Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma is a combo of citrus and floral hop notes. The flavor has a nice malt punch followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Good mouthfeel. Solid.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown hazy pour-taste of citrus, grass, floral, big bitter hop finish
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Pours a dark red; citric aroma. This is essentially a very hoppy barley wine, or a double ipa with big malt front. Hops don’t feel fresh here, but I’m getting a more floral variety of the hop. Barley wine style caramel malt balance with a double ipa aggressive hop finish. The hops and malt intermingle to get an almost watermelon jello taste at times. Orange rind flavor comes out as it warms, 8.7% is not detectable. No real roast, or stout characters. Quite good, strong beer.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
thick, sweet and rather bitter. some grass and pine. light carbonation, abrupt finish. decent.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a dark red with some very thick head that laces quite well. Smell has a really strong hop profile, almost too much. On the taste, the fresh hops are so strong that its almost like earwax. However, it is tempered from this by a decent malt backbone. On the aftertaste the pine comes through quite well. Though this beer is almost too agressive to be enjoyed by a casual beer drinker, it certainly is great for those who see Arrogant Bastard as too timid.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, clear, amber pour with a big off-white head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. flavor is big, hoppy, smooth, and a slightly sweet, malty finish. Excellent brew.
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tony’s Place in Ivyland. Color is a deep rich red / brown. Head is not strong. Smells of hops hit your nose. Maybe Crystal hops? I would say this beer is more hop heavy than malt. Alcohol is well hidden under hop kick.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown quickly diminishing white head. Smell is Roasty and piney and floral. Taste is light coffee heavy pine decent citrus.
rustbucket0873 (300) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark brown almost black, but can see though with light in the back. Fluffy tan head. the aroma is grape fruit, and citrus. the flavor is roasty, but with lots of hop flavor and bitterness. the hops are rigth up front to the end, but the after taste is largely the roasted malt. the hops are grapefruit, citrus, and your normal american hop flavors. overall this is pretty good, i would def buy again. it hids the high amount of alcohol very well, i didnt even realize it had that much until i read the bottle.