Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Draft. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and improved as it warms to 48 degrees.
Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On draught at the brewpub, served in a chalice. The beer is a hazy bright yellow-orange color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops and grapefruit, plus some sweet malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. I would have picked this as a IIPA 10 out of 10 times, easily one of the most hoppy Barley Wines I have tried. Style interpretation aside though it is a good beer. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival 2016, Denver, CO.alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Cloudy golden color with a tiny off-white head.
Strong hops, resin, bitterness and some malty balance. Really nice surprise. New brewery for me. Rich and balanced. Nice.
Draft a few times, most recently at Big Beers and Barley Wines Dayton. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big hoppy component around a decent malt base. Caramel, lightly toasted, citrus, resin and earthy hops that don’t make it easy to classify. They list it as an American Barley wine and the site has it as an Imperial/Double IPA. Either way it is tasty and worth a try if you get the chance. phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draft from Dirty Frank’s. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, and honey. Flavor of resinous hops, citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malts, pineapple, and pine resin. Medium body, fruity, sweet. Low carbonation.
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle thnx to Mike ! Pours rather clear amber, good white head . Smell is pine, very intense, bitter; Taste is very intense, pine, extremely pine. Also an amazing amount of stone-fruit like characters. Tha amarillo balances it all out to a pure hopjuice bomb. this is bold, and extreme, the way I like it. Might not be my favourite kind of hoppyness, but the intensity here is damn nice ! JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
CBC (and just about everyone else) was out of this by the time I was looking for it, but found it on tap at Lounge 62. Hazy gold color with a medium off-white head. Lots of citrusy hops in the nose with a good sweet malt balance. Malty flavor at first, but orange and pine show up pretty quickly with some grapefruit and sweet malt on the back end. Very good DIPA...er...I mean...barleywine. ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle marked 050917. Nose huge citrus and rind, bright, resin, caramel, heavy sugar, dough and caramel, touch earth. Big! Pour cloudy golden leaning toward yellow a bit, large and lacing rocky beige head. Taste sugary-alcoholic, truly those are the dominant pillars, but there’s also bright citrus, thick malt, heavy perfume, somewhat floral with musk components. So biggest Citra and Centennial to my taste, really big, with subtler Amarillo candy accents and most of the heavy pine and resin from the other two. So thick and viscous as to approach goopy or granular, but there are no chunks, the body is smooth and creamy without being at all heavy, the vibes remain bright. Sweetness never gets out of control or cloys, likewise no burn, and the presumably strong bitterness only makes itself known in the finish with volume, where it’s clean but tame. A great one. [2017.06.10: 3.9] Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
(Echantillonné au Bagby Fest): Terriblement équilibré entre les sucres et la résine. Les fruits tropicaux sont indécents de leurs qualités juteuses, buvabilité démesurée. DialSquare (5031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2015 On tap at Local Cantina, Grandview. Gold pour, white head, spotty stick. Aroma of apricot, orange, bread. Tastes are citrus, floral hops and honey, caramel, tropical fruit, resiny. Good stuff.