henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
Brown body, red shine, light brown creamy head, laces; Fat, bitter, hoppy, sweet; little creamy, little carbonation, balance, lacks depth; Very bitter, very long hoppy, little creamy, could easily be deeper. dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
This beer is pretty good. A good choice when you want a rough one. A good color as far as beer goes. Not a bad taste either. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Bottle, Sept 2006. I actually didn’t hate or love this beer. Color was a nice amber/brown/orange color. Aroma was hoppy, but not overly strong. Finish was very bitter, up front was fruity/creamy, nice and smooth. I’m not a hophead, but after a while the hops were not overpowering. Would drink again, but not in love with it. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
I can see how this seems to split people. Despite it’s overwhelming percentile. I get a feeling people who hate this brew REALLY hate it. It’s amber copper body with hardly any head lingers with smells of melons, mangoes, hops and the ever so faintest presence of medium roast malts. A lot of times we find hop drinks on the heavy side end up tasting like the glue from scotch tape... but this beer defies that stereotype. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Bomber. Dark orange/rust color with a thick tan head, mostly lasting. Striped lacing. Aroma of dark toffee malts, almost to the point of molasses, with candied orange peel and piney hops. Deep rich flavor of sweet malt, like caramel, propped up by spicy pine/citrus hops. A bit of vegemitey yeast is noticeable in the background, but nothing to spoil the party. Bitter resin finish, medium to full palate. Very good.
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Draft. I’ve had this beer many times in the bottle, on tap around San Diego County at the brewery etc... It was about time I put in a review. The brew pours a deep cloudy amber with a small but thick head. The aroma is smooth and hoppy. The taste seemed smoother then normal, smoother then when I typically have this beer, it is possible that this happened because I had a red ale right before this beer but I can’t be sure. It is a hoppy brew, hops on the forefront with bitterness on the back side, which lingers into the aftertaste. If you don’t try it you’ll never know if your worthy. OHJoel (9) - BG, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006 does not count
Perhaps you’re mouthing the words as you read this--that part on the bottle always cracks me up! Anyway, this beer takes a little warming up to. It looks great, has a nice foamy head and is great on the palate, but the aftertaste is not for the meek, my friend. First few sips, I was wondering whether this was the beer for me. By the end, I had come to like it and was feeling no pain. OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Poured from the 22oz bottle a deep mahogany with an off-white head. Aroma was ver hoppy with caramel malt. Flavor did not disappoint with citrus hops and a piney hop and a sweet carmel malt hidden in the hops. da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
A pretty damn good beer. Is a biter beer to say the least.... but MMMMM... its good River (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2006
This one is a dark burgundy color with a white head. Light aromas of hops, malts, coffee, wet grass, and pine are present. The flavor is sharp and slightly hoppy with a mellow coffee overtone and a bitter finish that will kick your ass.