badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Soapy grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with decent bitterness and a chewy palate.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Victor for the share. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Very hop dominated. Pine, gassy herbal and pine accents. Woody hop resinous with some tea like bitterness. Nice brew.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY. Deep amber brown with a beige head. Sweet hops in the aroma, with a touch of roasted malt and herbal notes. The flavor has floral hops, pine needles, and finishes with a nice roasty bitterness. Very nice.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a clear dark burgundy with an off-white head that laced nicely. Aroma had strong pine notes with undertone of both roasted malt and citrus. Flavor was more balanced with the pine notes balancing with the roasted malts.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taco Mac. Super dark amber. Solid but thin head. Rich cider like aroma. Thick as spit with a wicked rich bitter hip bite and a full malt base. (#3858, 2/25/2010)
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours clear rusty orange with nice oily head. Nose of funky, apples, citrus hops and bread. Taste is a bitter hop assault, no balance. Oily mouthfeel with bitter roasted chocolate in the finish.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wow, ..had on tap, in Texas, that’s all mr. govt .. . dark muddy brown .. . smells of syrup and honestly, hangover diarrhea .. i don’t care if my eardrums blow out .. . medium mouth .. decent, but for who makes it, and what it should halfway be, Absolute Pants! .. .crap .. . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmoEYxvLvF0 ..1:35 ..
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle buy from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s Beverage Depot: A very refreshing Brown DIPA. This poured a clear reddish brown body with a sustained, spongy ecru head. The aroma was filled with a fresh hoppiness - yellow grapefruit and lemon zest with a touch of pine. Beneath were traces of a dark caramel sweetness. The flavor began with a lightly toasted dark malt sweetness, but that was soon buried under a surge of hoppy tastes and a serious bitterness. The finish was dry with a prolonged citric bitterness. Nice.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, low cream.fruity, raisiny, light herbal hop. Roast start, herbal, light strawberry. Roast and grass aftertaste. Good chewiness, sparkly. Pleasant toasty brew.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 12/26/2009 bottle and at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/4/2009 on tap. This American Strong Ale pours a medium red color from the bottle. Large sized white foamy head with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is caramel and sweet, piney and grapefruity hops. A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale or is it a Imperial India Pale Ale? The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are piney and grapefruity. This beer walks the line between an ASA and 2xIPA. Lots of hops, with some heavy hop bite. But there is a nice malt backbone here as well. Nice carbonation. The bottled version seems a little hoppier than the draft version. The alcohol seems a little more present in the draft version. Mouthfeel us full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.