BeerRenter76 (1035) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/5/2009. Greeted by a nice citrus aroma as i opened the bottle,it pours a deep burnt cooper body with a thick massive head that left plenty of good lace. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, floral notes with a slight earthy hint. Flavor was a bitter blast with malts showing in the aftertaste, the taste was a little disappointing considering the nice aroma. Medium body and smooth going down, with a decent balance. Overall it was a fairly good beer. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. commonmac (1337) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
12 oz bottle picked up at Blue Max in Burnsville, MN. Disappointed because this one has a best by date 06-12-15 and I missed it when purchased. Poured into Belgian snifter glass. Deep brandy, reddish orange color with a healthy off-white head. Nose is a little bit malty and caramel-like with a little bit of a pine hop resin undertone. Guessing this one was brighter and hoppier when fresh. Taste has a healthy dose of sweetness with citrus (mango, orange) coming through. Much more malty and bready than anticipated once again probably from the aging of the beer in the bottle. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden. Finish feels a little bit like a pine household cleaner. I’m going to try a fresher one and re-rate this one if applicable.