keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is slightly hazy amber with a thin white head. The aroma is kind of bland with some bread and caramel. The flavor is quite a different story. Malty sweet to start with some caramel. The hops come in towards the back with pine and citrus. Big and bold, nice lingering after taste.
jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of citrusy peppery hops. Taste is sweet vanilla up front with hops and alcohol warmth in the finish. Peppery finish as well. Pretty smooth and balanced.
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Philhop4 (1) - - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin head, nice nose, heavy malt flavor, strong alcohol undertone. Resin afterwards, sticky as it warms.ful round hop flavor.
williamherbert (1197) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy red-orange, positively glows in front of the light. NOt a ton of head,but a good amount of lacing.
Insanely hoppy nose, woody and oily. There is a sugary malt that is akin to a barleywine underneath. Almost a little sour in the malt, like a dark cherry. A tiny bit horsey, but doesnít detract.
The flavor is reinous, spicy hops, with a hint of something thatís almost rye. The malt is a sugary cherry, with a spicy (almost like cinnamon) backbone to it. Itís dusty and a little nutty. There is a big-time bite in the middle of the tongue. Aftertaste of a cherry liqueur.
The feel is thick and sandpapery, This is part IPA, part barleywine, part excellent Christmas ale. This thing is a beast: I had two of them and they packed a wallop, so be careful of that. Seriously.
Christpuncher (658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an incredible double ipa. There is a strong fruity flavor that covers the super hippiness of the beer making it easy to drink.
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durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Good Beer NYC. Pours a light orange with a white head. Nose of citrus, including grapefruit and orange and peel of both. Some resin. Some malty sweetness, and too much of it on the taste. Not bad, but boozy for me.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus, light pine, mildly sweet/earthy malts and a hint of fruit. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, mild heat/alcohol, fruit, a hint of hop resin and and oddly warming finish.
sawbuck (237) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was expecting more punch from the hops in aroma...but mild piney citrus hop aroma. Deep orange amber, darker than anticipated, nice tan froth head that hold well. Sweet malt is over powering, Caramel peaks through, Whereís the hops. More alcohol burn on finish, with mild bitterness. If you like malty ipaís, have at it.
boxofrane (1847) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mariís. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. There is a good bit of carbonation in the glass. The aroma is hoppy is heck with a ton if tropical fruit, earthy piney dirty hops beyond. The taste is medium bitter with a big orange balance. A little syrupy but very nice.
jeremugohio (91) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange appearance, bitter hop aroma. Strong hop taste with a bitter finish. Glad to try a single bottle.