, peppermint, caramel and some odd sweet notes. Taste is of caramel malts, odd herbal notes, some earth, bread pudding, citrus, and some mild alcohol.