geologyguy (1611) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Strong scent of grapefruit, strong taste which is slightly disappointing from the good smell, too bitter :-( TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of a thrown in from a Chicago In-Person Trade. Thanks. Never tried or bought this when it came out. Pours a richd deep coppery orange pour. Darker middle, big dark orange glow and haziness. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a loose ring, laces small. Aromas are citrus, dry bready and biscuity malts. Grapefruit, gentle older hops, soap and oranges. A touch of marmalade, toffee, and resiny earthy florals. A firm hopping, a bit deadened with some age. The malt body is firm, but still covered by the hops. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more firm. Dry and biscuity, bready hops, gentle toast, firm citrusy grapefruit and floral hops. Earthy grass, a touch resiny up front. A bit prickly, the more dry edge stays through. Resiny and floral, grapefruit and orange in the middle. A weird medicinal feel into the backend, a bit hot ABVwise, some toast, toffee, and the stickier elements play more into that back. A dry almost spicy finish, earthy dry hops, toast, and biscuits. Heat from the ABV makes it a touch harsh. I get it, I’m just not a fan of these "Let’s hop it a ton BUT ALSO make it have a huge sticky malt bill" beers. A bit old. It’s ok, I guess. I wouldn’t buy it again though. Looks great. Just a lot of better options in my opinion for my tastes. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks so much Sean for taking me over the edge. Smell the glove, people, because this beer goes to 11! I’ve really been into strong beers lately, as long as they aren’t ruinously sweet or overly flawed, so I’m taking the dry heat of this beer gracefully. The aroma gives clean alcohol and piney hops. In the middle, there’s some crystal malt, some Bell’s house yeast, and lots of alcohol, which makes it enjoyable sippable on a cool night. However, the hoppiness in the middle is sleepy and the crystal malt too obvious, leaving with you with a less than 11 experience, unfortunately.. A fun inspiration, though. AdamChandler (5099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Thanks to my buddy Mike for sending this one over.
AirForceHops (7332) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A - Pours a dark reddish oak color. 2 finger off white head
S - Nose is like a barleywine and an IPA crawled inside of the glass. Loads of brown sugar sweetness, hints of citra, grapefruit and pineapple.
T - Very sweet with tropical fruits and mango up front. Middle is a malt bomb with burnt sugar, graham cracker and floral notes. Finish is pine needle.
M - Very heavy body. Lots of booziness in this one. Slight chest burner on the finish
O - Sort of undwhelming in the piney / malty category but the GAlaxy and Citra hops really shine through!
12 oz. bottle in a trade with Queenholly. Thanks! Enjoyed at cellar temperature. Amber color with very thin head. No retention. Nose was mostly caramel malt and a pine like hops. Taste is mostly caramel and biscuit notes from the malt. The rest of the flavor is very resinous hops with some like notes of toffee. 11% ABV is kept in check, not real noticeable at all. Mouthfeel is real balanced between sweet and hoppy. A nice beer but not one I’m going to run and find again.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma of sweet citrus hop with some malty caramel. Pours red with small white film. Taste is quite bland. Good but tame citrus hop profile. Lots of sugary malt behind it. Too sweet and not hoppy enough. Very disappointing. solidfunk (9017) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Caramel and plenty of booze like fermented orange juice on your night stand. Sweet and some light tang. Bottle. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12oz bottle. thanks to chris for handing these out like i was trickortreatin... pours darker than what i would have expected with a deeper amber slightly coppery feel, mostly transparent, and topped with a quickly retreating soapy white head... aroma isn’t all that assertive, bready rye like malts to go along with a semi-assertive but almost generic like tropical fruit hop. somewhat sweet. doesn’t pop like some of the hoppy brews of late... flavors are more of the same with a fairly substantial darker bready malt profile with a bigger hop profile, albeit not too bright or distinguished. a little tropical fruit, a bit phenolic, a bit bitter in the finish. sweeter through the middle. it just doesn’t come together all that well or all that cleanly. bigger bodied and somewhat strengthy overall. one and done for me on this one. JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Clear amber pour with a nice sticky beige head. This beer is dominated by caramel malt, sweet sugars, toffee, and finishes with bitter hops. Slightly metallic. It’s decent, but I’m not a fan of this much caramel sweetness. The abv is well hidden. It’s not a DIPA, should be either ASA or barleywine. shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Orange malt and light citrus peel aroma. Amber with small head. Very sweet orange and strongly bitter orange peel flavor. Sweet and hoppy.