Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft at Taps. Pours hazy deep tawny/gold. Thin to medium cream-coloured head, solid lacing. Nose is big caramel, spice, juniper, Belgian yeast? spruce, marmalade. Flavours of spicy ginger cake, big sticky malt presence, plus grapefruit, spice, fruitcake. More an American Strong than an IIPA in my opinion... Meh... bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, bread, and grass. Flavor of grass, pine, caramel, and citrus with a bittersweet finish. Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours dark gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pepper, bread and caramel. Taste is sweet with some bitterness on the finish. Drinks well for the abv olio (10431) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Draught @ Apex, Portland.PhillyCraft (7584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours clear amber color with medium head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, toffee, hops and hay. Flavour of hoppy fruits, mild caramel and hay. Very nice.
On tap, pours a lightly hazed golden colot, medium white head, good lace. Aromas of light bread, faint hops, overall a very weak aroma. Taste is ultra bitter, caramel sweetness dominates. Way too sugary and malty. Big miss considering this was apparently rare and only at 5 bars in the county.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
On tap at Monk's with Vinny. Well, let's just say I expected much more. By that I mean, I expected it to be drinkable. This beer pours nice and clear golden with a fuzzy white head. Nice lacing as well. It takes a fucking nose dive from there; the nose is dismal, the taste is is absolute malty hell, and I could not take more than two sips. So malty, stale and bland. Bitterly disappointed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Smell is fresh grassy hops. Taste hoppy, grassy, and grapefruit, decent maltiness, pretty tastey. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
On draft at Monk’s Cafe.User37895 (3042) - - JUN 23, 2012
A: Clear light amber, carbonation plenty, thick and dense white head.
S: Semi-bitter citrus.
T: Malty with a sweet mildly bitter citrus bite.
M: Medium bodied light carbonation, creamy.
O: Easy to drink with good balance, nothing stands out.
On draft at Monk’s Cafe. Pour was amber colored, slight faint haze, nice self-sustaining head. Aroma of strong pine, some citrus. Flavor followed over top of a mild biscuit malt. Hops not as strong as the description promised, but a darned nice brew. I think I’m cool with the Double Jack as it is over this. Mouthfeel full, slight stickiness. ACHops (1606) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap @ Bottleworks. Pours dark orange with thin head. Aroma is citrus and grapefruit hops. Taste is thick caramel malt, sticky boozy sweetness, with piney hops that linger through the finish to leave a sweet bitter aftertaste. A big beer, no doubt. Though it’s been a whole, this is similar to Racer X. Only shortcoming I could identify is maybe a little more hops up front? The malt profile on this is spot on.