PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours a dark amber in a dimly lit environment. Holding it up to a white wall it looks light amber/deep gold. Cask at Al’s of Hampden by the way. This smells like caramel and tastes like caramel, way too much sweetness, kind of flat. Hops are an afternote; I don’t really remember them much. italianjohn (3223) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Pale golden pour off white frothy head ... striped lacing .... lots of citrusy hop in the aroma and bitter rinds ...... bitter hop and citrusy hop hit and then a nice caramel malty combo .... a bitter citrusy hop finish resiny and sticky hop mouthfeel .... lots of grapefruit and bitter hops ..... lots of hop here loved it keepersj12 (3136) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Mine was a clear amber from the tap. Citrus hop aroma right from the start. Malty backbone set up the hop kick. Very good after taste that lingered. A very good beer. hallinghansen (3403) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy ornge body with a medium white head. Aroma is peach, hops, fruit, grapefruit. Flavor is hops, grapefruit, peach, and some malty notes. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Hazy orange pour with a creamy off white head which quickly dissipated. The aroma is sweet peach and barley with hint of orange. The flavor is barley, citrus, bitter grape fruit in finish. Full bodied yet highly drinkable.
Plovmand (8585) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet peach, caramel and barley. Some pine and citrus. The flavour is barley, citrus, bitter grape fruit and sweet malt. Like a hoppy barley wine. Full bodied. Very nice. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The Dan Journal #363. Tasted 6/28/10. 22oz bomber. Hazy with a golden hue. Brainy off-white head. Aromas of honey, hops and toast. Undertones of tart berries. Slight burn in the nose. Full bodied with a sticky palate. Decent alcohol note. A lot of melon and berry flavors in this one. Followed by a lot of grapefruit bitterness. This is a big beer! Definitely an Imperial. Smooth sipper. Very nice! bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
hazy, orange, minimal head, white foam, citrus, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter, koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: golden orange translucent body with a 1 finger white crown that shows some retention and lacing. Attractive!
Smell: Oh baby can you say citrus hop bomb? Loads of grapefruit and a touch of lemon.
Taste: The only thing holding this brew back from scoring higher is an abundance of grapefruit flavor which means there is also a fair share of bitterness. The bitterness helps mask the abv and decreases as the brew warms. Not much of a malt profile here....this is strictly a grapefruit hop bomb. Dare I say Pliny-esque? One dimensional yes, but great at that dimension!
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a hint of stickyness but with ample carbonation makes this one great!
Drinkability: The high abv is a set back in this department.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-08-2009 zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
Tap @ RnH - pours orange, arouma is citrusy and crispy malts. floral, pine and tangy notes. medium bodied and high (excessive?) carbonation. Tasty though, and the alcohol is well hidden.