fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle; courtesy of madsberg
Cloudy amber color, with big frothy head. Strong aroma, fruity hops in the front, bitter oranges, and then some cheesy yeast. Malt flavor, some caramel, too much yeast; strong bitterness, but also final astringency from the yeast.
Powerful but too rough.
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle from 2012 Winter Secret Santa. Hazy and muddy. Not a big hop presence. Slightly malty and sweet. Pleasant. New or aged bottle?
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy amber color. Lots of carbonation, with a thick white head. Piney, slightly floral aroma. Tastes much as it smells, very piney with a touch of earthiness. Goes down smooth, with a touch of bitterness and dryness in the finish, with some alcohol warmth. Not nearly as hoppy as I might have expected initially, though the flavor builds up. Pretty good brew, especially for a single hop type.
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AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Visible sediment in a very hazy pour. This beer had strong hops, but was not very smooth. Strong pine aftertaste.
Rightcross55 (6) - Keller, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy copper with a thick foamy head and thick lacing. Aroma of pine. Initial flavor is hop heavy, but did not develop as much as expected. Lingering aftertaste of light bitter hops.
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boxofrane (2144) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a large white head. The aroma is full of floral notes with some earthy notes. The taste is bitter with an orange citrus kick before a dry finish
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy golden redish. Thick head. Sweet aroma with some citrus and yeast. Very malty and slight citrus. Yeasty warm aftertaste. Not very hoppy flavor. Bitter finish with alcohol warmth.
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy/opaque brown pour.Light tan thick, lasting head. Smells of resinous hops and sweet caramel notes. Tastes of hops and caramel. A lot of carbonation. Very interesting beer.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 This is a unique brew! They are right the first sip is full of bubbles. Lots of carbonation in this one (it dies down as the beer sits, thank god!) Heavy resin & citrus in the aromatics. Taste (after the carbonation) has a slightly botanic bitterness that gets stronger but quickly tappers off into a rolling sweetness. I don’t pick out any real particular tastes but the ones I do are an acetic/vinegary orange + pine herbalness... Kind of weird, lots of "resin" and citrus. Palate is thick and lively. Overall, I like and would love to try the filtered version!
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Hazy orange-gold with a small white head. Nothing special to look at. The aroma improves the experience, bringing a pineapple fruitiness along with citrus (grapefruit) and caramel. The flavour is where this one shines, carrying over all of the aspects of the aroma, and filling them out. A little sweet. Full body. Light carbonation. This would be an interesting one with which to do a vertical.