minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Quite bitter, a taste bud bruiser for sure. Reddish orange color with little head. Bitter grapefruit, mild caramel notes to help balance, and more bitterness. Nice! dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Thanks to grownfool for this one! Pours a nice cloudy orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is glorious of citrus hops, very slight floral, decent herbal notes, pine, grass, and some spices. Flavor comes together ever so nicely and makes for a wonderful drink. konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2011
Note that this bottle was from last year. Pours a hazy slightly pale yellow. The aroma is a bit weak at first but grows with a couple of minutes in the glass, but it is the taste that stand out here. Loads of pineapple, both perfectly ripe and freh as well as tinned. Medium bitter with a dry finish. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2004
220z bottle. I think the commercial description does a better job with the taste description than I would. What I love about this beer is that it isn’t just hop tea, there is some solid malt here, yet it isn’t quite as heavy as a barley wine. This is a very impressive beer, incredibly smooth and silky for its hop content...its bitter, but not gut wrenchingly so. Very good and deserving of its high rating IMO. The color, head and lace were absolutely awesome too. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Beautiful bright coppery amber-orange color with a dense, fine, creamy, light tan colored head. Hop-driven aroma of grapefruit. General citrus top notes with earthy and spicy undertones mixed with some malt and alcohol. Citrus and resinous hop flavors--orange peel--with deep, strong, profound hop bitterness--one of the most bitter beers I’ve had. Malt flavors are present, but only just enough to provide the perfect balance to the body--not heavy or sweet yet strong enough to support the dense bitterness. Well integrated alcohol rounds out the amazingly packed flavor profile that delicately unwinds through a long finish.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Cloudy dark orange with a good head. Aroma is orange and citrus hops with a malty backbone. Flavour is the same with a strong hop character and a bitter finish. obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2004
Amber brown w/small head. Hops peach, creamy light citrus nose. Me weight w/dry hoppy sweet finish. Pine fruit, melon, malt, and light alcohol on the tail end. Very well balanced, Wow! Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle, thanks for sharing richlikebeer. Aroma certainly hoppy enough, citrus and pine notes. Poured a nice clear bronze. Flavor as noted in nose with a nice malt backup. Palate was good to with just enough bite to let you know you’re drinking good. Overall this was quite tasty. GarageBrewer80 (567) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Flaska från boxbeer. Bärnstenfärgad med vit skumkrona. Söt doft av humle, ananas och kola. Söt och lite besk kropp. Smak av rostad malt, bränt socker, torkad aprikos, tall och ananas. Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Wow was this amazing. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. So perfectly hopped and bodied that it feels like a single IPA at 6% in the mouth but burns with the tremendous sweetness and mouth watering tongue squeltering bitterness of a 12% IIPA. Just fantastic, purely citrussy, no floral, no pine. Just fantastically amazing. I had been expecting this one a long while, four years I looked for it, and it absolutely blew my mind.