fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold pour with a 1-2 finger, soapy white head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, citrus, orange slice candy, light berry notes, light buttery oak, toast and pine. Flavor is toast, buttery oak, toffee, herbal hops, citrus hops, pine hops, burnt sugar, lots of overly strong fruity (berry and tree fruit) notes, a pretty large amount of booziness for 8.1%abv, light earthy spice, hints of dry leaves and bread to the finish along with a lingering burnt sugar, toffee and sweet tree fruit finish. Medium body with a creamy to oily entry and dry, bordering on astringent finish. Decent IIPA, a little too boozy and fruity, enough bitterness, but lacking in hoppy freshness and depth.
Awktoberfest (201) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesn't knock anything out of the ball park...sweet and muted hop flavors... Ok at best....
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (2048) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Andersons in Toledo. Amber pour with thin off-white. Aroma of caramel, floral, citrus. Tastes are more of the same - sweet malt, pine, grapefruit. Nice and even with a light bitter finish. Good.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange amber DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet vinous malt with treacle, floral hops, like a Barley Wine. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with treacle, vinous notes, iodine, alcohol warmth, floral hops, very nice. On tap at Breukelyn Bier Merchants.
madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Post fest Tulip Hotel Tasting. Lightly hazy amber beer with a tidy white head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light pale malt base, Good hops - orange and orange marmalade, pine and mellow lemon. Finishes light. A light and tasty DIPA.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to enjoy game 1 of the world series. Pours clear copper with froth tan head and nice legs. Light nose of fruits and pine. Tastes of resin, tropical fruit and oranges, caramel, spice, floral, earth. Lingering fruit finish. Kinda light bodied and thin.
tgncc (2506) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is flowers, musty. The appearance is clear deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, flowers, citrus. The finish is flowers, citrus, grapefruit. Medium in body. Pretty nice.
574deadzone (766) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy full moon. Pours an awesome glowing bronze with a thick off-white head that leaves some sticky, intricate lace. Nose involves a big dose of pine resin, some orange and grapefruit citrus, some grassiness, marmalade, apricot and peach, floral notes, some light honey, biscuit, and toasted malt notes. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, and quite bitter. Medium toward full bodied, oily, fair carb, juicy, sticky, a touch soapy, with a lingering drying bitter and juicy citrus tart finish. Enjoying the balance, and the exuberant fresh hop notes. Iíve said juicy like three times now, but thatís whatís going on. Incredibly fresh tasting, very rewarding. This yearís version involves locally grown Illinois hops, and Iím pretty impressed with how it turned out.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Floral hops with citrus, and some toastiness. Lighter caramel in the tastes too.
boxofrane (1711) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma is not pungent, has some floral notes, some light orange. The taste has an assault if citrus.. Orange, lemon, and a light bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in Room 316 of the Tulip, Bodegraven, after day II of Borefts í13, big thanks to Kenny for dragging this one further east and for his slap bass efforts on his thigh!
Clear dark golden amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is caramel malt, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange pith, toasted malts.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry grassy finish with a good dose of hop bitterness.